Rating: 5/5 stars
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Would you rather know a truth that makes you feel hopeless, or keep believing the lies?
Beloved and bestselling author Colleen Hoover returns with the spellbinding story of two young people with devastating pasts who embark on a passionate, intriguing journey to discover the lessons of life, love, trust—and above all, the healing power that only truth can bring.
Sky, a senior in high school, meets Dean Holder, a guy with a promiscuous reputation that rivals her own. From their very first encounter, he terrifies and captivates her. Something about him sparks memories of her deeply troubled past, a time she’s tried so hard to bury. Though Sky is determined to stay far away from him, his unwavering pursuit and enigmatic smile break down her defenses and the intensity of the bond between them grows. But the mysterious Holder has been keeping secrets of his own, and once they are revealed, Sky is changed forever and her ability to trust may be a casualty of the truth.
Only by courageously facing the stark revelations can Sky and Holder hope to heal their emotional scars and find a way to live and love without boundaries. Hopeless is a novel that will leave you breathless, entranced, and remembering your own first love.
**This book contains mature content.
If you or someone you know has been a victim of ANY form abuse please tell someone. You are not alone.
If you or someone you know is suicidal please contact the Suicide Helpline.
Colleen Hoover created an amazing piece of literature with Hopeless. I wasn’t sure what I would find with this book but I fell in love with the characters the plot and everything involved with Hopeless.
The plot that Hoover develops in this book starts off seeming like a simple new adult romance novel. There’s a hot, brooding, misunderstood boy and a complicated, misunderstood girl who is very independent. When I first started this book I was nervous that these stereotypical roles would overpower any amount of brilliance in this book. Oh how wrong I was! Although these characters start off being semi-stereotypical, they develop into people with complex backgrounds. Hoover creates a well-developed character around events that are life changing and are more intense than some new adult books will cover. She tackles topics like sexual abuse, suicide, adoption and other traumatic events with grace and ease. I applaud the fact that she didn’t make it seem like it was something that was ease to overcome. She showed the struggle and the ugliness that can be associated with them. The pain and the hard stuff that sometimes people don’t get to see.
I am so incredibly excited to pick up the next book in this series and have extremely high hopes for Sky and Holder and Karen and all of the characters that I have come to love in this book. I will DEFINITELY be picking up more from Colleen Hoover in the very near future.