Review: When We Collided by Emery Lord

25663637When We Collided by Emery Lord

Published April 5th 2016

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.

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I wasn’t a totally into When We Collided when I started it but the more I read, it started to grow on me and by the end, I loved it for the most part.
I wasn’t a fan of Vivi and she’s pretty much the only reason that I didn’t love this book from the start. I couldn’t completely grasp her mental state and I just didn’t feel like she was realistic. She was very much a manic pixie dream girl at first but the more I read, the more I could understand her so that’s what led me to give this book four stars. I really struggled with Vivi’s chapters in the beginning because I would rather read Jonah’s chapters. I really really liked him and his family. Honestly, I would totally be down for a book just about Jonah and his family.
Overall, I wasn’t totally thrilled with the first half of this book but I fell really hard for the characters in the second half. I thought about the end of this book for a good chunk of time after I finished it and it’s still stuck with me. And even though I didn’t completely love this book, I would still recommend it.

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