Plot : 3/5
Characters : 4/5
Writing : 3/5
OVERALL RATING : 3.5/5
Genre : Historical Fiction, Young Adult
Date of Release: October 31st, 2019
Publishing House: Bloomsbury
“For one summer, they ruled the city…”
July, 1981. London. Shy, working-class Steven finds solace in beauty. Eighteen years old, he dreams of being a fashion designer. He’s also gay, maybe – he hasn’t decided yet. There’s a lot Steven isn’t sure about, like whether he hates himself or thinks he’s amazing.
When he ends up in hospital after being brutally attacked by his father, he meets Jasmine, an heiress. Intoxicating, anarchic, fabulous Jasmine. Fuelled by their shared love of fashion, a friendship blossoms and soon, Steven finds himself swept into her hedonistic world, wholly beguiled. However, underneath the glitter and the frivolity, darkness lies.
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“No matter what heaven you believe in, your time on this earth will end. What I’m saying is that you should listen—really listen—to the slosh of the waves and the distant call of Pacific birds. You should feel a boy’s pulse against your cheek; you should fill your lungs with ocean air. While you can, I mean. You should do these things while you still can.”
Genre: fiction, young adult, romance
AGE RECOMMENDED: 13 yrs and up
“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.”
“Wow” was what i gasped as soon as i finished this beautiful book .
‘When We Collided’ was essentially about this grief-stricken boy Jonah, who has lost his father and is left to deal with all the tension of shouldering the responsibilities of his family. This, is when the gorgeous hurricane of thoughts, Vivi Alexander turns up and transforms Jonah’s life completely! Continue reading “REVIEW: When We Collided By Emery Lord”