Simon Pulse – July 21st, 2009

Owen, Frank, Audrey, and Jin-Ae meet online while discussing their suicide attempts.  The four bond quickly and start chatting on a regular basis and end up forming a pact.  They will meet, take a road trip to visit the graves of celebrities that have committed suicide, and end their trip and their lives, together, in Death Valley.

The story sounded very promising and as a reader I was expecting the raw emotions of a book like IMPULSE by Ellen Hopkins, but instead it just came across as a little silly.  The characters didn’t really ring true.  A few important aspects, which could have used some discussion, about Audrey and Owen are left completely hanging and the conflicts in the story are too quickly resolved and leave the reader unsatisfied in the end.

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