Read the book before you see 2016's hottest YA film, starring Emma Roberts, Dave Franco & 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 ? '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 Debut author Jeanne Ryan delivers on a Black Mirror meets Pretty Little Liars novel full of action, suspense and hot romance.