Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Book: Collide
Author: J.R. Lenk

Being bisexual is cool now—unless you're a boy.
Or so it seems to invisible fifteen-year-old Hazard James. But when he falls in with bad apple Jesse Wesley, Hazard is suddenly shoved into the spotlight. Jesse and his friends introduce him to the underworld of teenage life: house parties, hangovers, the advantages of empty homes, and reputation by association. So what if his old friends don't get it? So what if some people love to hate him? Screw gossip and high school's secret rules. There's just something about walking into a room and having all eyes on him when just last year nobody noticed him at all.

I was wondering whether or not to write a review on this one.

The thing is, this is a very destructive book. Its frustrating as hell, non of the decisions the characters make are the right ones, even when you thing they made a good choice you see them screwing it up in the next few pages.
It goes in circles and its like that up until around 60-65%.

I was very annoyed with the book and its characters and the down hill course they were strolling along. I was SO sure I've read this type of books before and i thought i knew how it would all tun out in the end - the author would get bored at some point and every character would have a revelation all of a sudden, admit its mistakes, apologize and everybody would live happily ever after. But,


That's not at all what happens, and the story flips upside-down around 65%.
The author doesn't rushes the conclusion. Instead he drags it for a several chapters, he gives the characters time to contemplate what they've done, to change, to learn, to repent.
And that makes all the difference.

At the end i loved it.

Why I was hesitant to write a review? Because i adored this book, but i don't think its for everybody. Its very destructive and frustrating (as i said), its violent at times, its honest and that makes it a bit explicit.
So i definitely recommend this, but be warned of the content if you contemplate reading it and are a little squeamish.

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