When We Collided by Emery Lord deserves so much appraisal. I just can’t seem to get my thoughts together after reading it. This novel is so important and it speaks volumes to my heart and I’m sure it will too, to so many others.
When We Collided as Vivi would say, was filled with spectacularity and burstsomeness. . This novel was bold, funny, sad, raw, and courageous. It’s told in two POVs. Vivi and Jonah. Which was very well done. I’m usually not a fan of POVs but Emery Lord does it beautifully.
This book tackles strong mental health issues, as in grief, depression and bipolar disorder. Not a lot of YA books tackle this important issue and that’s something that really needs to chance. We need MORE BOOKS LIKE THIS. That are done so gracefully and that are straightforward. That is real and informative. That is, what we need.
This book has touched me profoundly and there really isn’t much for me to say. Except that I’m still reeling from the roller-coaster ride of emotions that this novel has left me. I’ve never read anything by Emery Lord before. But I am positive that, that, will change. Because Emery Lord has just become one of my favorite authors.
I just want to thank Emery Lord for taking the time to write about Mental Health and putting it out there for the whole world to see. This book has fastened itself into my soul since I finished reading it and I know it will stay wedged in my heart for a very long time. To celebrate the love that I have for this book, I’m doing a giveaway. So don’t forget to enter at the end of this post.
My favorite quotes from When We Collided.
I like to hear who I am each day. The term of endearment is like a fortune cookie at my favorite Chinese restaurant –Vivi
It was supposed to appear effortless. Like a feast at Hogwarts. Wait, no! I don’t want to be Dobby in this equation. Jesus. –Jonah
My siblings are locked into her, rotating in her orbit. I am, too. It’s like I can’t look away. –Jonah
He’s the ring to my Frodo, the wardrobe to my Lucy Pevensie. –Vivi
Jonah Daniels and his gaze are enough to make a girl feel like she emerged from a huge seashell in the middle of the ocean, like the painting of Venus, surrounded by sea foam. –Vivi
But what I mean is, depression, it settles like a shadow over your body while you sleep, and it mutes every frequency into blankness, into fog. Everyone thinks you can’t laugh when you’re depressed, but I couldn’t cry either because I couldn’t feel. –Vivi