Monday, April 4, 2016
Book Review: "When We Collided" by Emery Lord
I feel at this point I am just going to fall in love with anything Emery Lord publishes. Its just the honest truth. I loved Vivi and Jonah from the moment I met them. I got swept up in Vivi too. She has such a powerful personality that even when I could see things shifting a bit for her, I felt helpless. I wanted to reach in the pages and help her, though I didn't know how. And I was scared for Jonah... really, really scared. Already grieving, what would Vivi do to him?
The bottom line is that this is just a raw, honest and emotional look inside mental health - something that we just don't get to do enough. I know someone who struggles with mental health issues, and so much of what was going on in this book felt true to what I witnessed in real life. And I didn't know how to help. I'm still not sure and I'm working on that. I feel like the conversation is becoming more open though, at least I hope it is. Books like this are certainly going to help to that end. It isn't an easy ride and you'll want your tissue box near, but it is worth it.
When We Collide
by Emery Lord