Book Review: Crash Into Me

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Crash Into Me by Albert Borris

Released: July 21, 2009
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages: 257
Rating: 4 stars
Owen, Frank, Audrey, and Jin-Ae have one thing in common: they all want to die. When they meet online after each attempts suicide and fails, the four teens make a deadly pact: they will escape together on a summer road trip to visit the sites of celebrity suicides...and their final destination, they will all end their lives. As they drive cross-country, bonding over their dark impulses, sharing their deepest secrets and desires, living it up, hooking up, and becoming true friends, each must decide whether life is worth living - or if there's no turning back.

From the summary of the book, it sounded like it would be an interesting, possibly different read for me. Even as I began reading, I wasn't sure what to expect. I mean suicide is a serious issue, and it's not something I really want to read about every day. But what Albert Borris did with his writing shocked me. It was amazing, fast-paced, and very riveting. I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would, considering it's about four teenagers on the edge of suicide.

Overall, I thought the book was put well together. You follow the lives of four teens: Owen, Audrey, Frank, and Jin-Ae, while they drive across country with the decision of dying at the final stop, Death Valley. The interesting plot made this a hard novel fro me to put down. I love how throughout the book we were able to see some of the characters' IM conversations from the time they met to the time they left for their trip, and different types of lists they created.

Will they actually go through with their deal and kill themselves in the end? I know, but you;ll have to read to find out. This was a great story and I enjoyed being able to get an inside look at what someone on the verge of suicide thinks.



Briana said...

Wow. This book sounds really good. The cover always caught my eye but I never read the synopsis. I will definitely be reading this book soon. Great review!


Lenore Appelhans said...

This does sound good! I always thought it was a romance for some reason.

La Coccinelle said...

Sounds interesting. Thanks for the review!

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