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Crash Into Me

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Crash Into Me

By Albert Borris

Simon Pulse, Hardcover, 9781416974352, 257pp.

Publication Date: July 7, 2009

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Description
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.
"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. An exceptional first novel." --Ellen Hopkins, bestselling author of Crank
"Take a bathroom break and be sure you have a few free hours because from the moment you open this book you're going to be on the ultimate heartbreaking, poignant road trip to a place you never thought you'd go." --Todd Strasser, bestselling author of Give a Boy a Gun
"Albert Borris is a powerful and insightful new voice in young adult fiction." --Neal Schusterman, author of Unwind


About the Author
Albert Borris is a national award-winning student-assistance counselor who deals daily with issues of teen depression, suicide, substance abuse, and sexuality. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, teenage daughter, and two young sons. Crash into Me is his first novel.


Praise For Crash Into Me

"The ultimate heartbreaking, poignant road trip to a place you never thought you'd go." --Todd Strasser, bestselling author of Give a Boy a Gun



"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. An exceptional first novel." -- Ellen Hopkins, bestselling author of Crank



"Borris nimbly juggles sharp, at times even jagged humor with genuine poignancy to construct a road trip that rises above the formula. Characters are particularly well limned . . . The book doesn't overdo the stealthy message of hope; sentiment is balanced out with the macabrely humorous lists the group concocts ('Top Ten Celebrity Death Sites') and refreshingly credible transcripts of their online chats."

--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, January 2010

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