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Finding Hope – Book Review

Finding Hope - Book Review


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 was surprised at how much I liked this book. I found Hope to be very predictable, but I felt sorry for just how gullible and easy to deceive she is. Hope has had a tough time since she became “The girl whose brother does crystal meth,” but no one knows the real reason why Eric started down the path that he chose.

I think that the story gives too many blatant hints at what happened to Eric, and also with what Hope goes through at her new school. I would have liked a bit more mystery as opposed to some very obvious clues about what is going on.

This book was a very quick read for me. If I hadn’t been on vacation visiting family, I could have easily finished this in a day. I give Finding Hope 4/5 stars. You can order Finding Hope by clicking on the book’s cover image below

I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

By Bailey Riddle

Bailey Riddle is a 22-year-old college student studying Broadcast Electronic Communication Arts at San Francisco State University. She loves all things fandom, and can often be found with her nose in a book. When she isn’t busy with school and being a professional fangirl, she likes to cook food, read, and work on catching up on many hours of sleep.

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