martes, 2 de agosto de 2016

Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover

Title: Losing Hope
Author: Colleen Hoover
Published: July 8th, 2013 by Atria Books.

In the follow-up to Colleen Hoover’s #1 New York Times bestseller Hopeless, the charming and irresistible Dean Holder tells the passionate story that has melted thousands of hearts. 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.

My Musings

Another great book by Colleen Hoover. It had been on my TBR list for a long time and after reading Ugly Love and then The Lunar Chronicles I was in the mood for contemporary. It was really good to read this story again, but this time from Holder's point of view and it's always nice to 'see' the intentions behind the other characters' actions. The book starts with a slap to the face, one of those moments that make you think "this can't be happening", and you can't help but feel for the characters and continue reading, you are instantly hooked. 

I have to say that I very much enjoyed Holder's personality, how mature and passionate he was. He was one of those people who feel so much, who fall in love with everything they have. Although, he pretty much became obsessed with Sky, and that is something that I am not sure I consider 100% healthy because he let Sky consume his every thought and I don't believe that is something you should do in real life.

Colleen Hoover's writing is so gripping, the passion between the characters is almost palpable and the characters are so well constructed, their banter sounds so natural and you can tell what line belongs to a certain character. 

The plot of this story is so crazy and surreal. I think there is no way that could happen to someone in reality. And when ~everything~ is known it's inevitable to feel some of the characters' grief and pain. I admire the author's ability to deal with subjects as serious as the ones in this book in a very persona way. It's interesting to get to see or rather to read, what a person must feel when going through such circumstances and not what others assume they must be feeling. 

I truly recommend reading Hopeless and Losing Hope, it isn't a light read and it is more than just a love story. So much more than that. Have you read this book? If so, do you agree or disagree with what I've said? What are your thoughts on it? Until next time! :)

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