This book is ridiculously…boring, and flat out not mind blowing. I saw a fellow blogger post that this was one of her favorite books, and that she even owned more than two copies. And so, I have decided to pick it up and give it a try. I read some reviews about it, and many said that the lesson from the Black Box is life necessary. But okay, just because you talk about suicide, rape and murder…doesn’t mean that there’s this like majestic lesson after the story. No. Not at all. Well, not in this book anyway.
This book is about a girl who constantly tries commits suicide, and a boy who stops her from the thought by being understanding. First off, the main character, whose name is Mikki, is soo horrible. I really really really tried to like her, but I just couldn’t. Mikki is bipolar, and one night during a party, she sneaks out to wall alone in the streets and gets kidnapped by rapers. She gets raped, her virginity is taken from her, and in the process, she can’t have any more kids in the future. At the same time that night, a boy named Crush (whose original name is William), attempts to kill himself in a parking lot because he accidentally murders his best friend, Jordan. Fortunately, just when Crush was about to kill himself with an unregistered gun, Mikki gets dropped of in the parking lot covered in blood by all the rapists. Crush sees this and shoots a rapist and saves Mikki by bringing her to the hospital only to leave right away after. But, Crush leaves her his grandfather’s book entitled Black Box.
Four years after, this duo meets in an airport when their flight gets canceled due to a snow storm. From there, they spend their days together in the Park Plaza Hotel, all paid for by Crush, the rich dude. In the events of it all, Crush later finds out that this is the Mikki he has been looking for all these four years.
And then, blah blah blah of boredom wherein the girl who decides to kill herself in LA (from Boston), suddenly decides not to because of a boy she only knew for a span of days. Okay, I get that he saved her by bringing her to the hospital, but the scenes, the conversation, and everything that was going on throughout the story didn’t convince me one bit that Crush was worth a change of mind for Mikki. I mean, yes it is a good thing that she decides to live…for the mean time cuz seriously, the girl is crazy. And, super super bossy.
And the guy who is supposed to make her change her mind is deep inside a guilty murder. In the epilogue, we even read that Mikki constantly reminds Crush that he doesn’t have a fault in Jordan’s death. It’s really contradicting. One moment Crush is strong, the next thing…he’s a guilty person who is bossed around by a girl named Mikki. What the hook.
Bottom line is, this book isn’t about coping the experience of rape or murder. It’s more of like a girl who is a hell lot annoying. A girl who thinks of killing herself because she stupidly walks by herself in the middle of no where. I get that she’s bipolar, but can’t she see how her family cares for her. I know it’s part of the sickness to be…crazy, but geez. She’s annoying. Seriously, if she really wanted to kill herself, she could just get a knife and kill herself. No need for drugs or drowning. She is a pussy. And the dude? Omg. He sure likes being bossed around. So not alpha. And he is depicted to look like one.
Totally contradicting. And don’t even let me start with the writing. Omg, it’s even more boring. I didn’t feel any life, connection, or whatsover. It’s like so so so narrated in a way that it’s so so so…just don’t.
If you wanna feel the lesson of not committing suicide, I suggest for you to just get another book. This is more of stupid love, and how that kind of love conquers suicide. The love…okay so they save themselves…but, my, they don’t even know each other. No thank you.
I give this book 1 star, and that’s me being extra generous.