Published by Self Published on April 11, 2012
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Lucas had it all – popularity, a devoted girlfriend, a brotherly best friend, and a loving mother who would do anything for him. His life was right on course to be a successful and fulfilling one, until the crash changed everything. It happened late one night during a sudden downpour. That evening, three young lives were lost and one life was left irrevocably altered. As the lone survivor, Lucas finds himself surrounded by swirling gossip of reckless drunkenness from the small town he used to warmly call home. Amid his own guilt and self-hatred, Lucas struggles to find hope, find peace, and maybe, even find love again.
After reading a lof reviews I decided to read Collision Course. It started it off promising but after 100 pages or so I lost interest. I don’t DNF books very often but decided to stop reading this one. I have a few problems with the story and here’s what they are:
1) Up until the part I stopped at it seemed the story was just dragging along. I feel a lot of what was said could have been omitted.
2) Sawyer’s character is portrayed as poor. She doesn’t have many clothes. She uses a cheap backpack. She never has anything to eat at lunchtime etc. On the other hand she has her own car which she drives to and from school daily. I just couldn’t work those two things out in my head. It seems clothing and lunches would have been more important.
3) It is portrayed that Lucas was not under the influence the night of the wreck. Most of the trouble he is facing at school could have been avoided if he’d only just showed the police report / drug screening. I just didn’t get why he wouldn’t want to prove his innocence.
4) Lucas dreams quite often about his friends that were lost in the car crash. What takes place during his dreams was a bit unrealistic to me. I’m all about stories that are realistic. I feel it’s a must with stories like this.
I was sort of torn between finishing this book or letting it go. It would have been nice to find out what secrets Sawyer was hiding but I just couldn’t overlook the problems I had with this story.