I absolutely loved When We Collided by Emery Lord but when I was trying to write my review, I was struggling. All to often I struggle to review the books that I love. I don’t know why it’s easier for me to review a book that had flaws or one that I didn’t care for. Anyone else have that problem?
So to make it easier on myself and so that I don’t sit here staring at a computer screen all day trying to piece together my thoughts and to express how much I loved this book, I figured I just say I loved this book and you should read it and then share some of my favorite quotes to entice you to want to read it.
Sounds good, right? Here we go…..
“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.”
“My dark days made me strong. Or maybe I already was strong, and they made me prove it.”
“I’m looking for some kind of permanence, so my mark will linger on the world once I’m gone, in the places where I found joy..”
“I also know that emotions come from the brain. So why do people feel real aches in their chests? Why does it feel like we carry every feeling in our cores?”
“To the deepest, most cellular level of my being, I resent people who believe that depression is the same as weakness, that “sad” people must be coddled like helpless toddlers.”
“I’ve prowled the dirtiest back alleys of sadness, okay? And I know what it’s like to fight for your life on those mean streets.”