When We Collided follows Vivi and Jonah. Vivi has just moved to Verona Cove from Seattle to escape some… Drama. Whereas Jonah is a “townie” and has been there his whole life. Both have been through some extremely tragic circumstances and theirs is a relationship that helps both of their individual healing processes.
During the first ~250 pages, I was not really enjoying it that much. I liked the plot and was eager to find out what happens, but it generally felt quick typical and the characters just said and did things that bothered me. However, that ending honestly blew me away a little.
My growing enjoyment of this novel is hard to explain. I was so ready to DNF (or not finish) this book. However, I decided to push through and by the end, I found that I actually did like it.
I do love how it opened my eyes to what this type (not going to spoil) of mental illness is like. It definitely broadened my understanding and made me appreciate what life is like in those situations.
The most difficult part about writing this review, is that I feel like talking about any plot or even character details will spoil it.
So, here is a few reasons why I believe you should consider picking this book up:
1. It’s duel point of view.
They felt like two completely different voices, which added to the scope of the plot
2. Jonah (the main boy in the book) is a chef
A seemingly small detail, but it totally added a whole heap of originality to the book.
3. The ending.
Now, I shall share with you all my favourite quote. I’ve put it under a spoiler tab, because I think it’s a) best to experience the quote in context and b) it spoils the ending a little.
Thanks for reading 😉