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Assembly Introduces the Author Behind the Book NEED

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Joelle Charbonneau, author of the book NEED, speaking to Godinez students on Monday August 27, 2018.

Joelle Charbonneau, author of the book NEED, speaking to Godinez students on Monday August 27, 2018.

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Joelle Charbonneau, author of the book NEED, speaking to Godinez students on Monday August 27, 2018.

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Who’s behind the book NEED?

 

That question was finally answered on August 27, 2018, when author Joelle Charbonneau, visited our campus.  

 

With a special assembly scheduled, Charbonneau spoke to the whole school.

 

In the assembly, she revealed how troublesome her way to the writing field was to her. Charbonneau studied drama in college but was soon disappointed when she kept getting rejections during auditions.

 

She decided to try something new.

 

Seeking the path of writing. Even though she knew nothing about writing books, she wrote many stories. With a little push from her husband, she figured out a way to write a complete story.

 

Charbonneau explained all of this during the assembly, yet went into more detail during when she enjoyed lunch with a few students. 

 

Students were allowed to ask questions regarding NEED, Charbonneau’s other works, or other questions the students were curious to know.

 

In regards to NEED’s plot, Charbonneau revealed many interesting facts. When planning her next book, Charbonneau’s agent suggested she writes a contemporary story and what better way to achieve this goal than to write about teenagers using social media platforms.

 

Charbonneau is known for her thrillers and suspenseful stories which is why it might not come as a surprise that NEED is actually a rewrite of a Stephen King novel called “Needful Things.” Charbonneau mentioned that she loved the plot of the story but decided she wanted an actual person behind all the madness.

 

The writing process for NEED was challenging. Charbonneau researched on social media looking into analytics and going through terms and conditions for many popular social media platforms. Charbonneau also said that she was offered many alterations for the plot and alternative endings that she quickly rejected. The editing process was a long one, according to Charbonneau.

 

One student asked, “Why was Nate never given a perspective throughout the story?.” Charbonneau revealed that giving Nate a perspective would uncover his scandalous secret.

 

Another student chimed in, “And what about Ethan?” Charbonneau mentioned that her inspiration for this character was actually a bad prom date she had in high school.

 

Charbonneau is currently in the process of revising an upcoming book that she has decided to rewrite due to it not being at its best yet.

 

Charbonneau answered the underlying question, “what do you NEED?” with the simple response of “sleep.”

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  1. Mr. Church on September 17th, 2018 4:24 pm

    Thank you to Mrs. Pruden for making this happen for our Grizzlies!

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