Hopeless - Colleen Hoover

The things that knock you down in life are tests, forcing you to make a choice between giving in and remaining on the ground or wiping the dirt off and standing up even taller than you did before you were knocked down.


The day Sky left her father, she quite literally did this. She stood up, brushed the dirt off her shorts, and moved on with her life. She didn't let the hardships of her life define who she was. I admire how Holder and Sky are able to verbalize their emotions so clearly and work through their pain together. 


There are more, less unpredictable, surprises in this book and it actually makes for quite the story line. I just felt like I was being told a story the majority of the time, instead of living in it. I like books where I can feel the characters and I can feel myself living with them. I like books where I miss the characters when I'm done reading and I want to read more about them. This story has so much potential, I just wish there was more character development so I could feel the pain of Sky and Holder, instead of simply feeling empathy for the hardships of others.