Author: Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication Date: December 2012
Genre: Young Adult Realistic Fiction
Series or Stand Alone: Stand Alone
Synopsis can be found here.
Sky meets Dean Holder, a boy with a reputation and a lot of baggage. But don't let that fool you. Because there's more to Holder than Sky ever thought. And he is the only person who can unlock Sky, making her feel, making her love, making her remember things she didn't know she had forgotten...
I can't give away anything.
Because then you won't be able to experience Hopeless the way it was meant to be experienced- shocked, amazed, really emotional.
I will say that it is intense. It is heartbreaking. Heart shattering. Hopeful.
It is love and warmth and evil and cruelty. It is beautifully written, well executed and brings the readers through such a mix of emotions, it's hard to stop thinking about this book. You think you know what it's about. You think you know what will happen. But so much happens, there are so many twists, so much you see coming and unexpected reactions and stories. The journey is overwhelming and I could not put it down.
Sky is a wonderfully strong and complex character. Holder is everything the love interest should be. Patient, kind, complicated. Their affection, relationship is organic, not perfect, and not quick. They grow together, they experience sadness, joy, love and evil.
Love. Love. Love.
Rating: 10 One of The Best