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Black Mirror meets Pretty Little Liars in this novel full of action, suspense and hot romance. Now a major film on Amazon Prime starring Emma Roberts, Dave Franco and Juliette Lewis!

Are you playing the game, or is the game playing you?

A high-stakes online game of dares turns deadly.

Vee doesn't know if she has the guts to play NERVE, an online game of high-stakes dares. With Ian on her team, it's easy to agree to another dare. And another. And another. At first it's thrilling, as the manipulative audience, or 'Watchers', cheer them on to riskier challenges. But things quickly get out of hand. Just how far will Vee go before she loses NERVE?

Praise for Nerve:
'Ryan's story is thought-provoking and unsettling...the ending goes off with a bang and a twist.' Publishers Weekly
'Ryan questions the nature of entertainment and explores the concept of privacy in a world of increasingly sophisticated social media. Teens will find themselves drawn in by the story's possibilities, and unNERVEd by its outcome. Give this to Suzanne Collins's Hunger Games fans.' School Library Journal
'The commentary on today's life-as-public-spectacle society is sound. The pacing is relentless, and readers will find themselves flipping madly to the very last page.' Kirkus Reviews

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About The Author

Jeanne Ryan has lived all over the world, raised in a family with eleven brothers and sisters. She spent her early childhood in Hawaii and the rest of her growing-up years trying to figure out a way to get back there, with stops in South Korea , Michigan and Germany along the way. Before writing fiction, she tried her hand at many things, including wargame simulation and youth development research. But she decided it was much more fun to work on stories than statistics. These days, she still loves Hawaii but has found her home under the moody skies of the Pacific Northwest.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK (July 28, 2016)
  • Length: 304 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781471146176
  • Ages: 12 - 99

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The pacing is relentless, and readers will find themselves flipping madly to the very last page

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