Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies…
That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of just one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past that she wishes could just stay buried.
Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he’s nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering pursuit, Sky soon finds that Holder isn’t at all who he’s been claiming to be. When the secrets he’s been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky’s life will change forever.
Hopeless was an emotional roller coaster. It had me laughing and sobbing within the same chapter. Throughout the last seventy five percent of the book, it felt like my heart was being ripped into a million pieces. Just when I thought it wasn't possible to cry anymore, something even worse would happen, and I'd start sobbing all over again.
When I was reading the first few pages of Hopeless, I was hesitant. Everyone that I've heard talk about Hopeless absolutely loves it. That makes me nervous because I don't usually enjoy popular books.
However, as soon as I met Holder, I became entranced the same way that Sky did. I had to know more about Holder and why he was behaving the way that he did. The more I read about him, the more I liked him even thought he was kind of a douchebag. He is my current book boyfriend.
All of the plot twists were unexpected. I didn't see any of them coming. The most shocking one for me was what happens to Sky's dad. It completely took me by surprise.
The characters were beautifully written. The two characters I liked the most were Holder and Breckin. I liked Holder for obvious reasons (most of them stated above). I liked Breckin because he was very down to earth. I could picture him as someone that I would hangout with on a daily basis. His "Mormon" jokes were hilarious.
Hopeless is the best book that I have read all year. It might even be my favorite book of all time. It was a powerful story that proves love defies all odds. I suggest that you pick it up ASAP and read it if you haven't already.
I give Hopeless: 5/5.
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I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.