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When I first read this book many months ago, I was left speechless. I wanted to write a good review for it, but I just really couldn’t find the words for it because there are no words that could describe how powerful this book really is. And even now, I don’t think I could really ever have the words to really explain how much this book affected me. But I will try to talk about what I can.
Sky Davis has been sheltered all her life. Her adoptive mother, Karen, didn’t believe in technology so TVs, computers, cellphones, etc. are all banned from their household. Karen also chose to home-school her. But with the help of her best friend, Six, they were able to convince Karen to allow her to enter a real high school for her senior year. Sky lived a pretty good life and she was a good daughter. Six may have some bad influences on her and tainted her reputation, but Sky was still a really good and smart person. Unfortunately, a lot of high school kids beg to differ.
She meets Dean Holder after her first day at school at the supermarket. And he instantly freaked her out. But slowly and surely, Holder makes a way into her life and into her heart. But there are a lot of secrets that could ruin their relationship and/or Sky’s life. The first time I read this book, I honestly didn’t see what was coming, and I couldn’t let go of the book until I found out that Sky would be okay. But even during the second time around, this book was still hard to let go of unfinished.
I just re-read this book recently and I don’t know if I chose to forget the worst parts of this book, but I didn’t remember a couple of the horrible things that happened. But reading the book the second time just amplified my love for the book because I could understand Holder’s reactions. I could understand his personality. I could understand the depth of his feelings and his passions and it literally gave me goosebumps. I could understand how Sky coped and put up all the walls around her. I knew what happened to these characters and I saw the beauty in all of it. And I know that this book is something that I could read over and over again despite the heartbreaking parts.
OVERALL, Hopeless is a very powerful read. It has a lot of intense parts that made my heart ache and made me want to cry. But it also has a lot of swoon-worthy moments that made me feel warm and fuzzy, and I just felt the love. And there were moments that are laugh-out-loud funny that I was continuously amused. All the characters were simply wonderful and well thought out that they are so real and relatable. This is a beautifully written book that I would definitely recommend to anyone.
- This is all based on personal opinion, and as much as I’m open to other people’s opinions, I hope you understand that this is based on what I feel. I avoid giving out spoilers as much as possible, too.
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