It Starts With Us Book Review

Book summary of It Starts With Us

It Starts With Us is the latest novel by Colleen Hoover, a #1 New York Times bestselling author of psychological thrillers and contemporary romance. Although this novel is published by Atria Books and Montlake Romance, Colleen Hoover has several indie titles under her belt.

Review

After reading Colleen Hoover’s previous novel, It Starts With Us, I was eager to read the sequel. While I expected a lighter read, it was just as emotionally intense. The first book, “It Starts With Us,” follows a teenage girl named Lily who has been subjected to the abuse of her abusive father. Meanwhile, Atlas has been struggling with his past as a mother who neglected her children.

Colleen Hoover is a New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance and psychological thrillers. She has also written several books for children and teens. The first novel, “The Night Before Valentine’s Day,” sold over 250,000 copies in the UK. In addition to her novels, Hoover has written several indie titles.

Synopsis

The first book in Colleen Hoover’s It Starts With Us series was a huge success and was highly anticipated, but this sequel exceeded expectations. Fans of the series have loved Hoover’s writing for the raw emotion and honesty it portrays. It also has a powerful ending.

The novel was a winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance. The movie adaptation is currently being developed by Jane the Virgin’s Justin Baldoni. Baldoni stated that a female director is critical to the project. The first draft of the script has been completed.

Rating

After reading Colleen Hoover’s critically acclaimed debut novel, It Starts With Us, I was eagerly anticipating the follow-up. The hype was justified as the book lives up to all of the expectations. The first book focused on 15-year-old Lily, who was unable to leave her abusive father and find a new home. Her mother’s emotional strength was not sufficient to escape her father’s grasp.

The novel is beautifully written, and it is difficult not to feel sympathy for Lily. The author is particularly skilled at portraying relationships and the strength of survivors. Romantic Times praised the writing style of the novel, and concluded that readers will come to love Lily and learn a lot from her.

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