Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
Monday, July 1, 2013
Review: Hopeless by Colleen Hoover is one of the best young adult novels that I've read in quite a long time. From the beginning of the book I felt drawn into Sky's life with her mother, her past, and the growing relationship with Holder. Hoover dealt with the serious aspects of the novel with a lot of attention and care. She doesn't just fling the idea of abuse around. She treats it seriously and realistically. Although traumatic, I thought it was great that Hoover showed the actual effects of Sky's past on her physical and emotional relationship with Holder. It made Sky's story all the more real and all the more devastating. My issue with this book is toward the end I really felt slammed with all the "drama" of this book. So much so that parts of it seemed forced and too coincidental. I wont give any major spoilers away, but I felt like the impact of the revelations toward the end could've been better if handled different. Overall, I enjoyed this book and I look forward to reading more from Colleen Hover.
Note: I would recommend this book to MATURE young adults. I definitely would NOT recommend this to anyone under the age of 17 because of the heavy subject matter.
Rating: 4/5 DIAMONDS
Reviewed by: Vanessa