Review: Emery Lord – When We Collided

When We Collided
Emery Lord

Vivi is off her medication and determined to feel the whole summer in her body. Jonah has lived his whole life in that one place, yet now he is going to discover that strangers can help in the strangest of ways.

27235365I think it is more that their lives have already fallen apart, and that the collision is going to bring only good things. A big mess can only start to clear up right? Vivi is a disaster some of the time, but she at least has a good grasp of life (to an extent). Vivi are so different in what they know about the world, and together they can conquer anything.

The cover you see to the left is way, WAY more brilliant and bright in real life. I wanted to read this the moment I received it, even without knowing that Vivi had a mental illness. Drool. I jumped in, and then I was stuck. Stayed up past my bedtime and it followed me to work.

I’m not sure I can agree with the ending. OK, summer is over. But why, why, why? That’s all I can say about that. Ugh. Rationally I might know it is for the best, but it’s also really sad. Why shouldn’t things work out for everyone?

I couldn’t be any happier with this book. It has a bit of everything, it didn’t give away too much at any time, and the story kept progressing quickly. You can see Vivi and Jonah both changing in ‘real time’, and it feels like you are just a stroll away from them in Verona Cove, California.


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