Friday, October 25, 2013
Losing Hope (Hopeless #2) by 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.
5 + Speechless stars!
THAT ENDING beat the one in the first book. That letter was heartbreaking but gave closure too.
We get to see Holder's POV in this one. You might think what is the point of reading the same story from other character's perspective, but I can assure you, you will not regret doing so. You get to see more of Daniel (Holder's friend) and his alliance with Breckin while he's having his Sky break. Holder writes letters to his sister in a notebook she left in her room. The letters he writes to her are so honest, amusing, and painful that I cried in almost all of them.
After his sister's incident, Holder has been having a very volatile personality and that scared the shit out of Sky.
"As much as I hate that I can't hit girls today, I hate the fact that I can't punch teachers even more." Yeap! That's Holder.
Holder finds in Sky similarities with his long lost friend Hope and he is in constant struggle with his emotions because he wants her to be Hope but at the same time he wants her to be only Sky. I loved how passionate he was about his family and friends and how he loved his relatives unconditionally.
We get to see his past and more about him and Hope when they were kids as well as his sister story. He can't let go of that guilty feeling that what happened to his sister was all his fault so he copes trying to protect Sky.
I Lived this book! Yeah! I wrote Lived so what?! Read it so you know what I'm talking about. It was perfection. The perfect closure at its finest. Yeah! no spoiler other than the fav quotes/moments below. Please read it. Even when we get the much of the same story from the first book, which is the same story duh! It's completely different from Holder's perspective.
The teasing and banter never stops! I Live it.!
And between all the emotional commotion he was able to find peace and Hope.
My words will never give this book justice...
***Spoiler Alert ***
"My attention is constantly homed in on her like I'm a compass and she's my North."
"You want some water or do you want to continue pretending you can stomach that vegan shit?"
"You probably faked passing out the other day, just so you could be carried in my hot, sweaty, manly arms."
"You're way hotter when you aren't speaking."
"She's flat out rude to me and I love it."
"Your logic terrifies me," she says. "I sort of don't find you attractive anymore."
"It's okay mom," I hear Breckin say as he opens the door further. "He's not here for my gay parts."
"So I kept my arms wrapped around her and I said, 'I hate everybody too, Cinderella.' We were still in..."
"Wait, wait, wait," Breckin says, interrupting the story. "You called her Cinderella? What the hell for?"
Daniel shrugs. "We were in a janitor's closet. I didn't know her name and there were all this mops and brooms and shit and it reminded me of Cinderella, okay? Give me a break."