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‘When We Collided’: A Book Review

Audrey Whalen, Reporter

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“When We Collided” by Emery Lord is about a girl named Vivi who traveled, for the summer, to Verona Cove. Johan Daniels has lived there his whole life. Vivi is going through some hard times and Johan is going through even worse times, these two coiled together and create a summer romance like no other.

The book has two main narrators, Johan and Vivi. Having two narrators can be a good thing and it can be not so good. Two narrators allows the reader to know exactly what both characters are feeling and how one situation affects both of them. The downfall is repeating the situation in the second characters eyes. It can get annoying to keep reading the same thing over and over.

The book overall was fantastic and deserves to be on the Gateway list for 2018-2019. The idea of a summer romance with difficulties has been done to death though. A girl falls in love with a boy and then has to tragically leave at the end of the summer. Its every popular teen movie ever. This book needed some interesting twists to it, like maybe one of the character is kidnapped or they stay for more than the summer.

Other than the idea being overused the book overall was fantastic and deserves to be on the Gateway list for 2018-2019. It was a real tearjerker, but it was an obvious tearjerker. The readers could see from a mile away that Vivi was going back home at the end of the summer.

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‘When We Collided’: A Book Review