Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover: A Review

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After knowing the side of Sky’s story from her point of view, now it’s Holder’s turn to tell his side of the story.

In the journey of grieving his sister’s death, accompanied by the infamous tattoo “HOPELESS”, Dean Holder starts it all with a journal he writes, in which all the pages in it are as though letters he wrote to Les, his sister. In them, he wrote about how he felt like he had failed Less just like how he had failed Hope, a girl from his childhood whose kidnapping he blamed on himself.

And then he met Sky, who is exactly who Hope could have been if she grew up.

But telling Sky the truth he suspects would mean losing her. Again.

Dean Holder tells their childhood memories, about the pinkie-promise and the sky. Losing Hope is not the least bit less wonderful than Hopeless, but one thing remains a wonder…

How can Dean Holder still be mysterious after his mystery is unraveled?

~Tiffani Judith~

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Hopeless by Colleen Hoover: A Review

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“I’m so glad that tonight’s not one of the nights that the doorknob turns.
It’s so quiet.
So quiet.
 
And then it’s not, because the doorknob turns.” – Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

Everything else in Sky’s life seems normal:
Her adoptive mother is vegetarian (fairly normal), she lives in an anti-tech home (that sucks, but still not that abnormal), she is homeschooled, she bakes when her mother isn’t home, and she invites boys to her room. A lot.

But that is where the abnormality starts:
She doesn’t feel a thing when a boy touches her. Not even a tingling feeling when a boy kisses her.

At least that was how Sky lived her life before she met Holder.

“The feeling is so foreign; I’m not sure what it is. I can’t say what is so different about him that would prompt my first-ever normal biological response to another person.” – Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

All dimples and mysterious with his Hopeless tattoo, Dean Holder captivated the sarcastic Sky at the first sight. He acted like he knew her before. Like they were soulmates in the past and…that could have been true.

But Holder is not perfect, just like how Sky has been torn in the past the she couldn’t remember. Being with Holder, dealing with his mood swings, his nightmares, her own nightmares, she discovered the past her mind had blocked… The past that told Sky how the whole life she was living in had been a lie.

Told in Sky’s point of view, Colleen Hoover once again created a beautiful, emotional story that makes the readers want to scribble Sky’s and Dean’s name all over everywhere of this epic love story. (Personally, I hereby declare I am in an epic love affair with Hopeless by Colleen Hoover.)

~Tiffani Judith~