Review of When We Collided by Emery Lord

Read: 10th November 2016 – 26th November 2016 DNF

Rating: ⭐⭐

Spoilers in review: Depends on your definition of spoiler

I’ve had this book on hold for ages, and with there being so much else I want to read I think’s it’s time to let it go.

This book is about Vivi and Jonah. Jonah has been helping his older siblings look after his younger siblings since their Dad died. Vivi is the new girl in town. I wanted to read this book because I’d heard it was really good, the cover looks amazing, and I can relate to Jonah a little in that his father has passed away while he’s still quite young.

I stopped reading about a third of the way through. The tagline on the front says ‘Can you fall in love when you’re falling apart?’ and it was clear from the first few chapters that the answer is ‘Yes’. These two fall in love the moment they lay eyes on each other many early chapters just show Vivi and Jonah spending time together, with Jonah’s siblings sometimes joining them.

I appreciate well written books about mental illness, and I know from other people’s reviews that this is one. But reading this book has started to feel like a chore. I can’t force myself to keep reading something I’m not enjoying just in case I start to like it later on.

It’s not a bad book by any means, it’s just taking far too long to get to the point. Add that to the insta-love and I just have to walk away.

Review originally written in 2016

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