Rating: 5 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 at 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.
Wow. That is the first thing I thought after finishing this book. Crash Into Me was so empowering, raw and real. With the subject matter of the book, I literally clung to every page. It was so enticing, and in every way, everything seemed 100% real.
The setup of the book was very cool. It’s a mix of the story now, flashbacks into conversations the four main characters had had, and top ten lists dealing with various things. I really liked this. Each segment gave more and more inside into the story and each character’s lives and how they got to be how they are.
The characters were so real. I loved everything each character brought to life. Audrey was a really interesting character. Each chapter brought a little more insight into her complicated mind. I also loved the diversity of the characters – all four of the main characters were all so different from another. The weaknesses one had were strengthened in another.
This is a book I would recommend completely. The raw and edginess Crash Into Me brings to light is simply amazing. Combined with fabulous writing and amazing characters, this is a book you will not want to miss.