I saw this book all over Instagram when it was first released and it took me a while to get round to reading it, probably half a year 😂
This book was a little deceptive as I thought it was a typical summer romance novel, and whilst it included aspects of this, it was also so much more than that.
This novel follows Two broken teens who despite their struggles, fall in love. Whilst it focuses upon Jonah and his family dealing with grief it falls into Vivi’s story of mental illness. Both equally sensitive subject portrayed beautifully by Emery Lord. The idea that both Jonah and Vivi manage to help eachother through difficult situations despite their own troubles shows strength and compassion.
I enjoyed the idea that the chapters showed both characters POV, what the other character saw and also what was concealed. This made the novel a more realistic approach and meant the reader could identify more.
I flew through this novel as both the characters relationship with the eachother but also the characters relationship with themselves and their families were vital to the plot.
This is the sort of novel that you could read again and the messages portrayed would be just as strong, highly recommend to readers who like well written novels that touch upon difficult topics.
LORD shows how subtle a mental illness could be, how even those closest to you may not be able to identify its traits. Whilst directly contrasting the devastating effect grief has and how i consumes you.
This book left me on the edge of tears, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Have you read this book, if so what did you think?