Monday, July 8, 2013

[Book Review] Losing Hope by Coleen Hoover

Losing Hope (Hopeless, #2)Losing Hope
Colleen Hoover
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.

“Time has completely stopped, and all I'm thinking about while we kiss is how this is what saves people. Moments like these with people like her are what make all the sufferings worth it."
Losing Hope is a closer look into the story that every single one of us fell in love with and were emotionally charged. It’s the same story of Hopeless but this time we can see everything from Dean Holder’s side of view. I have never knew that reading about the same story could be so different and still emotional at the same time. This made me love Holder even more and look at him completely differently.

Losing Hope starts off from the very beginning, the moment before Holder’s sister, Les, commited suiside. He’s mad at himself, mad at Les, mad at the world that he couldn’t protect her and let down everyone that he loved. He starts writing letters to his sister to let her know about everything that’s going on in his life and how he feels about what she did. Seeing Sky for the first time made him speechless and he couldn’t believe that he might have found Hope. His Hope.
“I wonder if it's possible for people to fall in love with a person one characteristic at a time, or if you fall for the entire person at once."
Some of the moments in the story interact with each other and I really wished that I had Hopeless by me so I can compare the feelings and thoughts of Sky and Holder but there were a lot of unexpected twists that I couldn’t predict. I do wish that there were some sort of continued story but overall I fell in love with Colleen Hoover’s writing all over again.

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