When We Collided by Emery Lord PDF

When We Collided by Emery Lord PDF

Download When We Collided by Emery Lord PDF book free online – From When We Collided by Emery Lord PDF: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. Buy From Amazon

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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?

Editorial Reviews


“This is more than a love story. When We Collided carefully yet effortlessly puts mental illness in conversation with the beauty and struggle of adolescence. It is a book I wish could have written, but am so much better for having read.” ―Julie Murphy, #1 New York Times bestselling author of DUMPLIN’ and SIDE EFFECTS MAY VARY

“Searingly honest, gut-wrenchingly authentic, and deeply romantic, When We Collided is a gift of a novel. It tackles tough topics with nuance, and will make readers both laugh and cry, sometimes within the span of a page.” ―Jasmine Warga, author of MY HEART AND OTHER BLACK HOLES

“A five-star must-read romance for older teens (and up) that will challenge readers toward a better understanding of a too-often marginalized and stigmatized segment of the population, When We Collided is an important book not only for this generation of teens, but those who’ve come before . . . and those who will come after.” ―USA Today

“Filled with raw, descriptive truths . . . a powerful book for reader engagement . . . An absolute tearjerker romance with a powerful message about weightier topics of grief and mental illness.” ―starred review, School Library Journal

“Nothing short of heartbreaking. These are definitely two teens worth rooting for in a tale that’s several clicks above the usual frothy summer romance fare.” ―BCCB

“Lord sucks readers into the fully realized world of two teenagers and their messy, honest families. As much about the fragility of the human experience as it is about mental illness, this offers a refreshing perspective on a spectrum of mental health disorders. This love story veers away from tragedy, instead firmly entrenching itself in hope and possibility.” ―Booklist

“Vivi and Jonah’s story will hit you deep in a book that shows what it means not only to be a person inflicted with mental illness, but to be the people that love them. In a word, fantastic!” ―Andi of Andi’s ABCs

“Fans of Jandy Nelson and Rainbow Rowell will fall in love with this poetic story of two damaged kids.” ―Daria Plumb, 2015 President of the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents (ALAN) and secondary English Language Arts teacher

“There is an honest portrayal of how life can be jagged, with rough corners and uneven edges. But if you take a closer look, there’s a beauty to these misshapen moments, outlined with hope.” ―Blogger Ginger Phillips at GReadsBooks!

“I can’t shake Vivi, her mistakes and her growth, the way she changes, the way she loves, and I don’t want to. She’s a YA heroine who will matter so much to teens.” ―Angie Manfredi, Los Alamos County Library

“Emery weaves an emotional tale of two people who are essentially flawed, but so very human, navigating a relationship. She truly has a feel for the seventeen-year-old within all of us girls.” ―Cori Smith, Joseph-Beth Booksellers

“It’s romance and excitement and nervousness and heartbreak and sadness. . . . The teens at my library will eat this up!” ―Maggie Melson, Children’s/Teen Librarian, St. Charles City-County Library District

“What happens when an irrepressible spirit meets a burdened teen? Magic, that’s what. Emery Lord knows how to craft a romance.” ―Michael Fleming, Librarian, Pacific Cascade Middle School

“A fabulously entertaining story of friendship, healing, and love. Filled with laughter, heart, and a side of sass, this rock star debut will have you cheering for an encore!” ―Elizabeth Eulberg, author of BETTER OFF FRIENDS, on OPEN ROAD SUMMER

Review of When We Collided by Emery Lord PDF

Even the constellations can see us now: we are seventeen and shattered and still dancing. We have messy, throbbing hearts, and we are stronger than anyone could ever know.

I think emery lord deserves the award for writing the most adorable characters in the history of the universe. I cannot get over how AMAZINGLY PERFECT this entire book is. I want to scream my head off right now because this is probably the fastest I’ve fallen in love with any characters ever. This is the most emotional, heartbreaking, healing, mind blowing magical book I have ever.

The amount of thought and emotion that went into every word in his book is beyond this world. The writing is extremely skillfully and makes it so easy to visualise everything and simultaneously encapsulated everything these characters stood for. The characters were written impeccable and their personalities are so great it makes my heart ache. The descriptions, thoughts, perspectives, and metaphors that constantly fly through Vivi’s mind are just so adorably accurate in an abstract way it make me want to close my eyes and take a moment because that much emotion is going to kill me.

I love that Emery Lord wrote so realistically and didn’t try too hard to make everything seem different from the world we’re living in because the understanding that our world in itself has so many beautiful stories just waiting to be told is everything. The characters were given so much thought and the plot in itself was so simple yet story had unfathomable depth. The reality of the situation they were in was not brushed over but their problems and individual lives were highlighting making it so much more than a story about a boy and a girl who they will each remember forever, even though that too is so beautiful.

Vivi is an eccentric, artistic, and upbeat girl who seems like the most upbeat girl in world, but she has problems of her own that she would rather not face. Jonah is the sweetest, most caring person you will meet, his father died a few years ago and his mother has never gotten over the loss. She stays in her room and seems to have slipped into depression for months now. Jonah has 5 siblings two of whom are older than him and three that are younger. The call the younger ones littles which truly made my day. Since, his mother is in no state to take care of them Jonah and his older siblings have taken jobs and raise the littles. He works at his father’s old restaurant which his father started with his best friend, and happens to a great cook.

Watching this story play out was enchanting. Both these characters, with such different personalities, come together in the most incredible way into each other’s lives to create heartwarming memories. I love that the journey through this part of their lives was not perfect and those little arguments or disagreements and contrast in their personalities made for a more realistic and interesting situations.
I like that depression as a topic was dealt with multiple times in this book and from different viewpoints so the different perspectives or beliefs regarding it were put down very clearly. Characters in this story that have had previous encounters with clinical depression have recognized that depression doesn’t count as being disabled, helpless, or something to take pity on and rather something that can be treated and recovered from. I was amazed at the ending and it made sense to me, I loved every part of this book and it will always be one of my favorite contemporary books.

This story was narrated beautifully and played out before my eyes in the most unforgettable way. I love every inch of this book, and I recommend it to all contemporary lovers.

Review of When We Collided by Emery Lord PDF

I am a HUGE fan of Emery Lord. It started from the moment I read the first few pages of her debut novel, Open Road Summer and continued to deepen after I read her second novel, The Start of Me and You. I honestly didn’t think it was possible that I could become an even bigger fan, but after reading When We Collided, my admiration and respect for her as a writer and person was solidified.

Going in to When We Collided, I knew it would be a different read than her first two books. I knew that it tackled a difficult subject and portrayed a character living with a mental illness. But what I didn’t know was how deeply the story of Vivi and Jonah would move me. It’s a difficult story to read at points, but also an important one. I’ve never read anything that dives so deeply into the meaning of mental illness and how it affects not only the person living with it, but the people in their lives.

Emery Lord’s writing is evocative and all-encompassing. Her ability as story-teller is taken to a whole new level in this novel.

What I loved most about this book was that it was equal parts Vivi’s AND Jonah’s story. I adored the dual point of view and truly believe that it further strengthened the narrative of the entire book. We don’t just get one side of the story, we get two, and in this book in particular, I feel that hearing those two voices was vital to my reading experience. I got to know Vivi and Jonah so intimately through Lord’s writing and am so blown away by how she was able to craft two extremely distinct voices into a single story. The flow was seamless and the transition from one point of view to the other was effortless.

Speaking of point of view, as much as I was invested in Vivi’s story, there was something about Jonah that just spoke to me. I have a feeling it’s because we’ve both experienced the same tragedy in our lives, so I felt a kinship towards him. But, I just couldn’t stop myself from yearning for Jonah to find a way through his OWN grief. The last chapter of this book is from Jonah’s perspective and it absolutely SLAYED me. I was in tears. It was beautiful.

When We Collided will forever stay with me as a reminder that no matter how messy life gets, there will always be people I love surrounding me and ready to hold me up.

In her third book, Emery Lord created the kind of story that her fans know and love her for, but also a story that needs to be read. Her words are thoughtful, informative and passionate, and it all comes together in the most beautiful way.

Review of When We Collided by Emery Lord PDF

THE STORY | Vivi is colorful. Everyone she meets isn’t likely to forget her. She’s got an infectious, take-charge personality and this is what Jonah most likes about her. Into his unusual family that hides scars and secrets, Vivi inserts herself without blinking. She doesn’t shy away from his problems, and she doesn’t find his life too “messy.” Quite the opposite.

Vivi is afraid of Jonah’s life. In fact, she embraces the chance to get to know his large family, and Jonah, well, he’s special. What he doesn’t know is Vivi understands everything he’s dealing with. Only question is, how soon will Jonah realize what Vivi hides?

Warning! This review will have vague spoiler-y discussion.

REVIEW | Going into a novel written by an author with a book you’ve previously read and enjoyed is something of a risk. There’s always that question mark: will I like this novel as well as book [x]? The example in this case is that I’d read and loved The Start of Me and You a while back. Since then, I collected Emery’s novels, but hadn’t read another by her. This all changed when finally I picked up her YA drama, When We Collided.

Unfortunately, for all my gushing of ‘Me and You,’ I don’t have the same feels for When We Collided.

The story takes a more serious approach than my prior experience with Emery’s writing. Or perhaps it’s just a more bittersweet approach. I understand what Emery attempts with this novel, but I feel like it comes across as a kind of “version” of John Green’s Paper Towns. Don’t misunderstand, ‘Collided’ is quite different. But at the same time, it has the same kind of vibe as a John Green novel.

“Even the constellations can see us now: we are seventeen and shattered and still dancing. We have messy, throbbing hearts, and we are stronger than anyone could ever know.” ― Emery Lord, When We Collided

That said, I like the general “idea” of the plot. The characters are quirky which means they’re also quite memorable. Sadly, beyond this, this novel and I really don’t get alone. It’s not that it’s badly written or the story is bad, it’s more personal preference and style. What is good is well done. It’s just, the ultimate conclusion isn’t my cup of tea. Yet, I do understand the importance of the end. Plus, to be fair, I “spoiled” myself on the ending which means I kind of had to “pressure” myself to push through the book. This is a place a reader never wants to be in.

Contrary to all I’ve said, When We Collided does have merit. It’s not badly written and the characters are colorful. Though the romantic in me is heartbroken, as I say earlier on, I do understand the need for the book to end in the place it does. Still, for a girl who expected this to be more akin to The Start of Me and You, this doesn’t live up to expectations.

Content: There is thematic material in the novel such as depression and mental health topics. Vivi and Jonah also have a physical relationship. Nothing is graphic, but there is suggestive conversation, and a scene that makes it clear what’s going on. Profanity is frequent, and does include the f-word. The novel would receive a hard PG13-rating.

About the Author

Emery Lord is the author of Open Road SummerThe Start of Me and YouWhen We Collided, and The Names They Gave Us. She lives in a pink row house in Cincinnati, with a husband, two rescue dogs, and a closet full of impractical shoes.
Twitter: @emerylord

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Details About When We Collided by Emery Lord PDF

  • Name: When We Collided
  • Author: Emery Lord
  • ISBN: 978-1681192031
  • Language: English
  • Genre: Teen & Young Adult Fiction, Teen & Young Adult Friendship Fiction, Teen & Young Adult Contemporary Romance
  • Format: PDF/ePub
  • Size: 1 MB
  • Page: 368
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