A beautifully written debut from an obviously talented author, Open Road Summer is about Reagan, the misanthropic "delinquent" best friend of rising superstar Delilah Montgomery, as she accompanies the singer on her headlining summer tour. Perfect for anyone who loves music, summer, romance, and friendship. — Paige Mushaw
Sarah Dessen gets a road trip twist in Emery Lord's debut novel, a summer story of love and true friendship--now with a fresh new look!
"A fabulously entertaining story of friendship, healing, and love.Fill ed with laughter, heart, and a side of sass, this rock-star debut will have you cheering for an encore!" --Elizabeth Eulberg, author
of Better Off Friends and Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality
Emery Lord is the author of Open Road Summer, The Start of Me and You, When We Collided, and The Names They Gave Us. She lives in a pink row house in Cincinnati, with a husband, two rescue dogs, and a closet full of impractical shoes.
@emerylord (Twitter and Instagram)
"Reagan’s tough, wised-up voice and her burgeoning romance with Matt are the engines that keep Lord’s engaging debut moving along." - Publishers Weekly
"Lord successfully adapts classic elements of adult romance novels into a love story gentle enough for younger readers." - Kirkus Reviews
"Lord’s debut provides an insightful take on friendship, romance, and celebrity culture." - Booklist
"This is more than a love story. When We Collided carefully yet effortlessly puts mental illness in conversation with the beauty and struggle of adolescence. It is a book I wish could have written, but am so much better for having read." - Julie Murphy, #1 New York Times bestselling author of DUMPLIN’ and SIDE EFFECTS MAY VARY on WHEN WE COLLIDED
"Searingly honest, gut-wrenchingly authentic, and deeply romantic, When We Collided is a gift of a novel. It tackles tough topics with nuance, and will make readers both laugh and cry, sometimes within the span of a page." - Jasmine Warga, author of MY HEART AND OTHER BLACK HOLES on WHEN WE COLLIDED
"A five-star must-read romance for older teens (and up) that will challenge readers toward a better understanding of a too-often marginalized and stigmatized segment of the population, When We Collided is an important book not only for this generation of teens, but those who’ve come before . . . and those who will come after." - USA Today on WHEN WE COLLIDED
"An absolute tearjerker romance with a powerful message about weightier topics of grief and mental illness." - starred review, School Library Journal on WHEN WE COLLIDED