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Losing Hope: A Novel by [Hoover, Colleen]
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From the Author

Colleen Hoover is the New York Times bestselling author of nine novels, including the #1 bestseller, Hopeless. She lives in Texas with her husband and three children. She is the founder of The Bookworm Box, a book subscription service which donates 100% of its profit to charity. She also owns The Bookworm Box, a specialty bookstore located in Sulphur Springs, Tx. 

Mrs. Hoover's highly anticipated novel, It Ends With Us, releases August 2nd, 2016 and is currently available for preorder. 

Her novel, Ugly Love (2014), has been optioned for film by Hackybox Pictures and is slated to begin filming in 2016, starring Nick Bateman. 

You can follow Colleen on her very active Facebook page at facebook.com/authorcolleenhoover and on Instagram and Twitter @colleenhoover 
For tour dates or more information, please visit colleenhoover.com.

About the Author

Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, This Girl, Point of Retreat, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Finding Cinderella, Maybe Someday, Ugly Love, Maybe Not, and Confess. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Please visit ColleenHoover.com.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1935 KB
  • Print Length: 337 pages
  • Publisher: Atria Books; Original ed. edition (July 8, 2013)
  • Publication Date: July 8, 2013
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1476746559
  • ISBN-13: 978-1476746555
  • ASIN: B00BOVFKOK
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,792 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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My review of Hopeless is a more balanced review dealing with both the emotion and the plot. This is more a treatise of the effects both Hopeless and Losing Hope had on me as a reader. The plot of Losing Hope is stellar, that is beyond question, the emotion is devastating, the characters unforgettable. The experience...read on -

There was one word that described my experience reading Hopeless and writing its review: Brutal. I didn't think anything could surpass that but Losing Hope has destroyed me. Every emotion that I drowned in whilst reading Sky's story came flooding back and swept me under until by the end I felt like I was gasping for breath and could go on no longer. Needless to say I've pretty much curled up in a ball, trying to think all the happy thoughts since then.

I actually broke down sobbing at the dinner table telling my family about the book and couldn't eat. I'm sobbing now writing this review. I knew it would be affecting after how I let Hopeless in but I honestly didn't think Holder's story would be as brutal and upsetting. To be honest for most of the book I was able to remain at a distance from the story, a curious observer. I knew what was coming so I felt prepared. I could cope with all the shocks, I had cried with Sky, I knew Holder couldn't possibly be worse, after all, he was almost an observer like me right? Wrong.

Holder's grief is palpable. A pulsing entity of pain and sadness from page one.
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It took me a few days to finish Losing Hope because life kept getting all up in my damn way. And then I had to take a few more days to reflect. It's one of those books that need reflection, because you just have to find one thing that isn't beautifully perfect.

Which I couldn't do, by the way.

This was definitely a Hoover book. Not only does it completely suck you in, but the words are absolute magic. Somehow, once again, Colleen takes these simple letters and rearranges, bends, and fits them into something that is nothing less than a piece of art.

I'm sort of a self-proclaimed Will lover, or just Slammed in general. I know, you're probably wondering what the hell Will has to do with this. Well, when I read Hopeless I definitely liked it. It was well written, I liked the story, and I could see a few rereads in the future. Losing Hope?

Holy crap.

Sorry Will, you've been moved. Holder has pushed Will out, sat his ass down, and taken camp in that spot. As Holder cracks open his beer and gets comfortable, he's giving Will the "Better luck next time, buddy." look.

I can't wait to finish these next few books I have to read just so I can get back to Holder for another read.

Losing Hope begins with us meeting Holder pre-Sky. It's actually Les who we initially learn about, and Colleen does not waste any time in taking us down a notch. Oh no, this book does not begin on a high note at all. We knew it was going to happen, but damn, woman. Go big or go home, right?

We watch the fallout, and why Holder becomes the person he is. How he was forced to handle the situation, and choices he made, which all lead up to meeting Sky. This isn't short, Colleen takes her time giving us the base to Holder. And those letters?
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So excuse me while I fangirl just a bit on this because this book was AMAZING!\

I'll be honest, when I first heard that Colleen Hoover was going to do an alternate POV for Hopeless I thought it was a horrible idea. Hopeless was such an amazing book (see my review here) I was really worried that it would be like other POV books that were almost literally the same book rewritten with little tidbits thrown in for the sake of calling in an alternate POV.

But holy wow was I proved wrong! Colleen Hoover found a way to write Dean Holders story without it sounding anything like a copycat of the original book, there is so much in the book that was unexpected. And the way she did it was just genius (you'll see what I mean...but I don't want to give it away!) It was like a brand new book! I was in tears by the 3rd chapter and was immediately reminded why I loved Hopeless so much. Now don't get me wrong, it's an alternate POV so there are plenty of times where the book will coincide with Hopeless but it was written so well that I actually had to double take a few times! The best part was that we finally get answers to some of the questions about Holders life from the first book!

And the ending......OMFG, I totally ugly cried (and I was in the freaking drive-thru!!) but it was the most perfect ending. I easily give Losing Hope 5 stars because I wouldn't change a single thing!

*Note: I received this ARC via NetGalley in return for an honest review*
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How disappointing! A waste of money. This book is almost a duplicate of the first book but told from "Holders" point of view. Never have I been so disappointed in a book!!! An entire duplicate except for the last few pages. Don't waste your time or money!!!!!
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