Terri's Review: Without Merit by Colleen Hoover

Title: Without Merit
Author: Colleen Hoover
Genre: Contemporary
Publisher: Atria Books

Pub Date: October 3, 2017
Rating: 4 Stars

Our thoughts...

WOW! Coho has left me speechless.  Let me start with how much I like this cover. It fits this story perfectly! 

Without Merit is in the same vein as It Ends With Us, as heavy topic brought to us in a heartwarmingly unique and quirky way full of characters that you won’t forget anytime soon.  This book was hard to put down. I was engrossed and invested in these characters from the first page.

The Voss’s are a unique family. They are led by Barnaby, his ex-wife Victoria and his current wife Victoria. Amongst the three of them there are four children, Utah, Honor, Merit and Moby. Yes, he was named after Moby Dick! Did I mention that they all live in the same house?!? That is where this crazy story begins. There are others that show up and join this crazy family along the way, Sagan and Luck. 

Colleen did a fantastic job with this book. The way she approached the subject of depression, an illness that is often ignored. She addresses this  in a unique way of perspective vs perception. How that can affect one’s life. While I read this book, I couldn't help but see glimpses of my friends or myself inside these characters. Ones who struggle with liking themselves, struggle with asking for help or even accepting the help that is offered  and lastly the ones that struggle with forgiveness. 

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