“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.”


Jonah never thought a girl like Vivi would come along.

Vivi didn’t know Jonah would light up her world.

Neither of them expected a summer like this…a summer that would rewrite their futures.

In an unflinching story about new love, old wounds, and forces beyond our control, two teens find that when you collide with the right person at just the right time, it will change you forever. 

Personal Experiences

I read this book thinking it was about romance, and it is, it is. But more than that it is about friendship. There is this quote in the book that sums up the entire book:

“‘Maybe we were dying planets, Jonah, being drawn into the darkness.’ … ‘When we collided, we bounced each other back into orbit. And now we have to do that – we have to return to our own paths because that’s what we gave each other.'”

I think it would, personally, be fascinating, and wonderful, and spectacular, to have that kind of love – that kind of friendship. The kind of person that saw you – not the facade you project – the real you, and pulled it out of you. And hopped out of your life as rapidly as they had hopped in. It would certainly be a feeling – a you – you would never loose, never forget. And if for some reason you ever saw that person again, you would look at them as they passed by on the street, and as the recognition settled in, you would whisper under your breath, “it was you.”


“My dark days made me strong. Or maybe I already was strong, and they made me prove it.” 

“I keep wondering if it’ll ever hurt less. This…this hole in our lives.”

“Oh, I imagine it’ll hurt less eventually. I think there will always be a hole, though. But lace is one of the most beautiful fabrics, you know. All those holes and gaps, but it’s still complete somehow- still lovely.”

“That’s the thing they never tell you about love stories: just because one ends, that doesn’t mean it failed. A cherry pie isn’t a failure just because you eat it all. It’s perfect for what it is, and then it’s gone. And exchanging the truest parts of yourself–all the things you are–with someone? What a slice of life. One I’ll carry with me into every single someday.” 

Where to find When We Collided

Indie Bound*

*If you are unaware, I have a video on how to use Indie Bound as a resource on how to find books

**Also, if you have a Windows Phone, there is a really good EPUB reader app called Bookviser Reader. You can check out their website here. If you have an Android phone, you can check out an app called Lithium which is a similar EPUB reader.

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Cite this article as: Serene Haroon, "When We Collided by Emery Lord," in {sereneharoon.com}, February 18, 2018, https://www.sereneharoon.com/2018/02/when-we-collided-by-emery-lord/.

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