August 22, 2015 Leave a Comment
Life is seriously messed up, and quite honestly there’s nothing you can do about it but keep on living. And seventeen year old Sky’s simple life is about to get more messed up than she ever imagined. Her entire life she’s been home schooled by her overprotective, anti-technology, adoptive mother. She hasn’t been subjected to things like cell phones, computers, tablets, and the only way she gets to watch TV is when she slips out her bedroom window and sneaks across the alley to her best friend’s house. But she’s about to turn eighteen, and after some heavy convincing she’s managed to talk her mom into allowing her to attend public school her senior year.
The thing is, Sky’s coming to school with a promiscuous reputation, on account of all the boys she’s snuck into her bedroom in order to make out. It doesn’t matter to anyone that nothing more than heavy kissing has come out of those makeout sessions, or that Sky herself pretty much checks out and just endures the experience, counting the stars on her ceiling and pretending she’s not there at all. All anyone seems to care about is that she’s a slut, and the make sure she knows all about it, decorating her locker with nasty notes and propositions that amuse her more than annoy her.
Then she meets Dean Holder. Rumors say Holder got kicked out of school after he beat a gay student half to death. Gossip brands him as dangerous, temperamental, cruel… and Sky’s first meeting with him suggests he’s just a little bit crazy, but what the rumors don’t seem to mention is the heavy burden of grief pressing down on him since his twin sister Lessley committed suicide. When the two of them start running together, Sky can’t help but be intrigued, even when everything about Holder seems to be true–at least on the surface.
Moody, angry, suspicious, there are times Sky actually wonders if Holder has multiple personalities. One minute he’s the sweetest guy she’s ever met, and the next he’s raging irrationally over something she can’t even begin to understand. And he has no explanations to offer. He gives her nothing but more confusion, and the deeper their emotional bond becomes, the harder it is to just walk away–even when she knows it’s probably for the best. He is utterly HOPELESS, just like the tattoo on his arm suggests, but there’s something about him, and no matter how she tries to stay away, she can’t.
Thing is, Holder knows things about Sky, things he isn’t saying…
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Hopeless by Colleen Hoover