Crash and Burn

Crash and Burn

Book - 2013
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Major streaming series coming soon to Hulu

Starring in the Hulu adaptation of this cult bestseller: Alex Fitzalan, Alex Wolff, Sebastian Chacon, and Camila Perez.

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.

Publisher: New York : Balzer + Bray, c2013.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062112903
Branch Call Number: YA HASSAN
Characteristics: 535 pages ; 22 cm.


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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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