Crash And Burn by Michael HassanCrash And Burn by Michael Hassan

Crash And Burn

byMichael Hassan

Paperback | October 14, 2014

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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.

Michael Hassan lives in the Northeast.Crash and Burnis his first novel.
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Title:Crash And BurnFormat:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.23 inPublished:October 14, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062112910

ISBN - 13:9780062112910

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty freakin' great I really love the way that mental health issues were tackled in this book. The main character is this mess of a kid that drinks, smokes, parties, etc (which I usually would prefer not to read about), but he's also got a gift for saving people. This novel draws you in and never fails to entertain, plus some of the characters are incredibly loveable (Roxanne in particular). The only thing I could've done without is the horrible way that Crash talks about/treats girls. I guess it could just be a commentary on the misogynistic way that teenage boys act, but still, this is written by a grown man and one would hope that these awful descriptions do not reflect how the author feels about women. That aside, I was absolutely captivated and wished it would never end.
Date published: 2018-09-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Crash 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. Michael Hassan's shattering novel is a tale of first love and first hate, the story of two high school seniors and the morning that changed their lives forever. It's a portrait of the modern American teenage male, in all his brash, disillusioned, oversexed, schizophrenic, drunk, nihilistic, hopeful, ADHD-diagnosed glory. And it's a powerful meditation on how normal it is to be screwed up, and how screwed up it is to be normal.
Date published: 2018-08-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Crash and Burn This book deals with a very sensitive topic in a beautiful way.
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! I picked this book up and could not put it down! It had me in tears multiple times and at least once I was ready to throw the book across the room. You won't regret reading this.
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Book! Usually I wouldn't bother to read something along the lines of this sort of genre, but I genuinely enjoyed Crash and Burn, and I'll be looking forward to more books published by this author.
Date published: 2014-03-31

Editorial Reviews

“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.”