Seventeen-year-old Jonah Daniels has lived in Verona Cove, California, his whole life and only one thing has changed: his father used to be alive, and now he's not. Reeling from the tragedy, Jonah must take care of his family.
Enter Vivi Alexander, new girl in town.
Vivi is in love with life. A gorgeous, unfiltered hurricane of thoughts and feelings, she transforms Jonah's family and changes his life. But there are always consequences when worlds collide... - excerpt from book.
When We Collided by Emery Lord is about a girl and a boy falling in love but having struggles of their own at the same time. This is my first time picking up a contemporary book from this author reason because there was a lot of hype in the bookstagram community. The book cover is indeed very attractive and artistic to look at. As for the book itself I find it just okay, I liked it but I didn't love it to recommend it to people. If you pass on this book, you're not missing out at all.
The plot of the book was okay and kinda predictable for me. I could already predict Vivi's secret easily. I find that this book did not have enough twists and turns but instead it was just a slow ascend up to the twist and then it sloped down. I was kinda disappointed with the relationship because I actually wanted more interactions. I couldn't feel a connection between the characters. The bond between the side characters were also not strong enough. The only thing I enjoy very much is the dual perspective of the book.
Sadly it took me some time to finish this book because it could not capture my attention well enough. I understand that this book touches the topic of grieving and mental issues but it's just not strong enough to make a statement in my heart. I too am grieving but I can't connect with Jonah at all, it doesn't feel real enough. I would not recommend it to readers who want to try this author perhaps another book of hers. But if you're a fan of hers go ahead and get this book. It wasn't bad just wasn't good enough.