Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Finding Hope by Colleen Nelson

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Dundurn and NetGalley.
Finding Hope
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Hope leaves her small town for a fresh start, but her plans are derailed by an online romance and the appearance of her brother.

Hope lives in a small town with nothing to do and nowhere to go. With a drug addict for a brother, she focuses on the only thing that keeps her sane, writing poetry. To escape, she jumps at the chance to attend Ravenhurst Academy as a boarding student. She’ll even put up with the clique-ish Ravens if it means making a fresh start.

At first, Ravenhurst is better than Hope could have dreamed. She has a boyfriend and a cool roommate, and she might finally have found a place she can fit in. But can she trust her online boyfriend? And what can she do after her brother shows up at the school gates, desperate for help, and the Ravens turn on her? Trapped and unsure, Hope realizes that if she wants to save her brother, she has to save herself first.

Finding Hope by Colleen Nelson

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Finding Hope “I couldn’t handle the memories this clean. I needed a fix.”

This was an okay YA contemporary story, but it felt a bit choppy.

Hope was a good sister to Eric, even when he wasn’t nice to her. She went out of her way to give him food, clothes and cash, and he just threw it all back in her face.

The storyline in this was about Hope starting at a new school and getting into trouble with some mean girls, and Eric struggling with his addiction. The story felt a bit choppy though as we were constantly switching from following Hope to following Eric every page or two. There was a bit of a twist in the storyline, but I guessed it really early on, I was a little annoyed that Hope didn’t guess it.

The ending to this was okay, and I was pleased that Hope and Eric both got a happy ending.

6 out of 10

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