Crash and Burn (Hardcover)

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*Strongly Recommended for Ages 16+*I
know this kid. Many of you know the ADD-riddled, crass, BS-ing,
seemingly-insensitive, party-happy, self-absorbed high schooler that is
the Steven Crashinsky. And one of the greatest strengths as an author is
writing Crash as a completely authentic, recognizable character of guys
in high school today AND making the reader care about him. It has a
great hook and a satisfying reveal, and in between there are complex
characters and horrible clueless adults and one truly terrifying
mentally ill kid that brings it all together. At times lighthearted and
funny, and other times raw and all-too-real: this book is a powerhouse.Jill

— From Crash and Burn

Description


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.

About the Author


Michael Hassan lives in the Northeast. Crash and Burn is his first novel.

Praise For…


“Sprawling, messy, vulgar, sexy, irreverent, violent, bighearted, harrowing. These are just a few of the many adjectives about to be hurled in the direction of this roaring freight train of a debut… Gutsily conceived, written, and edited, this is, quite simply, a great American novel.”
— Booklist (starred review)

“[Crash and Burn] is a must-read for teens and adults alike who want to understand the lack of empathy that permeates contemporary culture; it offers no answers, but the mirror it does present may be chilling enough to awaken readers to the costs of not getting it right.”
— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)

“Michael Hassan has written a darkly funny story about a school shooting. I didn’t know it was possible but I knew it was brave. Thankfully, he pulls it off.”
— Ned Vizzini, author of It's Kind of a Funny Story and The Other Normals


Product Details
ISBN: 9780062112903
ISBN-10: 0062112902
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: February 19th, 2013
Pages: 544
Language: English