Title: Finding Hope By Colleen Nelson
By Colleen Nelson
Reviewed by Mon
Expected publication: April 12th 2016 by Dundurn
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.
“This ARC was graciously provided to me by Netgalley and Dundurn for an honest review.”
The Blurb focuses on Hope but it’s really a dual story and POV about two siblings, Hope, and her brother Eric. I could not put this book down and was up until 3:30 am reading it. That being said I found it a pretty sad and heart-wrenching read. I liked how the Author seemed to really know her stuff concerning drug addiction and the angst of teenage girls. I’m not a big reader of heartbreaking books and tend to avoid them but I was drawn to this story and glad I picked it up. I would not recommend this book to anyone under 18 years of age because of the drug abuse, language and sexual content and may need a warning for those who have been sexually abused.
Rating 4 Stars: