I’ve read one book by Sarah Crossan before (One, a fascinating story about conjoined twins written in free verse), but never anything by Brian Conaghan. I really loved One and it had such an impact on me, so I had high expectations for We Come Apart. Both authors will be attending YALC this year, so I’m really happy I managed to get a copy of We Come Apart from NetGalley to read before I go!
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?