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Hopeless - Colleen Hoover (4 stars)

Posted by Rebecca M Avery on April 9, 2014 at 6:35 PM

So this book recommendation came by way of a feed from Amazon within Facebook, indicating that it was a free download (which only lasted a few days I believe). Having seen the book and heard others talking about it, I’ll admit… I got curious. I’m not normally a young adult/new adult reader. However, there are always exceptions to the rule. This book was an exception. Though not for the faint of heart or anyone easily offended by realistic and frank discussions of topics most people would rather not even think about… it was a good read.

Likes: You are lead to believe for the first half of the book that the issues lie with one person, while in reality they are totally about someone else. I like subtly in a storyline or those books that at some point during reading make you go “OMG… she’s talking about XXXX person… not XXXX person!” And you sit up a little taller in your chair. This book did just that for me. I also liked that the author touched on a dicey subject about loving someone regardless of the pain they cause you. When someone hurts you it doesn’t mean that you can just turn off your feelings for them immediately. Sometimes you care about them even when you don’t want to anymore. Life is just not that easy.

Dislikes: The first half of the book was a little slow and a few areas left me going “what!?!” but the book is about teenagers. Having experienced a couple of those (teenagers) personally… I am often surprised with what they think they can get away with. I stuck out those parts and overall enjoyed the book.

 

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