Without Merit By Colleen Hoover

Without Merit By Colleen Hoover

The Voss family is anything but normal. They live in a repurposed church, newly baptized Dollar Voss. The once cancer-stricken mother lives in the basement, the father is married to the mother’s former nurse, the little half-brother isn’t allowed to do or eat anything fun, and the eldest siblings are irritatingly perfect. Then, there’s Merit.

Merit Voss collects trophies she hasn’t earned and secrets her family forces her to keep. While browsing the local antiques shop for her next trophy, she finds Sagan. His wit and unapologetic idealism disarm and spark renewed life into her—until she discovers that he’s completely unavailable. Merit retreats deeper into herself, watching her family from the sidelines, when she learns a secret that no trophy in the world can fix.

Fed up with the lies, Merit decides to shatter the happy family illusion that she’s never been a part of before leaving them behind for good. When her escape plan fails, Merit is forced to deal with the staggering consequences of telling the truth and losing the one boy she loves.

My Thoughts:

This story is about Merit and her family, they live in a unique set up and they are all an interesting mix of characters. Merit has a quirky collection of trophies that she collects, when she meets Sagan, he seems interesting but it is not an ideal situation with him. Merit cannot think about anything but him so decides to do something for herself. But her feelings for Sagan are strong. I really enjoyed this book, I would say Merit is an emotional character what she has dealt with and what she is going through must be hard. I like all the quirks that came along with this read, it does tackle difficult issues by Colleen has added her sensitivity to it and made it ok.

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