Title: Crash Into Me
Author: Albert Borris
Pub: 2009; Simon Pulse
Genre: Young Adult; Suicide; Contemporary
You know what is REALLY annoying? When you loo at a cover and think one thing only for it to turn out to be something completely different.
That's how I felt about Crash Into Me.
I admit. I'm judgey. I TOTALLY judge a book by its cover. If I haven't heard anything about it (which is why reviews are oh-so-important) then it's basically if there's cover appeal. So. Take a good look at this cover. Doesn't it look saucy? Like, there's going to be this love story going on which two misunderstood characters. But they get each other.
I figured it would be a fun summer read.
Then I read the back aaaannnnd wellllll it IS kinda about misunderstood youths. There's a group of four kids who go on a suicide drive cross country visiting the sites of famous suicides. At the end, they're suppose to off themselves. Okay. Perhaps not the summer romance read I was expecting but it still sounded kinda neat. (And of course I mean neat in the clever story line way NOT in the yay young people killing themselves way).
But it fell short.
I wanted to LOVE this book. And I only kinda mildly liked it. There were only a few moments where I wanted to roll my eyes.
Oh. It was a quick read.