I usually only post a blurg (blurb in a blog) after I read a novel I love. I haven’t yet read Crash Into Me because it was just released yesterday and I haven’t managed to get my hands on a copy yet. However, since the author, Albert Borris, isn’t able to promote the book himself, I thought I’d give him a hand.
Albert suffered a massive stroke in December. Here’s a little about his story, from the Class of 2K9 blog:
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.
And here’s a little about his debut novel, Crash Into Me (again from the Class of 2K9′s blog):
When Owen, Frank, Audrey, and Jin-Ae meet online after each attempts suicide and fails, the four teens mak e 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.
You can help Albert by spreading the word (blog about this, or just pass on the link to someone who might be interested) or by buying the book!