Crash Into Me

Crash Into Me➶ [Reading] ➸ Crash Into Me By Albert Borris ➫ – Heartforum.co.uk 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 o 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 suicidesand at their final destination, they will all end their lives As they Crash Into PDF or 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 Crash Into Me puts readers in the driver s seat with four teens teetering on the edge of suicide But will their cross country odyssey push them all the way over Only the final page turn will tell, in Albert Borris s finely crafted tale of friendship forged from a desperate need of connection.

Albert Borris has tracked snow leopards in the Himalayas, backpacked through Iceland, and skated ultra marathons in Georgia, but his favorite daily adventure is working with teens Albert is a national award winning student assistance counselor As a teacher and counselor, he runs workshops on suicide prevention, drug abuse issues, and peer leadership for youth In spite of the bad jokes, Crash Into PDF or he chooses to live in New Jersey.

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  • Hardcover
  • 257 pages
  • Crash Into Me
  • Albert Borris
  • English
  • 22 December 2019
  • 1416974350

10 thoughts on “Crash Into Me

  1. Cory says:

    Warning This morning I was feeling kind of bad because lately, I ve given a lot of books really low ratings Then it came to me I didn t write these stupid books, why should I feel afraid to give my honest opinion Therefore, if you like this book, I ll advise you not to read this review because I m going to be as honest as I can.Crash into Me is the second book I ve read that deals with teen suicide The first was Thirteen Reasons Why Crash into Me had potential, but ultimately it failed Warning This morning I was feeling kind of bad because lately, I ve given a lot of books really low ratings Then it came to me I didn t write these stupid books, why should I feel afraid to give my honest opinion Therefore, if you like this book, I ll advise you not to read this review because I m going to be as honest as I can.Crash into Me is the second book I ve read that deals with teen suicide The first was Thirteen Reasons Why Crash into Me had potential, but ultimately it failed It revolves around four teens who plan to commit suicide after taking a road trip across the USA to visit the graves of their favorite celebrities that committed suicide Their trip will end in Death Valley where they will end their lives view spoiler They don t really kill themselves But come on, this is a YA Would a YA author really advocate suicide as the answer to all of life s problems No.And it isn t, but that s what makes this book predictable Not a single kid dies And that s not the only predictable thing about this book It gets worse hide spoiler This book reads like something off of FictionPress.com, that site where teens get together and pore out all the angst that won t fit into their fanfictions Every time the chat speak would come up, I d skim until it was over It read kind of like this Audrey i luv nirvana me n kurt 4everJin Ea im a smart lesbian i hate my parents.Frank im an alcoholic loser n i like sports a loti wanna dieOwen im lonely The Characters Our narrator is Owen, a lonely emo kid who watched his fourteen year old brother die when he was seven Then he tried to kill himself by jumping in front of a car That s pretty much Owen s personality right there Yep, he doesn t have one Owen s narration is kind of boring There is no word to describe his personality He has no hobbies The only thing he likes to do is memorize statistics about suicide Audrey is a compulsive liar, and she s obsessed with Nirvana well not really, just Kurt Cobain Apparently, the rest of the band doesn t matter She s tried to kill herself by jumping off a building, and hitting herself over the head with a frying pan view spoiler She didn t really try to kill herself at all She lied because she wanted to hang out with Frank, Jin Ea, and Owen She also lied about being molested by her father She s very unlikable, and her relationship with Owen is flat and boring It s like Borris was trying to turn her into a manic pixie like Alaska, from Looking for Alaska, but he failed because she was so annoying hide spoiler Jin Ea is Korean, smart, and a lesbian She hates herself because she is a lesbian I never for a second believed that she was actually gay That might be because she lacks a personality outside of being Korean and smart, but truth be told, I think she was just pretending to be gay because she wanted to get on her parents nerves Her entire plot line revolves around being ashamed of gay And she never accepts being gay But she s my favorite character, which is kinda sad because her development is so poor.Frank is my least favorite character He whines about being athletic, he whines about being an alcoholic, and he whines about how much he hates his father Out of everyone, I felt the least pity for him Also, I suspect Frank, or the author, is somewhat racist There were a few comments about black people in this book that rubbed me the wrong way The Plot There is nothingto the plot that isn t on the book jacket The characters whine about how hard life is for 300 hundred pages, they visit graves, they make out, then they decide that life is worth living after all Nothing annoyed methan when they started talking about their suicide attempts None of them, except for Owen, had a justified reason for wanting to die They wanted attention, nothingAnd Owen is a selfish jerk view spoiler After his brother died, his father had an affair Then Owen witnessed his father shoot himself in the head Even though his mother is on anti depressants and loves him like no tomorrow, Owen makes her suffer through his suicide attempts Later on, he even says that he didn t really want to die, so why does he put his mother through this sort of pain That makes it really hard to sympathize with him hide spoiler Every time they started whining I wanted them to hurry up and get to Death Valley When you have me rooting for your characters to finish their suicide pledges, you know something is wrong There are flawed realistic characters, and then there are whiny annoying characters Also, I hate the way depression is glossed over Apparently sex, alcohol, and drugs can cure anything The Writing Style Chat speak doesn t do it for me Neither does spending an entire book in Owen s head The Pretentiousness I hate when authors make their characters so special and so smart Does the average teenager quote Hemingway and Sylvia Plath No Your characters act like morons, why are you trying to tell me they re geniuses This worked in Looking for Alaska, but not here The Pacing If I m skimming 2 5ths of the way through, you know you ve got something horrible on your hands The Conclusion Do not, I repeat do not, recommend this book to anyone who has tried to commit suicide These characters are flat and one dimensional The plot is predictable You ll only succeed in making them feel worse.A much better book that deals with suicide is Thirteen Reasons Why Hannah might be selfish, but the book is a good read A better book about a group of friends is Looking for Alaska And a better book that features a girl that tried to kill herself to get attention is The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl

  2. Sesana says:

    Four suicidal teens decide to go on a road trip They ll tour the graves of famous people who killed themselves, then commit suicide as a group in Death Valley Sound tense It certainly can be But the pacing is so very slow Considering how important the suicide grave tour seems to be in the blurb, and at the beginning of the story, most of the book takes place in between This is not necessarily bad, because some of the best moments in the book happen in those in between places But it does m Four suicidal teens decide to go on a road trip They ll tour the graves of famous people who killed themselves, then commit suicide as a group in Death Valley Sound tense It certainly can be But the pacing is so very slow Considering how important the suicide grave tour seems to be in the blurb, and at the beginning of the story, most of the book takes place in between This is not necessarily bad, because some of the best moments in the book happen in those in between places But it does mean that the hook gets lost, and that s a shame This is one book where I do wish that the author had gone with multiple POVs I would have loved to have seen into the heads of the other characters, and I think it would have kept the story from dragging Because for me, I think the POV character, Owen, was one of the less interesting ones in the book I especially would have loved to have seen what exactly was going on in Audrey s head, since she baffled me as a character throughout I m left, at the end of the book, wondering what exactly she wanted and expected to happen going into this But that s just one of the many open questions left at the end of the book.It certainly isn t a bad book, though I think a lot of the conversations and reactions the characters had were genuine, even if the situation as a whole isn t exactly the most believable The ending probably won t surprise anyone, at least not once they get there, and there are plenty of loose ends for these characters Satisfying enough of an ending, though.Also reviewed at Shelf Inflicted

  3. Ashley says:

    Wow, okay So I found this thing online about trying to read books out of your interest zone One of the suggestions was to pick a book based solely on a cover that you would otherwise not read Don t look at the summary just pick a book and go for it I d been reading a bunch of depressing contemporary YA often suicide related , and I picked this because the cover makes it look like a corny romance with the brooding bad boy and the shy girl It is a silly trope that I don t normally go for, Wow, okay So I found this thing online about trying to read books out of your interest zone One of the suggestions was to pick a book based solely on a cover that you would otherwise not read Don t look at the summary just pick a book and go for it I d been reading a bunch of depressing contemporary YA often suicide related , and I picked this because the cover makes it look like a corny romance with the brooding bad boy and the shy girl It is a silly trope that I don t normally go for, so I thought it was appropriately out of my interest zone to give it a shot and expand my horizons After checking the book out from the library I read the summary and lo it s a book about four teens going on a suicide trip Not so far out of my comfort zone I decided to read it anyway even though it didn t fit the little challenge I was going for, and a well written YA book on depression and suicide tends to speak to me This book didn t speak to me I hated all four characters They were all annoying caricatures, and pretty much every moment any of them spoke was insufferable The bits of internet chat sprinkled throughout were obnoxious The plot meandered along at a really boring pace and it was all so redundant they go a place, talk about suicide, Frank gets drunk, they go another place, rinse and repeat There were little sparks of interesting things mainly the stuff about Owen s brother , but they were few and far between It took me ages to finally finish this book, but I am stubborn and refused to give up The ending was so cheesy, but I didn t even care at that point because I was so ready to be over it I feel badly about this rating, but man, this book just really did not work for me

  4. Caroline (Words & Whispers) says:

    Picking up Crash Into Me, I ll admit, I was skeptical The back sounds morbid, and in all honesty, this book is drenched in morbid and depressed thoughts Don t expect a light read with this one The characters, especially the main character whose perspective the novel is written from, Owen, are all singled minded and intent on ending their lives Or so it seems when you first start While I wasn t pining for the romance or feeling all that sympathetic for Owen, even I was scared when it seemed Picking up Crash Into Me, I ll admit, I was skeptical The back sounds morbid, and in all honesty, this book is drenched in morbid and depressed thoughts Don t expect a light read with this one The characters, especially the main character whose perspective the novel is written from, Owen, are all singled minded and intent on ending their lives Or so it seems when you first start While I wasn t pining for the romance or feeling all that sympathetic for Owen, even I was scared when it seemed like something had happened to any one of the four teens The writing was good, if not a tad bit repetitive, and the style of writing was definitely easy to read and easy to follow I m not sure this book is a favorite, or that everything that happened was realistic, it was a good book, and in the end, I enjoyed itthan I had thought I would Also, Jin Ae, the in the closet gay, was most definitely up there in my favorite characters of the month She was funny and serious at the same time, and just the right amount of sarcastic that I loved her Audrey and Frank were interesting, but the story didn t dwell much on their backstory or their emotional problems as much.3.5 stars and a recommendation to readers who like morbidity and suicide or feel like digging slightly into human depression

  5. Nick says:

    I liked it It was vague at times, which left me wanting a little biton the back stories of the pack The writing wasn t crazy sensational, but it was without flaws and suited the book.There were no chapters per se, so it was hard to know where to leave my bookmark But that s fine, I didn t really want to put it down anyway By the end, it left me thinking view spoiler No, I want to know about the rest of their lives hide spoiler , which is exactly what a good book should do.The I liked it It was vague at times, which left me wanting a little biton the back stories of the pack The writing wasn t crazy sensational, but it was without flaws and suited the book.There were no chapters per se, so it was hard to know where to leave my bookmark But that s fine, I didn t really want to put it down anyway By the end, it left me thinking view spoiler No, I want to know about the rest of their lives hide spoiler , which is exactly what a good book should do.The characters were the best part, other than waiting to find out the big do they at the end They were cute and funny, deep and dark, and became a family that I d love to be part of In other words, I ll be thinking about this book for a long time, and not just because of what it s about, or how it ends

  6. Ellen Hopkins says:

    Al Borris s work as a high school counselor really gives this book an authenticity others on the same subject lack My only issues is the ending which felt a bit contrived.

  7. Jennifer Wardrip says:

    Reviewed by Lauren Ashley for TeensReadToo.comOwen blames himself for something he can t change After a few suicide attempts, he meets Jin Ae, Frank, and Audrey online and they form a bond, a friendship, a pact The four of them set out on a road trip to visit the graves of several suicide victims, such as Kurt Cobain in Seattle.At the end, they promise to all kill themselves in Death Valley, California But during the trip, what will change Will Owen find the happiness he yearns to have CRASH Reviewed by Lauren Ashley for TeensReadToo.comOwen blames himself for something he can t change After a few suicide attempts, he meets Jin Ae, Frank, and Audrey online and they form a bond, a friendship, a pact The four of them set out on a road trip to visit the graves of several suicide victims, such as Kurt Cobain in Seattle.At the end, they promise to all kill themselves in Death Valley, California But during the trip, what will change Will Owen find the happiness he yearns to have CRASH INTO ME is a very intense and emotional debut from Albert Borris.Owen is a sweet kid who is just trying to make his way through life but thinks he has nobody to turn to This starts to change as he meets the three other teens, especially Audrey, who becomes his very first girlfriend.One of the things that I enjoyed about this novel was that you could relate to the teens feelings of worthlessness and unhappiness even if yours never amounted to the same amount of pain.This is one of those books that reads fast, with a slightly predictable ending, but is still worth reading I thought I understood these kids from the beginning and the story they had to tell, but CRASH INTO ME proves that wrong.Owen s life, especially, reveals a twist near the end that has you understanding him even

  8. BookCupid says:

    Nothing screams excitementthan a roadtrip story but what about a suicide trip Owen and three online pals embark on a mission to visit death celebrity sites before they willingly drive off to a deserted spot and end their lives All of them have tried on their own and failed Will this be a final destination or can all these teens help one another overcome their issues Absent parents, heartbreak, sexual identity issues, the loss of a loved one there are many reasons why teens commit Nothing screams excitementthan a roadtrip story but what about a suicide trip Owen and three online pals embark on a mission to visit death celebrity sites before they willingly drive off to a deserted spot and end their lives All of them have tried on their own and failed Will this be a final destination or can all these teens help one another overcome their issues Absent parents, heartbreak, sexual identity issues, the loss of a loved one there are many reasons why teens commit suicide and Borris does his best to give us an overview of why it s important to have friends we can confide in and let some steam out Lists are one of the recurrent methods used within this book, forcing the characters to reason, particularly the list of things they would love to do before the died There s no problem bigger than another because everyone deals with their pain differently I loved how the characters didn t judge They listened, thus allowing us to get to know them better The ending felt like it came out of nowhere, with new information thrown out as a way to shock the reader Frankly, I felt cheated, hence my three star rating

  9. Haley Thompson says:

    I read the book Crash into me, because I was at the half priced book store and was looking for a book to read an I picked up this book and read the back and I know I had to get it because it had me hooked from the time I picked it up to the time I put it down 6 days later.At the beginning it kind of felt like I shouldn t be reading it because it is about suicide but it was a very good book And I read it the whole time on the plane ,4 hours 30 minutes, to Boston, Massachusetts from Dallas, Texas I read the book Crash into me, because I was at the half priced book store and was looking for a book to read an I picked up this book and read the back and I know I had to get it because it had me hooked from the time I picked it up to the time I put it down 6 days later.At the beginning it kind of felt like I shouldn t be reading it because it is about suicide but it was a very good book And I read it the whole time on the plane ,4 hours 30 minutes, to Boston, Massachusetts from Dallas, Texas.I think anybody who enjoys a good fiction book ought to read Crash into Me

  10. ♥ Sarah says:

    2.5 3 starsFour suicidal teens who meet online, decide to go on a road trip and visit the graves of famous people that committed suicide Their last stop Death Valley, where they ll kill themselves.Doesn t that sound like one hell of a plot I was instantly drawn to the original, bleak, morbid, depressing description of the book I mean, 4 suicidal teens going on a road trip I was hoping for one hell of an emotional rollercoaster Alas, the emotional content was painfully lacking I didn t r 2.5 3 starsFour suicidal teens who meet online, decide to go on a road trip and visit the graves of famous people that committed suicide Their last stop Death Valley, where they ll kill themselves.Doesn t that sound like one hell of a plot I was instantly drawn to the original, bleak, morbid, depressing description of the book I mean, 4 suicidal teens going on a road trip I was hoping for one hell of an emotional rollercoaster Alas, the emotional content was painfully lacking I didn t really like the narrator, Owen It would ve been better if there were multiple POVs like Pieces of Us I was bored at times Their pain just didn t feel real enough for me I probably sound like an insensitive jerk, but it is true Their issues really seemed like normal teenage complaints, and did not sound genuine And I don t know why but Audrey bugged the hell out of me She was constantly calling out Jin Ae for being a drama queen yet she was the one lying I guess I wanted something a bitserious and bleak Also, the little romance between Owen Audrey was TOTALLY unnecessary The whole thing was kind of ruined for me because of that It just felt kind of forced and inappropriate for a suicide book Or not, but I just really wasn t feeling it I m not sure if I actually expected the group to go through with their suicides Maybe I expected a hugely poignant climax or some kind of life changing epiphany or a huge emotional kick in the gut What I did end up with was a very predictable, anticlimactic and abrupt ending It just fell flat for me mid way too much background noise about celebrity suicides useless factoids Not enough meat for me to truly empathize with any of the characters A serious disappointment, because there was so much potential

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