Friday, 24 May 2013

Review; A Sliver of Hope by Karla J. Nellenbach

My twin sister was the only person in the world I thought I’d known inside and out. Apparently, I was wrong.

Twin sisters share a unique bond, one that can't be broken by miles, time, or even death. Hannah and Hope Morton are no exception. When Hope takes her own life, Hannah loses a sister and a best friend, a catastrophe she isn't sure she'll survive herself. 
With her family in ruins, Hannah is slowly disappearing, drowning in a sea of misery. Even her wild, energetic best friend can't pull her out of her grief. Desperate to help Hannah, her brother comes home from college, bringing his best friend Julian along, the first boy to break Hannah’s heart. None of their efforts are enough to pull Hannah off her self destructive path, though. Julian is the only one who can get through to her, working his way into her frozen soul with cocky remarks and genuine love that warms her from the inside out.
As Hannah works to find answers, she continues to uncover new secrets and people that reveal a side of Hope she had never shared with her twin. Alone now, Hannah must make a decision of her own: move on and start a new life with the people she has left, or let the weight of her grief drag her down with her sister.

My thoughts
Wow.... Just wow, I don't think I have ever read a book that evoked so much emotion, I think I actually ran out of tears by the end of the book I cried so much, bare in mind I am en emotional pregnant women so my hormones are pretty much everywhere, but I challenge anyone to read this book and not shed a tear.

Hannah's whole world is turned upside down and ripped apart when her twin sister Hopes takes her own life with no explanation. Hannah had always believed her sister to be the most confident and secure sister out of the two but her sisters death leaves her with many questions to which she as no answers.  
Hopes death leaves a gaping whole in Hannah life and her heart, her family too are in ruins and struggling with there loss as hard as Hannah.

its not all sad and loss though there are moments that genuinely made me laugh out load, Karla does a great job of weaving humour into an otherwise incredibly sad storyline. the Humour comes from the very hot Julian, Hannah first love and ex boyfriend, he is the only one who is able to reach Hannah and slowly begins to heal the pain as he works his way back into her heart.

An absolutely heartbreaking, emotional and powerful book that I literally could not put down. There are many ups and downs and I would advise anybody to have a box full of tissues and lots of chocolate handy, but it is certainly well worth it.

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