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- Print Length: 385 pages
- Publisher: Atria Books (October 3, 2017)
- Publication Date: October 3, 2017
- Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01NCIBSK9
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #83,353 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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“Emotionally wrenching and utterly original, Without Merit’s characters stayed with me long after I finished.” (Sara Shepard, New York Times bestselling author of the Pretty Little Liars series )
“Honest, funny, and heart wrenching, all spun together perfectly. I couldn't put it down.” (Anna Todd, New York Times bestselling author of the After series )
“Hoover does an excellent job of revealing the subtle differences between healthy teenage rebellion and clinical depression… This quirky, complex, and frustrating heroine will win hearts and challenge assumptions about family dysfunction and mental illness in a life-affirming story that redefines what's normal.” (Kirkus (starred review))
Praise for Colleen Hoover:
Hoover joins the ranks of such luminaries as Jennifer Weiner and Jojo Moyes, with a dash of Gillian Flynn. Sure to please a plethora of readers. (Library Journal (starred review))
November 9 is yet another breathtaking novel by Colleen Hoover that's full of blushing, gushing, and heartache. I loved every page and breathed in every beautiful word. (Anna Todd, New York Times bestselling author of the After series )
If you haven't read November 9 yet, then, apologies to your busy schedule, but you're going to have to put everything down and spend the next day devouring it. (RT Book Reviews, Seal of Excellence Winner)
Colleen Hoover’s one-of-a-kind style of storytelling shines with November 9... I dare you not to fall in love with Ben and Fallon. (Vilma's Book Blog)
Colleen Hoover reminds readers that love is a fragile thing, built from courage, hope, and tears. Every person with a heartbeat should read this book. (Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling author )
It Ends with Us isn't an ordinary love story. It will break your heart while filling you with hope,and by the end of this gripping, pulse-pounding novel, you'll be smiling through your tears. (Anna Todd, New York Times bestselling author of the After series )
What a glorious and touching read, a forever keeper. The kind of book that gets handed down. (USA Today)
It Ends with Us tackles [a] difficult subject…with romantic tenderness and emotional heft. The relationships are portrayed with compassion and honesty, and the author's note at the end that explains Hoover's personal connection to the subject matter is a must-read. Packed with riveting drama and painful truths, this book powerfully illustrates the devastation of abuse—and the strength of the survivors. (Kirkus, Starred Review)
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Without Merit is told entirely from Merit’s point of view, which I found to be the perfect narration method to tell this story. I really enjoyed getting to know Merit. Right from the moment she told her trophy stealing story. I thought it was hilarious. That is what I think I love most about Colleen Hoover’s stories….she does not shy away from talking about really difficult subject matter. And without Merit deals with a lot of tough themes, but there are always zany moments to balance out the difficult. Without Merit had so many funny characters and conversations and really interesting personalities that this story never felt overly dark or depressing to me. It felt like life. Life is sometimes tough, and sometimes dark but there are also moments of levity. Colleen Hoover is the queen of balancing tough subject matter with big personalities and moments of levity. It is why I have enjoyed all of the books I have read from her. And why I want to read more.
Without Merit is a story that should be read. I know it made me stop and think at multiple points while I was reading it. Yes, I enjoyed the romance and yes Merit is a completely unique and utterly fascinating character, but the book felt totally fresh to me, as a whole, which is what I loved most about it. If you are looking for a flat out great read, pick up Without Merit. I can’t wait to see what you think of the story.
I love Colleen Hoover and all of her other books have always made me feel but this one left me feeling flat.
Top international reviews
With quirky characters, and subject matters that break the mould, she has the power to captivate her audience and draw you in like a bee to honey.
Ultimately wether we admit it or not, we all want to find a place to fit in, maybe not in the conventional sense but in a physical sense, just the need to belong.
Some prefer their own company to the company of others, exclusion or inclusion, but we also want to have a connection to someone or something that makes us feel less alone.
This is a journey of Merit, not really knowing where she fits in with her family or in the grand scheme of things in general.
I found myself rooting for her, seeing in her my more vulnerable younger self.
I can honestly say only a handful of authors have the ability to literally touch the essence of my soul with only one line, and she is without a doubt one of them.
Bravo Colleen Hoover, Bravo
Colleen deals with the subject of depression very well and the signs and symptoms someone may experience. I feel this would help alot of readers suffering themselves to identify and hopefully seek any help they may need.
The thing I loved most about this book was the Voss family. Families come in all shapes and sizes and the Voss family are certainly no exception. With the head of the family seemingly uninterested the kids seem to play by their own rules. Colleen manages to turn this on it's head and we see a very different side to this family.
Of course it wouldn't be normal to have a Colleen Hoover book that doesn't take you on a rollercoaster emotionally and that is definitely the case here. From reading with your heart in your mouth to laughing out loud this book has it all.
Colleen goes back to her Y.A. roots with Without Merit and doesn't let us down.
A Stunning five star read. I only hope Colleen can keep going with these amazing stories she manages to give us.
well let me inform you all that i did enjoy it. I got it.
I think i found it difficult to read as i saw a bit of me in Merit. I know people say they relate to a character all the time but even though i am old enough to be Merit's mum but i saw me in there. I have been battling mental health for a long time, over the passed few years things have began to improve.
Merit keeps herself at arms length. She is in her own bubble and thinks, judges, everyone on how they preceive her. Not there thoughts or opinions, no this is all what Merit thinks they think about her, how she lives, what she does. She also feels ignored, forgotten. some times mental illnesses cause our logical thinking to be foggy. And unless we ask for help no one can help us.
The Voss family is chaos, imperfect chaos. No family is perfect. Each member of the family is trying to find their way though the maze we call life.
Maybe what Merit wrote wasn't the best thing to do but she was at breaking point.
Yes this is a crazy, chaotic mess of a family. But a family none the less.
This book is eye-opening and has changed my perspective on a lot of things.
I love all the characters. I literally love them all. They felt so real.
I feel Merit, so much.
One big thing about this book for me, is that it has given me hope. Maybe I don't have to feel ashamed or embarrassed about being depressed. I'm not abnormal. I've been ignoring it, but this book has made me feel like I should start addressing it and seeking help.
I think I read this book at the right time.
Whilst I liked the book, I didn't love it. I felt it was well written and tackled the subject matter sensitively. But I didn't really like Merit which I think played a big part in my 'meh' feelings.
I'm afraid to say that this will join the other book by Colleen in the archive on my kindle, never to be read again.
From following Colleen on social media, I did feel that this book was written from the heart and had I have not been told who the author was I would definitely have guessed at Colleen.