Hopeless & The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden

I generally avoid reading about a little intense stuff like social abuse related stories, not for anything but that it makes me a little sad reading them and I feel so much anger on the realities of such stories. But for some reason, after my last book (“The Death Instinct”) I ended up reading not one by two such stories back to back.

Hopeless (Hopeless, #1)

Hopeless: The synopsis in goodreads doesn’t give you much about the story, because it is so much more intense. Its about this girl Sky, whose life is a little bit better until she meets Holder. Its the same for Holder too. Its like a punch for him when he sees Sky for the first time. She has these weird dreams and memories that keep coming and she is not sure if it was a memory or a dream, except for one. And she thought she was adopted at 5 and that her father had let her go. Holder somehow seems to know more about her than she knows about herself. When she comes to know about Leslie, Holder’s sister who committed suicide and the way Holder sometimes behaves, she thinks that he might be in need of help. Little does she know that one piece of information will turn her world upside down and when she starts to dig more about to know who she really is, she has no idea how it might hurt Holder too in that process. Its a nice story. I cannot say anything more about the story without giving it away and I feel that this story deserves that, even though I am not any secret keeper. There are a few abuses which are life altering and which somehow can break you from inside and change you forever. And Sky has gone through one such thing. I have always felt my blood boil with rage and murder whenever I hear about people who does such kind of thing. Its just unforgivable. Its a little intense and sort of hopeful too, even though the title is otherwise. But that title has a totally different meaning if you know the story. It sort of brings about a closure for everyone involved and does have an happy ending. I liked it.

The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden (The Coincidence, #1)

The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden: Just don’t judge it by the book cover. You might think that this might be a typical YA fiction about high school and all that stuff. But this is again about a social abuse stuff. Callie is victim of rape at the age of 12 and Kayden is the victim of an abusive father who beats him up. Both of them are closed in their terms, to get over their own personal pains. They have good friends Seth and Luke who have their own set of issues to handle. Sometimes you end up being friends with people who had experienced some pain as yours and in turn who might know what you go through and that is really a blessing in disguise. Thus these friends help each other and Callie and Kayden become a pair and when all things seem to go on a happy ending, Kayden gets it badly from his father. Of course the book ends abruptly to continue with the sequel. Honestly, I would have preferred a closure in one book (what is with these sequels…) How much of a normal life can these two have with such a load of baggage ? But I guess, it doesn’t have to do anything with it. Even with normal people things don’t go that smoothly. Its just all a learning process.

These two books deal with the domestic abuse. Its sad that we still have a long way to go to address the domestic abuses that keep going on in this world. How many news articles have we read or keep reading about them. Its sickening and its sad. If hearing it is so much painful, going through it? How many people get help? How many of them seek it? How many acknowledge that they need help actually? I just get these kind of thoughts too much whenever I see or read these kind of stories (real or fiction).  This is the precise reason I avoid these kind of books and movies as much as possible. But at times I just go ahead with it and feel so miserable.

Wanted to update this post with a song that almost complemented these books.

Blown Away – Carrie Underwood

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