Crash And Burn

Crash And Burn

eBook - 2013
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On April 21, 2008, Steven "Crash" Crashinsky saved more than a thousand people when he stopped his classmate David Burnett from taking their high school hostage armed with assault weapons and high-powered explosives. You likely already know what came after for Crash: the nationwide notoriety, the college recruitment, and, of course, the book deal. What you might not know is what came before: a story of two teens whose lives have been inextricably linked since grade school, who were destined, some say, to meet that day in the teachers' lounge of Meadows High. And what you definitely don't know are the words that Burn whispered to Crash right as the siege was ending, a secret that Crash has never revealed. Until now. Michael Hassan's shattering novel is a tale of first love and first hate, the story of two high school seniors and the morning that changed their lives forever. It's a portrait of the modern American teenage male, in all his brash, disillusioned, oversexed, schizophrenic, drunk, nihilistic, hopeful, ADHD-diagnosed glory. And it's a powerful meditation on how normal it is to be screwed up, and how screwed up it is to be normal.
Publisher: Made available through hoopla
[United States]:, Harper Collins Publishers ,, 2013
ISBN: 9780062112927
0062112929
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Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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DanceFiddler
Jul 29, 2013

Steven, who has just graduated high school, recounts his “friendship” (there’s no better term, but that’s hopelessly inaccurate) with David, a troubled young man who placed their high school under siege in April. Steven is credited with saving the school and everyone in it. The story weaves the present day with the story of the boys’ relationship since elementary school. A disturbing but utterly captivating read. There’s a lot of language, sex and drug use, not to mention violence (so this is definitely for older teens), but you will be sucked into the world, the complex characters and their complex relationships with each other, and leave feeling not uplifted, but very satisfied.

0Charlie Jun 20, 2013

A fascinating story and a well written work. It is the story of two boys - one who becomes the Hero and the other the school terrorist. The structure of the book flips, chapter by chapter, from the past and their history together, to the present, as our hero/anti-hero tries to write a book about the sensational event that has just happened. A lot of depth and interesting characters - nobody is black and white. Highly recommended.

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green_tiger_37 Jul 06, 2014

I love this book this book has recently become my first favorite book.I really don't think it is suitable for kids under 16 but other than that the book was fantastic with weed acholal and bad influence but the meaning behind it was a meaning we are all ment to remember.

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