Book Review: Regretting You by Colleen Hoover

Morgan Grant and her sixteen-year-old daughter, Clara, would like nothing more than to be nothing alike.

Morgan is determined to prevent her daughter from making the same mistakes she did. By getting pregnant and married way too young, Morgan put her own dreams on hold. Clara doesn’t want to follow in her mother’s footsteps. Her predictable mother doesn’t have a spontaneous bone in her body.

With warring personalities and conflicting goals, Morgan and Clara find it increasingly difficult to coexist. The only person who can bring peace to the household is Chris—Morgan’s husband, Clara’s father, and the family anchor. But that peace is shattered when Chris is involved in a tragic and questionable accident. The heartbreaking and long-lasting consequences will reach far beyond just Morgan and Clara.

While struggling to rebuild everything that crashed around them, Morgan finds comfort in the last person she expects to, and Clara turns to the one boy she’s been forbidden to see. With each passing day, new secrets, resentment, and misunderstandings make mother and daughter fall further apart. So far apart, it might be impossible for them to ever fall back together.

“I wonder if humans are the only living creatures who feel hollow inside.”

Clara Grant in Regretting You by Colleen Hoover

Hello, friends! Here I am again to deliver you a book review about Regretting You by Colleen Hoover. It has been a while since my last blog but here I am now. We'll be approaching this review as if I'm just a friend that's telling you a review about the book I read.

What I liked when I was reading this book was how the story went smoothly. The dialogues used by Colleen Hoover for her audience wasn’t too heavy to absorb. The first line from the book which is quoted there, caught my attention immediately when I started reading it.

The characters felt real, as if I’m just reading a private journal of a mom and a daughter (don’t read other people’s journal, unless they let you). Seeing the characters in my head was a bit easy since there are some aspects of them that are the same as the personalities of the people I know in my life or their description of how they look like matches some of the actors and actresses I’ve watched on TV shows/movies.

My favorite character would have to be Jonah. It’s not just because he’s a Teacher just like me, but because he has this personality that definitely makes me wish I could have my own Jonah too.

It’s definitely a book that kept me turning pages until I get my answers for my questions in each chapter. I just can’t get enough of how relatable some of their dialogues are. (This book made me start annotating physical copies of books) In the past, I just go through it and never put a highlight on the words that would make sense or dialogues that made me nod my head in agreement. This is also a book that I finished in just 2 days, which is the fastest for me since I am definitely a slow reader and this book is quite thick – it has 366 pages.

“I’ve waited three years to be with you. If falling in love with you too soon will ruin that, then I don’t even like you. In fact, I hate you.”

Regretting You by Colleen Hoover

In the book, romance was present. There was love that was visible to everyone and a love that was forced to be kept from each other, which was frustrating if you ask me. I have a bittersweet opinion with the ‘love kept from each other’, I didn’t like it because it was obvious that they’re meant to be together but they’re thinking of the people that might get affected if they pursued their relationship, and I liked it because it gave me a feeling of thrill and butterflies in my stomach. (No, they’re not cheating on anyone)

It absolutely made me feel something after a long while of getting to experience immediate hit of emotions while reading a book. It made me laugh, get annoyed, but it did not make me cry. Okay, almost made me cry, but Colleen did not succeed this time.

There’s only one thing that I hope one character did, I wish she opened the letters. Who is it? I will not tell you. You’d have to read the book. *wink wink* But, maybe Colleen didn’t made the character open the letters because it could’ve changed the run of the story.

Overall, this book is a good read specially if you’ve been in a slump. My bestfriend read this in just 2 days (she doesn’t even like reading books that much, if she does want to, it would be hard to have her pick a book to read. It just means that this story is definitely interesting!) I recommend this book to readers who like romance or domestic fiction. In my Goodreads account, I gave this 5 stars. Now it’s your turn to read it!

I liked them because they reminded me of life. How sometimes, it feels like someone is shaking the world around you, and things are flying at you from every direction, but if you wait long enough, everything will start to calm. I liked that feeling of knowing that the storm inside always eventually settles.

Regretting You by Colleen Hoover

Published by STAR

22 year old woman born and raised in the Philippines. I read a book to get by the day.

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