Colleen Hoover, born on 11 December 1979, is #1 New York Times bestselling author. With 11 novels and 5 novellas, colleen hoover has never failed to impress her readers. Most of her novels are for young adults.
Regretting You is the latest novel by her released on 12 December 2019. Unlike other, this story by Colleen Hoover has more emotional approach than a romantic one.
Although most of her novels are for young adults, this novel is different from the rest of them. The storyline focuses on the relation between a mother and her daughter, grabbing interest in all kind of readers. The fictional novel was loved by her fans as soon as it was released.
The novel revolves around a mother, Morgan Grant and her 16-year-old daughter, Clara. They both are different from each other and barely go together. The only person who keeps them attached is Morgan’s husband and Clara’s father- Chris, whose unexpected death in a car accident put both of their lives at a stop. Morgan is determined to ensure that her daughter does not follow her footsteps while Clara is agitated by her mother’s predictable nature. The novel taught us that no matter how close we are with someone, there is always a wall of secrets separating us.
The story is beautifully presented. One feel compelled to read it after reading its description. One can relate the novel to real-life how mother’s concerns never end and how a child becomes rebellious when he/she reaches the teenage years. The book will make you fall in love with the characters, will make you cry for them, sympathies with them. Colleen brings the story of grief, betrayal and heartbreak in this novel.
The novel in a way teaches us the importance of communication in our life, how it is extremely important to put your views forward in order to easy two way dialogue. It is no mystery what miscommunication or lack of communication can lead to.
“Right after something tragic happens, you feel like you’ve fallen off a cliff. But after the tragedy starts to sink in, you realize you didn’t fall off a cliff. You’re on an eternal roller coaster that just reached the bottom. Now it’s gonna be up and down and upside down for a long, long time. Maybe even forever.”
With such lines in the novel, colleen once again impresses its readers and attracts more fandom. But the plot of the story, after a certain point becomes quite predictable. One can easily guess what will happen next and the ending. However, with 363 pages long book, the journey matters more than the destination. Some points in the story remain untold which makes the readers frustrated and unsatisfied. More answers would have been appreciated.
Rating the book 3.5 out of 5 stars. Not one of the best work of colleen hoover but is a must-read. One can find the book on Amazon as an e-book and Kindle version for 129 rupees. The book can also be downloaded free after subscribing for a free month subscription of kindle unlimited.