BOOK REVIEW — Without Merit by Colleen Hoover

    “There’s a lot of baggage in our family. I think sometimes you luck out and get a family you connect with. But sometimes. . .” I try to fight back an embarrassing and unexpected tear. “Sometimes you get stuck with family members that do nothing but make mistakes they never have to apologise or pay for.”

    WOW ok, this book was really wonderful. I’m still feeling the impact even after a few hours. But before I say anything about the book itself, I wanted to explain my rating (which is 5 stars, btw). I didn’t finish this book with my usual ‘omg!’ reaction. It was something completely different. Difficult to explain even. Powerful even. For me, it hit a spot that not all books do. In fact, I haven’t felt this way after finishing a book in a really long time. Not everyone will feel this way of course, but I feel as though I needed to explain that. My 5 star rating needed to reflect that, even if just for myself. And the more I think about the events that unfolded in this story, the more that ‘feeling’ gets stronger. I really hope you guys get it too!!

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    / September 29, 2017