“Sometimes lives intersect, no rhyme or reason, except perhaps for a passing semi.” This quote is extremely deep and meaningful. It’s basically saying that absolutely anything can cause people who would never have met each other before, to interact in their daily lives. Choices are the most important things in life. The choice of a semi trucker eating a large meal and falling asleep at the wheel, could impact more than just his life. Or a person at school has a fever and causes other people to get sick, which could cause more people to be sick. The main idea here is that choices can cause lives to change, maybe just yours, or maybe everyone’s.
This book has a lot of deep meaning into it, which you have to pick up on as the reader. Impulse talks about three teenagers who each, in their own way, attempted to commit suicide. The teens all have to live in a rehab center for people who have mental illnesses, such as depression or bi-polar disorder for example. They would have never met if they hadn’t attempted to end their lives, and failed.“Sometimes you don’t wake up. But if you happen to, you know that things will never be the same.” I believe this quotation is absolutely true. You need to live life to the fullest, because today could be your last. If a person who thought they were going to die in surgery, lived to see another day, they will definitely not be the same person. This book is tragic, yet has a hopeful storyline with beautifully bright characters. It is a very insightful story.