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Review: Finding Hope by Colleen Nelson

25365508Finding Hope by Colleen Nelson

Published March 19th 2016

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.


I absolutely loved this book. I hadn’t heard of it before I picked it up but I definitely think this book needs some more attention. I haven’t seen a lot of positive reviews for Finding Hope but I really enjoyed it. I thought the writing style was really great and the characters felt very believable. I liked how a big portion of this book centered about family and wasn’t overly saturated in a romantic aspect like most YA books. I thought the poetry through out the book was really cool and different. I do wish it was longer though. It’s only 200 pages and I felt like there wasn’t quite enough to completely feel like a full length novel.








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