Title: Crash into Me
Author: Albert Borris
Hardcover, Simon Pulse publishing
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.
Alright, I'll admit it. I picked up this book at Borders because it had a really cool cover. Then because it had a nice title. So cheers to publishing companies and their cover art designers, you have won another reader over.
Crash into Me is basically about a group of suicidal kids on a cross-America road trip to their final destination in California. It's a literal and figurative final destination, because that's where the Pack is going to fulfill the Pact to finally die together.
And they did.
Only it wasn't the way you would think. This book takes four strangers who only have their emotional instability/death wishes in common and takes them through the journey that everyone should take.
They find reasons along the journey that brings them closer to what they're really afraid of, what they really want to get rid off from their lives, while bringing them closer to each other.
Their journey does end in death, but not the kind they expected.
The book was actually well written. I really like reading Albert Borris. The characters do develop, and you feel for them. The flashes to the past give you insight to what kind of people they are, while reading about the kind of people they're becoming.
I give it 4/5 stars, and recommend it to everyone.