book reviews

Book Review: A Little Hope

Book Details:

  • Published Date: November 16, 2021
  • Author: Ethan Joella
  • Genre: Contemporary, Fiction, Adult
  • Format: Hardcover/Book of the Month November 2021
  • Length: 275 pages
Freddie and Greg Tyler seem to have it all: a comfortable home, a beautiful young daughter, a bond that feels unbreakable. But when Greg is diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer, the sense of certainty they once knew evaporates. Throughout their town, friends and neighbors face the most difficult of life’s challenges and are figuring out how to survive thanks to love, grace, and hope.

“A quietly powerful portrait of small-town life…told with wisdom and tenderness” (Mary Beth Keane, author of Ask Again, YesA Little Hope is a deeply resonant debut that immerses the reader in a community and celebrates the importance of small moments of connection. (from Amazon)

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This book was painfully boring, but I kept reading it because it was a pretty short book.

I just personally don’t see the hype and praise for this book. My expectations were pretty high, but I ended up disappointed. Now, don’t get me wrong, the book written well, but I just couldn’t connect with it or any of the characters. This felt like a book that was all about depression, no happiness or resolutions, just straight depression.

And, who’s the main character? Every chapter seemed to be about someone different with mentions of previous characters in earlier chapters. It was so many people to keep up with that eventually I stop caring. Add this with page after page of depression and I was over it.

I get what the Author’s intent was, but it didn’t work. At least not for me.

My Rating:

Have you read A Little Hope? What did you think?

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