Hopeless by Colleen Hoover (2012)

Rating: 3.8 stars.15717943.jpg

Seventeen year old Sky meets Dean Holder and her world is turned upside down. Not only does he invoke feelings within her that she never knew she could even have, but his hot and cold personality leave her more conflicted than ever. When she makes an effort to keep him at a distance, she soon learns, he’s not all she thought he was.

At first, the book read like a ridiculously cliché cheesey romance, which, if you’re into that kind of thing, this is very much up your alley. So for the first one hundred pages, I wasn’t sure where it was going beyond the romance, but the story that unfolded was quite intricate. Lots of drama, lots of conflict, and once I hit about page 200, I really didn’t want to stop. I pretty much read the entire book in one very long morning, partly because I just couldn’t put it down. The writing itself is pretty fluid, and although I was able to predictably guess a few things about it, there were a few surprises I didn’t catch until the end.

But, it is cheesey romance. It was a little too cheesey for me at times to the point where I questioned the believability and the immaturity of the main characters. Its this personal preference that prevents me from giving it the full four stars.
Recommendation: There is definitely some mature content in here (sexual references). It’s not a book I would house in a middle school library, and wouldn’t necessarily recommend to any student not in high school. If you’re not up for romance, stay away, but if that’s your thing, this is your book.

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Reading, and writing about it.
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