Crash and Burn by Michael Hassan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Wow what a book! Steven Crashinsky is a teen with ADHD, a tough father, nasty older sister and wonderful younger sister. He narrates his life as a struggling student (son & friend), and then also as an author writing the story for his editor and his readers of how he thwarts a school shooting by one of his so-called friends David Burnett. It was at times funny, heartbreaking, and so easy to become one with Crash as he views his life both before and after "the incident" and also see his metamorphosis from youngster to teen (experimenting with drinking, alcohol, girls). This was a recommended read from one of my twitter book clubs #YearofYA during the month we explored tragedy theme books.
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