When We Collided by Emery Lord
Published by: Bloomsbury
Release date: 05/04/16
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Summary: Seventeen year-old Jonah Daniels has lived in Verona Cove, California, his whole life, and only one thing has ever changed: his father used to be alive, and now he is not. With a mother lost in a deep bout of depression, Jonah and his five siblings struggle to keep up their home and the restaurant their dad left behind. But at the start of summer, a second change rolls in: Vivi Alexander, the new girl in town.
Vivi is in love with life. Charming and unfiltered, she refuses to be held down by the medicine she’s told should make her feel better. After meeting Jonah, she slides into the Daniels’ household seamlessly, winning over each sibling with her imagination and gameness. But it’s not long before Vivi’s zest for life begins to falter. Soon her adventurousness becomes all-out danger-seeking.
Through each high and low, Vivi and Jonah’s love is put to the test . . . but what happens when love simply isn’t enough?
I got this book for review ages ago and I am so glad to have finally got around to reading it. I ended up really enjoying it, and I now plan to read the rest of Emery Lord’s books.
I don’t really have too much to say about this book. I really enjoyed the writing. Jonah really made me think of Julian Blackthorn, because they both have large families to look after without parents. I really liked the fact that Vivi liked and appreciated the world around her. I don’t come across a lot of characters like that. I also liked her relationship with her mum. I feel like in every YA book I read the main character hates her parents, and I just can’t relate to that, so I really enjoy reading books where the parent/child relationship is actually good.
The only criticism I really have is that the relationship was kind of instalovey. Other than that, I really enjoyed this.