From Goodreads: 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.
I’ve wanted to read this novel for a long time, but I never picked up a copy, and I’m not sure why. The other day I went to Borders for their closing sale and completely lucked out, finding a copy of Crash Into Me hidden under many other books in the YA section. Of course, I bought it and started reading it right away. Needless to say, I enjoyed this novel. I learned A LOT about suicide, and though it’s a very depressing topic, Borris does a phenomenal job keeping this novel on the lighter side. While there are some very sad scenes that made me cry, overall, this is novel doesn’t dwell on the negative, but rather on the healing process of four teens who are at their wits ends. I loved following them across the country as they went on their suicide tour, stopping at the graves of famous people who committed suicide, and I enjoyed watching them come alive again, finding solace within one another. This is a very touching story, and while some of it may seem farfetched at times, I think this is a very well done novel. The ending was a bit shocking, but I think it went along very nicely with the book on the whole. Three stars.