Seventeen year old Jonah Daniels has lived in Verona Cove, California, his whole life, and only one thing has ever changed: his father used to be alive, and now he's not. Now Jonah must numbly take care of his family as they reel from their tragedy. Cue next change: Vivi Alexander, new girl in town. Vivi is in love with life. A gorgeous and unfiltered hurricane of thoughts and feelings. She seems like she's from another planet as she transforms Jonah's family and changes his life. But there are always consequences when worlds collide ..
~I was sent a proof copy, all thoughts are my own~
I give it - 4/5
My review - It's okay Emery, you play with my feelings. I loved this book, it was so beautifully heartbreaking and I didn't put it down once.
In this book we follow Vivi and Jonah, each chapter changes from each of the characters POV and I really love when a book does that. Especially since this book revolved around Vivi and Jonah so it was nice to get a look inside their brain and what they where thinking during certain parts. Vivi has just moved to town with her mother, she is very bubbly and very outgoing, always on the move and always up to something. Jonah is the middle child with older siblings and younger siblings. His father has died and his mother is still in mourning so it is up to him and his older siblings to look after the younger ones or 'littles' as he calls them, whilst trying not to breakdown and keeping sure everything runs smoothly in their family. Vivi and Jonah meet and the romance starts, but something changes with Vivi and Jonah starts to realises something isn't quite right.
Vivi is a fresh of breath air and she knocks Jonah of his feet. Even though she helps his family, helps them open up to the hurt they've been exposed too and helping them heal, Vivi starts to act different and even though she's helping others she's forgotten to help herself and worlds could collide before it's too late.
This story did have me crying at the end. I'm so glad how it ended, that certain things didn't happen but it was lovely seeing Jonah's family finally opening up and dealing with what happened. With his mother coming to terms with her husbands death and starting to heal. But with healing also comes destruction and this is what this story is about.
It is full of laughs, romance, friendship, family but there are also some other issues that are addressed in this book and Emery did a fantastic way of showing these themes.