We Come Apart
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.

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We Come Apart Reviews

  • KittyKat
    Feb 24, 2017


    *This book was received via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*I really didn't enjoy this book. The plot was weird and I don't know what exactly the author was trying to say with the narrative; to me the whole book didn't make sense, it didn't seem to have a beginning middle an...

  • Tara Russell
    Feb 24, 2017

    Tara Russell

    Jess and Nicu. They meet during community service, they become friends, they both have home lives they want to escape, for different reasons. But how do you escape when the world seems like it can never change? What future is there when surviving the present takes your strength? This i...

  • Debbi
    Feb 23, 2017


    This book... This book...I loved it. But I felt like the verse/poem-structured layout is redundant. Then again, Sarah Crossan is well-known for her way of writing. I think I would like it a lot more if everything was more detailed and descriptive.We Come Apart is a very, very, very imp...

  • Kelly (Diva Booknerd)
    Feb 22, 2017

    Kelly (Diva Booknerd)

    I absolutely adore verse narratives and We Come Apart is no exception. That ending though.Review to come. ...

  • Anisha
    Feb 22, 2017


    this was a short book so i managed to read it in a single sittingi did enjoy but i found the use of verse to be unnecessary as it didn't add anything however i loved the characters, even if the plot was quite dull. also, the ending ;'(full review coming soon! ...

  • hizatul akmah
    Feb 18, 2017

    hizatul akmah

    the relationship between Nicu and Jess is everything . despite how bloody sad most parts of this book were, i really enjoyed reading it to the bits. both of the authors have done some gentle jobs at young literature. i'm really impressed by how complicated and joyous this very same bo...

  • Jahanzaib Asim
    Feb 13, 2017

    Jahanzaib Asim


  • Laura-Jayne
    Feb 11, 2017


    Original. Insightful. You really feel for these characters. ...

  • Louise
    Feb 11, 2017


    *I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and the publishers in exchange for an honest review*This book was one of my most anticipated books of 2017 and couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. Sarah Crossan is a magnificent writer and I love that she writes her stories in verse....

  • Jessikah Stenson
    Feb 9, 2017

    Jessikah Stenson

    This is a short book packed with emotion. Racial issues are still significant in Western society and prejudices amongst teenagers are some of the most horrendous. I loved Nicu's and Jess's voices and the glimpses provided to each of their lives. Read my full review here: http://readbyj...