Crash by Lisa McMann
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: January 8, 2013
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.
So, this book is no Divergent or Hunger Games. It’s not a fast paced story full of action that will have you at the edge of your seat…but it’s pretty good, a little bit of everything, kind of cozy in a weird way.
Jules is a normal girl, she’s no queen bee yet no social scum, she has a job in the family business and a huge crush in this guy. What else is new right?
Weeeeell, she has this recurrent vision of a crash, she sees it pretty much in every surface (yeah, confusing, but the book manages to explain it), and she has no idea what to do about it. That’s pretty much it. I know I know, I’m not painting a great picture for this “pretty good” book, just bear with me for a bit.
The book itself it’s very entertaining, Jules is such a real character, not contemporary-book-speak-like-shakespeare-hate-the-world-real that we have now days on books (cough TFiOS cough), just real, she has a normal life, with a weird family (which is ironically normal) and normal girl problems…aside from the morbid death crash vision of course. All the characters are like that, normal, weird and very unique.
How the vision works is very interesting too, she can see it as it is in a billboard, but if she sees is, let’s say, on a TV, she can pause it as if it were a TV show that was recorded. If she sees is on the computer, she can zoom it in and out as if it were an actual video on a computer, it’s really cool to figure out how it works along Jules.
Something else that is really cool is that, you know how in some TV shows or books the solution is pretty obvious yet the character doesn’t do it and it’s sooo freakin frustrating? Well, that does not happen here, Jules genuinely has no way of fixing the situation, wether she fixes it or not, you’ll have to discover yourselves.
Now, love, of course there is love, is what makes Jules want so desperate to prevent her vision from happening, yet there is no love in the book, her crush doesn’t even acknowledge her cause he is an Angotti, the rival family (yeap, Romeo-and-Juliette like, but no exactly [trust me, these families have some real deep secrets you won’t believe])
It’s a highly enjoyable book you won’t want to miss, with awesome characters and some plot twists to die for!