In Hopeless, Sky left no secret unearthed, no feeling unshared, and no memory forgotten, but Holder’s past remained a mystery.
Still haunted by the little girl he let walk away, Holder has spent his entire life searching for her in an attempt to finally rid himself of the crushing guilt he has felt for years. But he could not have anticipated that the moment they reconnect, even greater remorse would overwhelm him…
Sometimes in life, if we wish to move forward, we must first dig deep into our past and make amends. In Losing Hope, bestselling author Colleen Hoover reveals what was going on inside Holder’s head during all those hopeless moments—and whether he can gain the peace he desperately needs.
Merry Christmas Eve to all you Aussies and Merry Christmas Eve Eve to pretty much everyone else! I am so behind in my reviews it is crazy!! I've been reading books pretty much back to back which I normally never do. I have about 3 I still need to write! But on the bright side, I've completed my 2015 challenge of 120 books! Anyway, this review I wrote about 3 days ago right after I finished the book.
FYI: Losing Hope is the second book and cannot be read before Hopeless unless you want to be completely spoiled. Also it probably wouldn't make much sense. This review is spoiler free so you can still read it :P
It's currently 3AM, but I've learnt from my mistakes so I am writing this review right away! I really enjoyed this book. At first I wasn't really wanting to read it just because I know how sad Holder's story is. But then I started and basically, I couldn't stop.
Yes. This book is pretty much Hopeless but from Holder's perspective. But it's so much more than that. You get a whole different perspective on everything and there's quite a few things that were never mentioned on Hopeless, that are in Losing Hope. I loved that the ending was expanded so you get to see what happened afterwards. It was just great.
I felt sometimes Holder's thoughts were a bit feminine and didn't really match his character. But aside from that it was very well written. I will admit, I skimmed over a couple of paragraphs, like dialogue just because it was the same as in Hopeless. But everything else was fantastic. As is everything Colleen Hoover writes.
And OMG!! I loved Daniel in this book. You didn't really see much from him in Hopeless and that guy is such a crack up! I want a whole book just on him because he's bloody hilarious. (EDIT: I have since realised that there is a novella all about Daniel and Six [yes that is the characters name] and I have since read that too! Review to come!!)
If you've read Hopeless, I highly recommend you read Losing Hope. As I said before it just gives a whole new perspective, which doesn't necessarily change the story but it gives it a completely different feeling coming from Holder's POV.
Even if you don't read contemporary books, I recommend you read at least one of Colleen's books, because they are brilliant. Go check them out. Seriously. That's all I'll say, but just do it.
Format: eBook, 321 pages
Genre: YA Contemporary (17+)
Acquired from: iBooks
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