Book Review: When We Collided by Emery Lord

Posted September 19, 2016 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Book Review: When We Collided by Emery LordWhen We Collided by Emery Lord
Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on April 5th 2016
Pages: 352

We are seventeen and shattered and still dancing. We have messy, throbbing hearts, and we are stronger than anyone could ever know…
Jonah never thought a girl like Vivi would come along.
Vivi didn’t know Jonah would light up her world.
Neither of them expected a summer like this…a summer that would rewrite their futures.
In an unflinching story about new love, old wounds, and forces beyond our control, two teens find that when you collide with the right person at just the right time, it will change you forever.

“When We Collided” by Emery Lord is a fantastic read about mental illness. Lord’s novel is excellent and it truly shows her writing talent. She is a deep and powerful writer.

Jonah and Vivi have such a beautiful story. These characters have many issues going on in their lives. These topics are so important. Grief, depression, mental illness are all issues that people have to deal with on a day by day basis. Lord’s talent in making this story so realistic is amazing. I love how real this story feels. This book can be very powerful. These are characters are raw and filled with so much emotion.

Jonah has a brig family and he ended up having to grow up fast in order to take care of the little siblings. That poor boy wanted things to be better for his siblings. He works so hard to keep things quite about his family situation. Vivi had the opposite situation. It is just her and her mom. Her mom is pretty easy going but she is protective of Vivi too. I really liked Jonah and Vivi’s interactions. Their summer romance was filled with many highs and lows. They each needed something from the other and they were able to learn from each other.

“When We Collided” is a great story. It has wonderful characters. There are many life lessons to learn. “When We Collided” is completely fantastic and I think everyone should have a copy of this book to read.

About love2dazzle

Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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