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Crash

Crash
By Lisa McMann
Simon Pulse, 2013
Audience: Older Teens (Language and Sexual Situations)

Source: Edelweiss/NetGalley

From Goodreads:
Jules lives with her family above their restaurant, which means she smells like pizza most of the time and drives their double-meatball-shaped food truck to school. It’s not a recipe for popularity, but she can handle that.

What she can’t handle is the recurring vision that haunts her. Over and over, Jules sees a careening truck hit a building and explode...and nine body bags in the snow.

The vision is everywhere—on billboards, television screens, windows—and she’s the only one who sees it. And the more she sees it, the more shesees. The vision is giving her clues, and soon Jules knows what she has to do. Because now she can see the face in one of the body bags, and it’s someone she knows. Someone she has been in love with for as long as she can remember.


In a word:

DRAMA

Read this book if you like:

  1. Romeo and Juliet
  2. Pizza
  3. Visions
  4. The Wake books
  5. Quick reads
This book wasn't my favorite from Lisa McMann, mostly because it reminded me so much of her Wake trilogy. It didn't feel new, but it was still a good story. I loved how the vision was isolated to signs and screens. It gave it a unique feel and the star-crossed love story was a unique twist to add. Overall, I was really concerned about the characters in the body bags and even MORE worried that we wouldn't know what happened in the first book. If the author would have made me wait for the second book in order to find out how the crash went down, I would have been upset!

Comments

  1. I wasn't a huge fan of this stories but I did like the visions, and those body bags, creepy. I liked the ending, it made me intrigued, but I'm not sure I will read it. I can't decide. The whole pizza rivalry love story was a little too obvious to me. Glad you enjoyed it! I haven't read any of her other books.

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  2. I'm reading this right now!!! Im actually almost done... now that you mention it it is a lot like Wake, but it's not in third person, so I like that better... and I like the sibling relationships w/ each other too. I don't know if I'm in LOVE with the book, but it's definitely addicting!! I HAVE to know whats going to happen w/ the snow plow and body bags... like right now :)

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    1. The sibling stuff is really well-done. I agree! Are you glad you know now that you find out at the end and they don't make you wait?

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