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“Hopeless” by Colleen Hoover Review

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“Hopeless” by Colleen Hoover


Format: Available for eBook, paperback
Series: book 1 of Hopeless series
Rated: 15+ for language, graphic scenes
Genre: Young Adult
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We meet Sky, a 17 year old girl, who lives with her adoptive mother Karen and across the street from her best friend, Six. Very early on, we learn that she shows no emotions with the boys she dates and that something's happened that forced her to get adopted by Karen.

She meets a boy name Dean Holder who has a bad reputation. She doesn’t let it bother her as she gives into her attraction to him and the fact that he makes her feel something for the first time in her life.

Holder has a lot of ghosts from his past that he tries to deal with while he falls for Sky. Sky finds herself falling in love with Holder even though she knows that he is holding something out on her.

When Sky learns the truth about her pasts and Holder learns the truth about his sister‘s past, they hold onto to each other and use each others strengths to get through it.

As the story comes to a close, they have to deal with the troubles from their past and try to deal with moving forward.

This is a very heart-wrenching book as we get to see how and why Sky is a girl who doesn’t have any emotions and what her connection is with Holder. The love story between Sky and Holder is romantic, funny, and beautiful so when the climax comes to head, it’s heart breaking the events that unfold.

Sky comes from a very dark past that she has tried blocking out after she got adopted by Karen. She has a lot of questions that don’t have any good answers. Any answers she get only cause pain as the memories come back ten-fold.

The story is a sweet love story between Sky and Holder but has it’s darker, deeper meanings. It’s an enjoyable read and an overall good story. You get to see as a young woman faces a really dark past from someone that she loved the most and Holder learning that when bad things happen, it’s a part of life and not his fault. Which is something that we all struggle with at some point our life.

Recommendations: The Ella/Micha series by Jessica Sorensen; The Never series by J.A. Redmerski


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