Hopeless

Hopeless

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by Colleen Hoover
     
 

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#1 NYT's bestseller, on sale for a limited time only in celebration of the July 8th release of the companion novel, LOSING HOPE.

Due to heavy subject matter and mature content, this book is recommended for ages 17+

From the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of SLAMMED and POINT OF RETREAT.



Sometimes discovering the truth can

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#1 NYT's bestseller, on sale for a limited time only in celebration of the July 8th release of the companion novel, LOSING HOPE.

Due to heavy subject matter and mature content, this book is recommended for ages 17+

From the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of SLAMMED and POINT OF RETREAT.



Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies…

That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of just one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past she wishes could just stay buried.

Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he’s nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering pursuit, Sky soon finds that Holder isn’t at all who he’s been claiming to be. When the secrets he’s been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky’s life will change forever.

Editorial Reviews

Author - Abbie Glines
"Hopeless blew me away. I was so wrapped up in this story, I felt as if I was Sky. She's so real. And Holder...dear God, fan me please. This one will rock your world. Trust me." ~Abbi Glines, bestselling author.
Totally Booked Blog - Jenny and Gitte
"Every word this author writes demands to be read. HOPELESS has such an impact that it will squeeze your heart tight, leave you breathless and make you feel." -Totally Booked Blog
Maryse.net - Maryse Black
"An intense, emotional read with just the right amount of "dark" and "light" to wrench your gut and make your heart sing. I devoured it." -Maryse.net
Book blogger - Lisa Kane
This multi-layered book made me cry and laugh and catch my breath, and at times I needed to take my own “chapter break.” -Three chicks and their books blog
Lisa Kane
This multi-layered book made me cry and laugh and catch my breath, and at times I needed to take my own “chapter break.” -Three chicks and their books blog

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016106731
Publisher:
Colleen Hoover
Publication date:
12/18/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
7,766
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Colleen Hoover is the NEW YORK TIMES Bestselling author of SLAMMED and POINT OF RETREAT. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys.

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Hopeless 4.6 out of 5 based on 7 ratings. 1632 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Holy hell, this is an AMAZING book. As an avid reader, almost obsessively so, I find myself bored by a lot of the books I read. They just don't provoke any emotions from the reader. Not this book though. Yes, it is heavy and intense and heartbreaking, but it is also a story about strength, love, faith and Hope. There are so many words of wisdom throughout this book that can be applied to everyone, not just those who have struggled with horrific events and tragedy. I loved Slammed and Point of Retreat, so I had a feeling that I would not be disappointed by Hoover's newest book. This book ranks among the top 10 books I have read this year and according to Goodreads, I have read and rated 312 books since August. (Like I said, I love to read!) Do NOT pass the opportunity to read Hopeless. This is the very first book I have ever written a review on, but I felt it almost a responsibility to inform all readers out there what an absolute must read this book is. From the writing style, the grammar, the plot, the length of the book; 264 pages, but not a quick read, everything about Hopeless is truly incredible.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow. Just wow. I read this book in one sitting. I hesitated to put it down even for a bathroom break. There are no words to express the perfection of this reading experience. I am not a young adult. I have been an avid reader for 33 years, so you can trust me when I say... Just buy it. You won't regret it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a must read. It is so well written you have a hard time coming back to reality. You feel like you are connected with the characters. This provokes very intense emotions. If i had to describe this book in one word it would be real!
Amanda-W More than 1 year ago
Where to even begin but with just one word... BEAUTIFUL Hopeless was beyond anything I expected. I heard this book was fantastic based on all the reviews I read but I didn't expect it to take a hold of me like it has and have me begging for more. Colleen Hoover you have once again blown me away. I will have to admit that I really dislike reviews that spill away the whole book, so I will leave you all with just a few points. 1.)Do not borrow this book! You need to buy it and plan on reading it over and over and over and over and over........This book needs to be honored in your collection because it is brilliant! 2.)Be prepared for an emotional ride so DO NOT FORGET your box of tissues! 3.) Cut off the world around you and fully submerge yourself into this book because trust me...Well just trust me and lock yourself in a room, turn off the cell, unplug the house phone, put your kids to bed, send your husband/boyfriend/partner ANYONE out for a night of fun because you need to cut yourself off from everything!!!!!!! 4.)Most importantly take the time to really understand what this book is all about. Take the time to rip parts of this book out and take them along with you for always. So many life insights that make me look at the world (and the sky) differently! So beautiful! Oh, and one more thing. :-) Colleen Hoover I would love you even more than I already do if you surprised us with a book 2!!!!! So much is in the future for these two and I would love to have more time with Six and Breckin! Love them!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Main character relives memories of rape/incest. If you have trouble with this subject manner you should skip this one.
JackiSanders More than 1 year ago
At the beginning I was a little confused because you [the reader] because you are just kind of thrown into the world of Sky but oh, oh...once you started reading I can guarantee you'll be hooked. This book, just like Slammed and Point of Retreat, made me laugh out loud and cry onto my e-reader. The story line is very intense and will break your heart but then give you hope that people, even in the worst of situations, can survive and become stronger. This is definitely a must-read! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hands down this is one of the greatest books I have read! I started it this morning and just finished! The plot is amazing and always leaves you hanging and wanting to know more! Great easy read I would reccomanded to anyone!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was one of the best books I have read in a while I found mysef laughing,crying,upset, and rejoicing. This is a must read .... I loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story handles some very heavy topics that once they are revealled make everthing make sense. I just cannot decide if I liked this book or not. There is a solid attempt at character development. The writing is good. But I found myself finishing the book more out of a complusion to leave things unfinished than needed to know what happened. It was almost predicitable. I think the author did a good job of handling the heavy issues in this story but I cannot help but feel that something is lacking.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was skeptical about purchasing this book at first but i immediatly fell in love. I stayed up until 5 in the morning to finish the book because I couldnt put it down. I found myself experiencing everything the characters did and feeling every emotion they did. This book wasnt filled with fairytale fluff. It was raw and real. Its relatiable and realistic. Reading this book you will find yourself laughing and crying along with sky and the other characters. There is an amazing love story and an unexpected twist. like a slap in the face. Trust me when i say you wont see it coming. This book is unique in every way and lacks unrealistic cliches.Sky's story will stick with me forever. I highley recommend this book. I never write reviews so obviously it had to be pretty dam good.This book is so beautifully written and amazing. Props to colleen.
sheljenk More than 1 year ago
This book was okay but the hero of the story was a little unbelievable. His emotional intelligence was off the charts and he's supposed to be an eighteen year old boy. Other than that, it was a nice, quick read. There were a couple of twists that surprised me.
lauram322 More than 1 year ago
This was a surprisingly amazing book. I almost put it down after the first chapter because I didn't understand what was going on, but it all becomes clear later on. Brilliant writing with breathtakingly real characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What can i say? Read this book! I loved it! You won't be sorry, love Holder to pieces
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This isn't the type of book I usually read and I've NEVER left a  review before, however, I had to share my absolute love for this book. While some of what happens  is easy to figure out,  other  parts of the book  had me completely shocked. I laughed, cried, got angry, and  literally  sobbed at one point. This author has the rare ability to make me feel things and completely understand the characters emotions! This is the type of book that I will  think about for days and never forget!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
New favorite author!! Read Hopeless, Slammed, and Point of Retreat in 24 hours!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sometimes people's reviews make me question if they ever read a really good book before. This book lives up to the reviews.. I read the book in one day, I couldn't put it down.. This book will go on my top favorite list..(and I have read 100's of books) Congratulations to Colleen Hover for note being like every other author, and writing a wonderful novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just want to take the time out to say that I NEVER do book reviews. I've read many books of different genre's throughout my life but none of them have ever touched me as much as this one. This riveting book is not only a story about the amazing connection of two people but it's also a book about life, hope, and dreams. This book has the capability to change your life. The writing was so pure and emotional that I felt every single emotion that the characters felt. Good and bad. I laughed, I cried, I screamed, and I shivered. Not many books have the ability to reach into your soul and touch your heart like this one has for me. Words cannot describe how fantastic of a book this is. My advice is to quit reading these reviews and start reading this book. You will be everything but disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A bit over the top. These teenagers were more eloquent in speech and thought than the most mature people I have encountered. The blindness of the main character, who had the same clues I had, got annoying at times. Some of the side characters were pointless or nearly. But it was a nice little sophistacated soap opera romance. I would recommend Slammed over Hopeless though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. Could not put it down! Loved all of her books!!i
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOVED it!!! Can't wait for the book from Holder's POV.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To mushy for my taste. Maybe i am jaded but no man acts like this guy. The big mysteries where predictable after the first one was revailed. I liked slammed by this author. Point of retreat was ok. This book was just ok.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But wow! Once you get into it... what a great story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book will give anyone 'hope' that this world consists of true, passionate, selfless love and friendship.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found it to be a page turner but it took so long to move past the annoying teenager flirting, i almost gave up on it
twistedpinklily More than 1 year ago
WOW! I agree with the previous reviews, this is an AMAZING book! Fantastic story line that grabs you and won't let go. So much love between the two characters that you fall in love as well, so much passion and such a roller coaster. The author really makes you feel like you are a part of the story and you don't want it to end but you want to know the conclusion at the same time. READ THIS! You won't regret it!