Hopeless by Colleen HooverBook #1, Hopeless
on December 19th 2012
Purchased copy from National Book Store
Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies…
That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of just one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past that she wishes could just stay buried.
Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he’s nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering pursuit, Sky soon finds that Holder isn’t at all who he’s been claiming to be. When the secrets he’s been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky’s life will change forever.
“And once again in my new world full of heartache and lies, this hopeless boy somehow finds a way to make me smile.”
This is the first time I’ve read Colleen Hoover and I was easily impressed by her beautiful writing style. The preview chapter was very dramatic but it definitely made you curious. I knew I loved Sky when I read the introductory chapter. I loved her voice, the way she was written. And she was definitely interesting. I mean, who makes out with boys and feels totally numb? Only Sky. I also instantly loved her friendship with Six and her relationship with her mom, even though her mom doesn’t let her enjoy technology which is totally evil. Not just that, Sky has been home schooled all her life too. But for her senior year, she’ll be attending public school. And that’s basically where the story starts. First, it’s just her getting through her classes. She accumulated a distasteful reputation because of her making out with boys so she had to deal with the crap her schoolmates give her on her first day. Still, she kept her head up high and I loved how she didn’t give a damn about what others think of her. Then she meets her new bestest friend in the whole wide world, Breckin, who happens to be gay and Mormon. He’s totally awesome. After that, she meets Holder, who’s incredibly hot and at first glance, she already feels attracted to him. But their first meeting was totally weird. Which only leaves you wanting to see what happens next.
Sky and Holder have a couple more run ins (I’m being literal. They literally ran in to each other.) and encounters. In these encounters, Sky sees both of Holder’s kind side and also his dark side. Which is totally confusing her. But oh, the things Holder do to Sky. He has this effect on her. It’s driving her crazy. And what’s crazier is, Holder feels the same way about Sky too. So they decide that they are in between like and love. They live each other. And they do, boy they do. The romance in this book will totally make you gaga. You’ll fall in love with every single joke, touch, and tear that Sky and Holder share.
I’m willing to bet money that you’d love this book. It has just the right amounts of love, angst and emotions. You won’t be able to put it down. You’ll ask many questions, but when you get your answers, you feel that everything is right and perfect. You’ll cry for Sky and for Holder. You’ll love the ending. I know it. Because that’s exactly how I felt.
PS: I’m reading Losing Hope right now and loving every second of it. Expect a review soon!