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Crash and Burn

Hassan, Michael (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Steven "Crash" Crashinsky relates his sordid ten-year relationship with David "Burn" Burnett, the boy he stopped from taking their high school hostage at gunpoint.
Authors: Hassan, Michael
Title: Crash and Burn
Publisher: New York : Balzer + Bray, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 535 p. ;,22 cm
Summary: Steven "Crash" Crashinsky relates his sordid ten-year relationship with David "Burn" Burnett, the boy he stopped from taking their high school hostage at gunpoint.
ISBN: 0062112910
9780062112910
0062112902
9780062112903
Statement of Responsibility: by Michael Hassan
Subject Headings: Emotional problems Fiction Schools Fiction High schools Fiction Violence Fiction Emotional problems of teenagers Juvenile fiction Interpersonal relations Fiction
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Topical Term: Emotional problems
Schools
High schools
Violence
Emotional problems of teenagers
Interpersonal relations
LCCN: 2012004280
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Jul 29, 2013
  • DanceFiddler rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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.

Jun 20, 2013
  • 0Charlie rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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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Jul 06, 2014
  • green_tiger_37 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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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