Title: Losing Hope (Hopeless #2)
Author: Colleen Hoover
Genre/s: Young Adult, New Adult, Contemporary Fiction
Synopsis: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.
Losing Hope is a moving story of what it feels like to lose two of the most important person in your life and how it will change everything about you. It's a story of a boy, a bestfriend, a brother, a son and a lover and how he got through all of the punch the fate throws in his way. It's time now to see the world through Holder's eyes as he told the Hopeless story from his point of view.
Half of his world was shattered when Hope disappeared when they were kids. He blamed himself for it every day for thirteen years. And then what's left of him was shattered the moment he opened the door to Less' room and saw the dead body of his twin sister. But you know what they say, it's always darkest before the dawn. And that first ray of that metaphorical sunlight that touched Holder's life, is Sky.
Okay, before you judged me about giving this amazing book only a 4 stars, hear me out here first. I love Holder so much! He's all the things a girl would want. He's funny, understanding, honest, caring, sensitive, loving, handsome, have dimples and has a lot of respect for women. If that's not swoon-worthy enough for you, then I don't know what else is. I would give this book an immediate five star if it was only just for him but you know that's not the case.
Holder's experiences from this book was, indeed, heartbreaking. It's the kind of pain from a loveone's point of view and I totally get it. I think it's safe to say that everyone can relate to it. Everyone experienced the pain of losing someone very important to their lives and it's the worst feeling in the world.
But Holder's story, no matter how devastatingly painful it is, didn't wrecked me as much as Sky's story did. Sky moved me to my core. Her experience is the most traumatic thing that I could ever think of. I could only imagine how dreadful that feeling was and just thinking about what she has been through can easily make a stream of tears on my cheeks.
These two hands-down amazing books, Hopeless and Losing Hope, were telling the same story but their emotional impact to me were so different. But don't get me wrong, I love Losing Hope too but I just have to rate it base on what it made me feel. That's all it is. I don't know if this will justify my rating but I'm sticking with it anyway.
Overall, Losing Hope is a superbly written book. If you love a good contemporary romance novel that will make you see how beautiful life is then I would highly recommend this to you.