Friday, January 4, 2013

Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

Good Reads Summary
Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

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

My Thoughts
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

HOPELESS. Hoover’s got the market cornered on made up words that are meant to elicit an “Aaaw” from out of my mouth but fail to do so. Her Butterfly You in her earlier duet was cute the first time around, but lost its charm somewhere around the third time I’d heard it. Here it’s the cute (but not so cute) hybrid of I like/love you or as they so quaintly put it, “I live you.” Gah. It was too much some times.

Those bits aside, this was not that bad: there’s a girl with dark secret and boy who knows too much. As well as a history that meshes unknown to one of them.  So this is big, this story was an interesting mix of sweet and sad and odd. Sweet because she goes through so many things with him. Sad because he has his own baggage too, but odd because we don’t quite know why things were happening as they were and I for one was never quite sure what to make of the both of them.

The whole don’t judge me and I won’t judge thing going on early on was true, but his bursting her ego time and again was sweet and funny and worked. Till it got to the point of one or two of them saying too sweet things like “I live you.”  Gah… too much some times.

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