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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Crash Into Me by Albert Borris OUT TODAY!

Here is another great YA novel that hits stores today. I accidentally skipped over Crash Into Me while putting together today's "Coming to a Bookstore Near You" post, but Borris' story is so touching that I felt it deserved a special addition to the list.

If you don't already know about Borris' story, here is the official press release:

Debut YA novelist Albert Borris has a way with words.

Or rather, had a way with words.

This past December, just months before the release of CRASH INTO ME (Simon Pulse), Albert suffered a stroke so powerful, his doctors told him he was lucky to be alive.

And alive he is, having made a full physical recovery, enough to roughhouse with his two young sons and work out at the gym. However, Albert is still working on recovering something else: his words.

To be sure, they are all up there in his brilliant mind. He just can’t get them out – verbally or on paper – in the correct order, yet. But he’s working on it.Prior to his stroke, Albert was a full time teen counselor, husband and father. He also served as Co-President of The Class of 2k9, a group of 22 debut middle grade and young adult novelists banding together to promote their books. Words were his thing. Communicating with others, in person and on the page, was his specialty.

As his friends and fellow debut novelists, we, the Class of 2k9, are making it our business to get the word out about Albert and his novel, CRASH INTO ME. Here's a bit about it:

Owen, Frank, Audrey, and Jin-Ae have one thing in common: they all want to die. When they meet online after each attempts suicide and fails, the four teens make a deadly pact: they will escape together on a summer road trip to visit the sites of celebrity suicides...and at their final destination, they will all end their lives. As they drive cross-country, bonding over their dark impulses, sharing their deepest secrets and desires, living it up, hooking up, and becoming true friends, each must decide whether life is worth living--or if there's no turning back.

4 comments:

  1. Wow. I've seen the book but I never knew that about the author. I hope his recovery is going well.

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  2. I really want to read this one! Love the cover :)

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  3. I never knew the story behind this, thanks for sharing. This book sounds so great I want to pick it up right now.

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  4. this book was amazing!!!!

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