Title : Without Merit
Author : Colleen Hoover
GR Rating : 4.27
Edition : e-book
Pages : 384
Published October 3rd 2017 by Atria Books
Not every mistake deserves a consequence. Sometimes the only thing it deserves is forgiveness.
The Voss family is anything but normal. They live in a repurposed church, newly baptized Dollar Voss. The once cancer-stricken mother lives in the basement, the father is married to the mother’s former nurse, the little half-brother isn’t allowed to do or eat anything fun, and the eldest siblings are irritatingly perfect. Then, there’s Merit.
Merit Voss collects trophies she hasn’t earned and secrets her family forces her to keep. While browsing the local antiques shop for her next trophy, she finds Sagan. His wit and unapologetic idealism disarm and spark renewed life into her—until she discovers that he’s completely unavailable. Merit retreats deeper into herself, watching her family from the sidelines when she learns a secret that no trophy in the world can fix.
Fed up with the lies, Merit decides to shatter the happy family illusion that she’s never been a part of before leaving them behind for good. When her escape plan fails, Merit is forced to deal with the staggering consequences of telling the truth and losing the one boy she loves.
My Rating : 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
My Review :
I just finished reading it in 2 days, I know it’s a while but what you would expect from a Junior who’s currently doing her midterms. hehe, but it’s all okay though.
So, move to the book, I really liked the book already since the very first page, considering Without Merit had been sitting on my dying-to-read list. And it was such an honor to me to have a chance reading on the release date. I couldn’t even leave it without water in my eyes, yes you got it right, I was crying reading a few chapters in the back. It was such good book to begin with. It’s a family which would bring so much emotional to its readers. I liked the characters as much as I liked the story. Somehow, I could see myself in Merit. I didn’t come from a normal family as well, we just apologized one another to make everything normal again. Like the most well-known quote in the book saying “Not every mistake deserves a consequence. Sometimes the only thing it deserves is forgiveness.”
I liked the character Sagan too. He’s like the most wonderful character ever. If only I could find a Sagan in real life though.
The plots weren’t boring, it’s quite opposite for real. You would never dare to put it down once you’ve read the first chapter, I can guarantee you this one. So, if you haven’t read Without Merit yet, you NEED to!! It deserves all of your pennies. I highly recommend this one to be read by more people out there, even if you’re not a big fan of Colleen Hoover, you still NEED to check this one out. 🙂