Review: Nerve

Title: Nerve
Author: Jeanne Ryan
Published: 2012
Page Count: 294
Rating: 3/5

Vee is not the type of girl who would normally participate in NERVE, an online game of dares. She is very quite and a theater nerd, so when she accepts her first dare, most people are surprised. But Vee can’t stop accepting the dares that she is given because she keeps being offered prizes that she can’t turn down. And once she’s partnered with Ian, another NERVE player, she really can’t stop. She loves the attention of the Watchers and all the prizes, but the dares start to go too far and they start to wonder how far are they willing to go.

I really enjoyed the first half of this book. It was thrilling and I was excited to see where the story was going. But the second half fell flat. I did not like anything about the grand prize dare. It was rushed and I just didn’t like where the story ended. I honestly, did not know that Nerve was a book until I saw trailers for the movie. I still haven’t seen the movie, but after reading the book, the trailer looks A LOT different from the book. And I’m hoping it is better. Ian was a very lovable character from the start, but obviously I was a little suspicious of him. I really liked Tommy as well and wished he got more time with Vee during the dares. Vee upset me a couple of times because of the dares that she was willing to do for a pair of shoes or a new phone. It’s so petty to ruin your friendship over things like that. The ending of the book, like I said before, was not what I was expecting at all.

I love the concept of a science fiction story about a game that we can particpate in. I love Tron and Spy Kids 3D. I just love the concept of entering into a game and seeing that type of world. So ultimately, that’s why I was interested in this book but this one is more of a mystery/thriller. I still enjoyed it somewhat but would love to see a different ending of it.


5 thoughts on “Review: Nerve

    1. I just finished watching the movie and they are VERY different. In fact, I don’t think that any of the dares in the movie are in the book. Nevertheless, I thought the movie was just okay. Nothing great, just like the book. 🙂

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