Hi guys! So I’m back with another review for you! I finally have a day off so that I can relax and just talk about my true love: reading! My first week of spring semester was good!
I feel like a zombie between work and school I’m just now realizing how much sleep I’m not going to get. So through one of the best websites ever, Goodreads, I ran across a book called Crash. The cover caught my attention right away and when I read the synopsis I just knew that I had to read the whole thing! So here’s what I thought about it:
Excerpt 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 she sees. 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.
My First Thoughts:
One thing that gravitated me towards this book (other than the amazing cover) is the fact that Lisa McMann wrote it. I love that she isn’t afraid to talk about tough subjects. For instance the first book I read by her was Wake in which you discover that one of the characters was abused as a kid. In Crash McMann talks about depression and suicide and how that affects the entire family. Some authors seem afraid to talk about serious things so I’m glad that McMann embraces it. I’m also a sucker for paranormal books so the fact that the main character gets visions intrigued me. Needless to say I was excited to see what special treat McMann had in store for me!
Post-Reading Thoughts (SPOILERS!):
Wow! Where to start?! This was a fairly quick read for me and I must admit that it didn’t necessarily knock my socks off. This is basically your modern day Romeo and Juliet
although in the beginning it seemed completely onesided. Jules and Sawyers’ families have been feuding for decades. Their families both own competing Italian restaurants and there’s a whole debate about a stolen recipe.
Jules was kind of whiny and I really didn’t like how she dealt with her dad. Suffering from depression and hoarding her dad is at times difficult to be around, okay I get that but it’s like she doesn’t care what he’s going through and just wishes that he’d go away. Not Cool. She’s constantly pining after Sawyer and complaining about the vision she keeps having. Its like stop complaining about it and do something about it!
She eventually does do something about it but it was a long process. This might not bother some people but I have an issue with heroines that are portrayed as weak cough cough Bella. I want the books that I read to have strong heroines, ones that don’t complain or take crap from anyone! Feminism for the win!
Besides that it was a fairly interesting read. Full of drama and action Crash is a good book to read during a rainy afternoon (which is exactly what I did!) 😉
I give it a 3.5 out of 5 stars 🙂
Sidenote: Thanks so much for stopping by! It truly means the world to me! I’m new to this so I’ll be learning as I go along and probably changing my format every now and then until I find something I love. I hope you come back and see whatever progress I’ve made in the future!