When We Collided by Emery Lord
Published by Bloomsbury
Published on April 5th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Emotions & Feelings, Young Adult
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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
Holy S*itballs. That was the phrase that was sitting in my head, even when I closed the book. Mind you, it was a good Holy S*itballs. It was like, you know when you reluctantly wake up in the morning and you’re sitting on the bed, not wanting to move, debating further life choices you’re going to make? Yeah, that was me with this book. After I put down the book, in between bouts of ugly Halle Berry Oscar Win Crying and clutching the book to my chest and grinning like an idiot, I immediately picked it up and read it again.
If I could describe this book it would be a lot of:
with a side of:
Vivi is all of us, light and dark, whimsy and mayhem. I loved her, and the way that she lit up a room, and the fact that she was the light in other people. She brings out the light in others, and that’s what she does when she meets Jonah, who seems to be carrying the world on his shoulders. She brings him back to life, and rightfully so. He’s taking care of his entire family after his father died from a heart attack and his Mom had gone into hermit mode. She barrels into his life, like a hurricane, breathing life into him, and disrupting his life that he has [barely] kept together. They compliment each other so well. But then Vivi falls into a descent of madness and *cue tears*
Vivi is so well written, so well portrayed and the love story isn’t rushed, and I enjoyed it IMMENSELY.
OH MY GLOB YOU GUYS, I JUST WANT TO SPOIL THE WHOLE BOOK FOR YOU, BUT ALAS, I CANNOT. I WANT TO. SO SO BAD. BUT I’M SO NICE, AND I WONT.
You guise, this book. This book. Everything is so perfect. The characters, the setting, the plot. I’m going to gush about this book SO HARD.UGH, Emery why do you toy with my emotions? I love everything about this novel. From the cover, which is AMAZING, to the end of the book, and everything in between. Emery writes so perfect, and *flails*
Like this gem of a line:
As much as I loved my previous human life as a ballerina in the 1920’s, I am so colossally grateful for the Internet, and I search and search, fingers typing into a frenzy of clacks.
Um, so what I’m trying to say is BUY THIS BOOK. 10/10 would recommend.