Review: Without Merit by Colleen Hoover

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4/5 stars! 

“Not every mistake deserves a consequence. Sometimes the only thing it deserves is forgiveness.” 
Everybody who reads this book will probably quote the above line. I couldn’t help it because it is utterly, completely, painfully true. Man! I give in. Colleen Hoover always, always defeats me like she knows my weaknesses and knows how to take advantage of them. If my heart were a rock, Without Merit is a bulldozer that mercilessly crushed my heart leaving my emotions splattering everywhere.

I don’t know how she does it but the author’s stories always take my feelings in places I didn’t realize they’re capable of reaching. How she could make things not okay turn out okay in the end is still always a beautiful mystery to me and once again, she proves how versatile and creative a writer she is with another very unique story, this time centering around family issues that are so relatable, so relevant and very personal in my case having just gone through several issues in my own family as well.

“Maybe that’s the root of a lot of family issues. It isn’t actually the issues people are hung up about for so long. It’s that no one has the courage to take the first step in talking about the issues.” 

Once again the messages of the story have this very powerful, resonating and significant social relevance…

“Your emotions and reactions are valid. Don’t let anyone tell you any different. You’re the only one who feels them.” 

… while the writing is consistently beautiful, frank, funny and real. Colleen Hoover is without a doubt a courageous writer who doesn’t shy away from discussing difficult issues with care and open-mindedness .

The only thing that kept from giving this five stars is how the plot at times felt predictable and a little bit fairytale-ish especially in the end but I didn’t mind because I was rooting for a happy ending and it’s exactly what I got.

Published by AJ

Hi! I'm Aj from the Philippines. Obviously I love to read and write and from years of experience I have learned that when you love something so much, you would do it absolutely for free so here I am writing stuff for all people to see in the hopes that at least one or maybe two souls could benefit or get little inspiration from what they will read from this blog. Enjoy and spread the love! ;)

5 thoughts on “Review: Without Merit by Colleen Hoover

  1. Great review, AJ! I just got a copy of Without Merit last month and I don’t think I’m ready to have another cry-fest just yet. But I know I should be reading it soon! 🙂

  2. Hhhhiiiiiiiyyyyyaaaa boo!!!!!!
    I’ve been going back and forth reading my friends reviews and others on whether I’ll read this one or not. I think November 9 traumatized me. LOL

    1. hey boo! I don’t know. I really liked this one and I know how often reviews are not too reliable because in the end, it’s really up to the person to feel and decide. So unless you read it, you’ll never know. Lol. Hope life’s treating you well.

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