Review: When We Collided by Emery Lord

Posted June 9, 2016 in review / 1 Comment

Review: When We Collided by Emery LordWhen We Collided by Emery Lord
Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on April 5th 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
Source: Library
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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.

This book really took me by surprise, and it’s not because I didn’t think it would be good. I just didn’t expect it to be beautiful, breathtaking, out of control and just freaking perfect. I really meant it when I say that Emery Lord is the queen of contemporaries because she really is. And I just really love how raw and out-of-this-world this book was.

When We Collided introduces two different characters, completely different but they couldn’t be more perfect for each other, in my opinion. Jonah was brooding, messed up in his own way, while Vivi was the brightness in his life, the one thing that’s never constant, repeated. Every day, she would be different-you’ll never know what to expect from her, because she’ll always do the most unexpected things.

This book was written in two alternate perspectives, and Vivi’s caught my attention since the very first page. She was everything I wanted to be, and everything I’m not. She was full of life, and always taking risks, and I never knew why I could never be that way. In another words, throughout this whole book, I idolized her. I wanted to be her.

This whole book broke my heart because it went way beyond my expectations. It broke my heart because jdsagjfgbajgaijerk it’s so damn fabulous and I never wanted Vivi and Jonah’s story to stop. EVER. Someday. That was the word that resonated with me ever since I put down this book. It was like a whole new possibility started when this book ended. And honestly I have no idea what I’ve been typing for the past few mins. I just know that y’all need to read this beautiful beautiful book.

“I’ve always loved The Wizard of Oz, you know? Every girl wants to be Dorothy Gale or maybe Glinda. I never wanted to be the tornado.”

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