Book Title : Without Merit
Book Author : Colleen Hoover
My Rating : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
Date Published : October 3rd 2017
Collen Hoover is very well known for how her writing style grips at your heart, wrenches your soul and permanently leaves a mark on you after reading one of her books. I absolutely adore her books!
And as much as I enjoyed this one, it did have quite a few “buts” in my opinion.
But first, let me tell you what it’s about.
Merit Voss seems like your typical teenage girl who is obsessed with collecting trophies she hasn’t earned and for pretending she has that normal, perfect family. Nobody is really aware of what lies beneath the surface.
We follow her around as she deals with her family that includes her father, brother, twin sister, her sick mother and stepmother – a handful, right?
Along the story she meets/crushes on Sagan, then finds out that he’s her sister’s boyfriend so he’s off limits to her, though she can’t help but think about him, and meeting him have awakened a part of her that she never knew existed as he also helped her deal with stuff she wasn’t aware they existed.
I wouldn’t categorize this as romance. This book talked more about life issues, psychological matters and really much more.
My main “but” is that all those topics mentioned in the book were lightly discussed and resolved. We did not have much time to grasp about what went on or deal with it.
I’d rather we had just one main issue or two to focus on along with the romance of the book. But sadly it felt a bit all over the place.
I would still recommend it, urge you to pick it and enjoy it as much as I did. It was kind of a light read but with important issues.