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.
taken from Colleen Hoovers Webpage -
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Jen's Review My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Awe - and Dean Holder steels my heart again :)
This book was so different - It's been awhile since I read Hopeless - and I'm glad for that. I knew which bits and pieces were re-told in Holder's POV that were the same in Hopeless, but this book has so much more -
The only thing I remember differently - the best first kiss that wasn't a kiss - I remember reading in from Sky's POV and feeling the tingles along with her, but reading it from Holder's POV .... not so much - it was still hot - just goes to show the difference between reading books in a girls POV and a guys POV I guess :)
Holder has so much guilt and emotions welling up in his lifetime - the story starts out the day before his twin sister Les dies - and after he finds her, the guilt just gets that much stronger.
He goes on in his daily life - I really liked the letters he wrote to Less, it was able to give us a little feedback on his feelings that were there without going through each scene from hopeless all over again. And there was a lot more - Daniel - Cracks me up - I totally fell in love with him during the big cafeteria confrontation :)
But when Holder screws up (or did he really? I felt it was justified :) ) He goes off for a year, just to come back to more rumors and gossip. He's trying hard to get by day to day without letting things get to him.
When he decides to make his mom dinner in order to soften the upcoming news he has for her... when he goes to the supermarket for the ingredients.... that's where he see's her... the one person he had given up looking for...
And that's where it starts - Holders POV of Hopeless - but everything isn't the same - the thoughts Holder has are so different that what you would have expected while reading Hopeless - we all know how this story is going to end, because we all know what happened in Hopeless - but the way Holder handles each and every bit of news just strikes your heart a little -
Great story - will be keeping this series on my favorites shelf where I keep all of Colleen Hoover's books - she's officially my "favorites" author - since each book I've read of hers ends up there :)
Juls Review My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I thought, how can Colleen outdo herself after writing Hopeless and can she even do such a thing? Yes and YES! You thought Ms Hoover broke your heart with the heart wrenching story of children who were so lost with a disappearance of one but in Losing Hope your sorrow deepens with the revelations that shattered the lives of a family.Holder is a boy who has lost his other half and cant find peace with this great loss. But time is a great healer. When Holder comes back home after being away for a year he meets a girl that cant be his Hope. But this girl has her eyes and her smile. A smile that knocks him off his feet!
Hopeless was Sky's POV but in Losing Hope Holder tells his side of the story. What I loved most about this story was the battle Holder went through when he was sure that he found Hope. Can he allow the chaos to enter this fragile girl's life or will he just go on like no is the wiser? The turmoil that wars within him is devastating but his mind is set and he will do what needs to be done regardless of the outcome.
What a fantastic read! Holder is very loyal and brave character and I'm so glad Hope had him on his side to help fight for her. I highly recommend this to all readers!!
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