Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
Elizabeth - 5 crowns
Holy effen hell!!!!!! This is one hell of an amazing, complex, beyond words of a story!! This book is just WOW!! The twists and turns and how it was all tied together with an incredible knot that ended up holding it together! Ms. Hoover..... Just amazing!! Please keep writing! Everyone... Read this now!
Kelly - 5 crowns
Throw that woman a cape, because Colleen Hoover is a Gawddddam SUPERHERO!
I really don't know where to start with this review. Whatever I write cannot possibly compare or give any true justice to the utterly, devastatingly beautifully constructed tale that is, 'Hopeless.’
Sky and Holder will take you on an incredible journey of Self-Discovery. But a friendly warning - be prepared to fall into the darkest depths of the biggest taboo of subject matters, to then be pulled from those depths and healed within the strongest arms of the most amazing of male book boyfriends - EVER!
In this book we follow the story of a seventeen year old girl called Sky. For the last thirteen years she has been living with her adoptive Mother, Karen. Although her life is somewhat comfortable, Sky feels numb, like a part of her has the inability to feel, for expressing emotion has always been difficult, and as she develops a shady reputation for allowing herself be seduced by the local boys in town - it would have been worthwhile - but instead of feeling a connection she so desperately desires, she just lies there, anaesthetised, counting the stars on her bedroom ceiling, wondering if that special spark will ever come?
Dean Holder has a bad reputation. He's hot-headed and his stint in 'Juvie' for beating a fellow student to a pulp is still a hot topic in school 12 months down the line, but Sky can't help but notice his dimples from across the checkout at the Supermarket one day. As their gazes lock, Dean suddenly feels a sense of nostalgia as he makes the decision to follow Sky to her car. He cannot help but believe he has seen this girl before- maybe in another time, another place… or simply not at all?
As another chance meeting brings Holder and Sky together and time develops into one of companionship, it doesn’t come without its challenges, because for the first time Sky is starting to feel…something, but Holder’s mood swings change like the wind and it’s only a matter of time before something gives and Dean may have to finally succumb to demons of this own.
Wow, this book left me totally and utterly speechless. I cannot emphasise enough how this book fits like a perfect puzzle in it’s own perfect glove, wrapped up in it’s own perfect sized box, with a big effen bow giving it the perfect final touch. There’s only one word to describe this book and that is, well…. PERFECT!
Although the subject matter is a dark one, Colleen delivers it with such compassion, it’s still a pleasurable read with just enough angst to make it compelling and un-putdownable.
Dean Holder, what the hell can I say about Dean Holder... except to just quote these:
“It’s killing me, baby,” he says, his voice much more calm and quiet. “It’s killing me because I don’t want you to go another day without knowing how I feel about you. And I’m not ready to tell you I’m in love with you, because I’m not. Not yet. But whatever this is I’m feeling – it’s so much more. And for the past few weeks I’ve been trying to figure it out. I’ve been trying to figure out why there isn’t some other word to describe it. I want to tell you exactly how I feel but there isn’t a single goddamned word in the entire dictionary that can describe this point between liking you and loving you, but I need that word. I need it because I need you to hear me say it.”
“Fuck all the firsts, Sky. The only thing that matters to me with you are the forevers.”
I just… uh…well…yeah…
Colleen, you have delivered an exceptional story and just like Slammed and Point of Retreat, your unwavering talent has hit my awe-inspiring and favourites shelf and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Reading is my drug of choice, I take great pleasure in it and I think I have just found my perfect dealer. ;)