Review : When We Collided by Emery Lord

“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 Collied was not really what i expected, but to be honest, i didin’t really knew anything about it when i first got in. I was picturing a cute love story, which i got. The romance was interesting, it was a bit to fast for my taste, but i still enjoyed it. The aspect that i was not expecting was the mental illness part of the story. I found it to be really well-done and i’m glad the writer didn’t romanticize it. The family drama part with Jonah was emotional too.   Jonah was just adorable and lovely and i really like him and his entire family. He just spends the entire book trying to do the right thing, but he’s only 16 and things can get too much sometimes. I would read a story just about him and his family. Vivi was refreshing, i absolutely love her and her voice. Jonah once describs her by saying that “she looks like a lemon meringue pie tastes. Sunny, tangy amd sweet” and i think it’s such a great description of her from the start. The side characters and the small town vibe really adds an interesting feel to the story. The ending was sad, emotional but also realistic in many ways.

Overall, i don’t feel like this book was mind blowing, but i truly enjoyed it. 

When We Collied : 4/5


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