Book Review #55: We Come Apart by Sarah Crossnan and Brian Conaghan

Title: We Come Apart

Author: Sarah Crossnan & Brian Conaghan

Pages: 336

Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Verse Narrative

Format: Paperback

ISBN 13: 9781408878859

Date of Publication: February 9, 2017

Publishing House: Bloomsbury

Goodreads Rating: 3.88

Personal Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

From two acclaimed authors comes an emotional story told in verse about friendship, love, and overcoming unbeatable odds.

Authors Brian Conaghan and Sarah Crossan have joined forces to tell the story of Nicu and Jess, two troubled teens whose paths cross in the unlikeliest of places.

Nicu has emigrated from Romania and is struggling to find his place in his new home. Meanwhile, Jess’s home life is overshadowed by violence. When Nicu and Jess meet, what starts out as friendship grows into romance as the two bond over their painful pasts and hopeful futures. But will they be able to save each other, let alone themselves?

For fans of Una LaMarche’s Like No Other, this illuminating story told in dual points of view through vibrant verse will stay with readers long after they’ve turned the last page.


My Personal Thoughts

This piece of art was the very first story that I’ve read in a narrative verse format and I find it cool and unique. It is a fast read and has fast pace, with plenty of valuable lessons especially for the teens. I love the idea that it involved another culture. I just like it when a book is multicultural because I get the chance to discover the beliefs of other countries. It’s very informative considerng Nicu is from Romania and it kind of tackled a bit of their tradition where they marry at a young age and the boy’s family should prepare heaps of money to offer the girl’s parents. It’s not uncommon but it’s also nice to be aware that things like these still do exist nowadays. The writing style is simple but the authors were able to send the message that they want to impart to the readers. I just dot like the ending, it’s a major cliff hanger and I am so not fond of stories like that, I find it annoying and disturbing. Is this recommendable? Yes! Definitely! Especially for the young readers out there. It is a must read because it is an eye opener and I’m pretty sure that it may affect your current perspective about love and life. I’m giving it a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5.❤️

Thank you, Bloomsbury publishing, for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest and fair review.📚



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