Author: Nicole Williams
Release Date: July 18, 2012
Southpointe High is the last place Lucy wanted to wind up her senior year of school. Right up until she stumbles into Jude Ryder, a guy whose name has become its own verb, and synonymous with trouble. He’s got a rap sheet that runs longer than a senior thesis, has had his name sighed, shouted, and cursed by more women than Lucy dares to ask, and lives at the local boys home where disturbed seems to be the status quo for the residents. Lucy had a stable at best, quirky at worst, upbringing. She lives for wearing the satin down on her ballet shoes, has her sights set on Juilliard, and has been careful to keep trouble out of her life. Up until now.
Jude’s everything she needs to stay away from if she wants to separate her past from her future. Staying away, she’s about to find out, is the only thing she’s incapable of.
For Lucy Larson and Jude Ryder, love’s about to become the thing that tears them apart.
There was so much wrong with Crash. I’m not even sure where to begin. I know there was a lot of eye rolling on my part as I was reading it. I finished it fairly quickly, just to get it over with. I hated the characters, dialogue, and the story line. Basically everything.
Right from the moment it began, I knew that I would be subjected to reading pages and pages of intense insta-love. I was so right. Lucy and Jude meet at the beach, they instantly like each other, they’re already all over each other. Very quickly they develop a serious relationship where Lucy loves Jude, but Jude doesn’t want her to because he’s bad for her… blah, blah, blah. Typical good girl/bad boy story.
One of the things that I disliked the most was the dialogue. There were so many cliche lines being thrown around that I wasn’t sure if I was actually reading an actual published book. It sounded more like fan-fiction written by a teen girl. Lucy and Jude tried to be all sarcastic and funny, but it just didn’t work. Like I said, it was just so cliche.
The cover of the book made me think that dancing was a huge part of it, when in reality Lucy only danced about two times during the whole book. How was she even accepted into Julliard? She didn’t seem very dedicated. I also found it unbelievable that Jude was such a “bad boy” and he had been in jail SO many times and everyone still worshiped him. There was so much that I wish was different, so I’m not going to keep listing everything. Overall, it was disappointed and I shouldn’t have even read it.