WITHOUT MERIT
BY COLLEEN HOOVER
 
Not every mistake deserves a consequence. Sometimes the only thing a mistake deserves is forgiveness.
 
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ABOUT WITHOUT MERIT:
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.
 
Poignant and powerful, WITHOUT MERIT explores the layers of lies that tie a family together and the power of love.
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, This Girl, Point of Retreat, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Finding Cinderella, Maybe Someday, Ugly Love, Maybe Not, Confess, November 9, and It Ends with Us. She has won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance twice – for Confess in 2015 and It Ends with Us in 2016. Confess was adapted into a seven-episode online series. In 2015, Colleen and her family founded The Bookworm Box, a bookstore and monthly subscription service offering signed novels donated by authors. All profits are given to various charities each month to help those in need. Colleen lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Please visit ColleenHoover.com.
 
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Twitter: @ColleenHoover
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WITHOUT MERIT
BY COLLEEN HOOVER
Atria Books Paperback | 384 pages | ISBN: 9781501170621 | October 3, 2017 | $16.00
eBook: 384 pages | ISBN: 9781501170638 | $7.99


4.5

So I am jumping into another Colleen books, I was super excited like I always am with her books! They get me all the time, she has this type of writing that just sucks me in and I cant stop!

I didn’t know what Without Merit was going to be about, I tried to not read all the talk about it. I wanted to go in with a fresh mind. Well i sure went in blind, I felt the start was a little slow and I just didn’t get where it was going why I was not connecting with the book. Well that all changed when I go a little more into the book and started to figure out the message behind it. And when I was all done and closed the book I have to say IT’S a MUST read!!!!!! To watch ( that’s what I do when I read lol ) this story of a young girl struggle through some real life issues was sad, it was real and something I think a lot of us have or are dealing with.

Merit sure has a crazy family, like most people but hers was a little extra. This young seventeen year old girl has a lot to deal with or a lot of secrets she and everyone in her family seem to be hiding. She is looking for some acceptance someone to pay attention to her because she doesn’t think anyone is. Or are they, do they have their own things going on and maybe her family just needs to come together to get to know each other again to be there for each other to just love one another. She struggles through many things through out the book and in the will she figure out what is going on with her self and why she feel so alone and lost?

Merit was my favorite one in the book but I did love that Voss family, each one has something you just have to love. Sagan, he sure fits right in to this not normal family! But he will play a very vital role and that is all you are getting from me but rocks so read !! HEHE

In the end all I could think of was REAL LIFE and how the struggle of dealing with family, yourself, growing up and just trying to fit in can be crazy and consume you. But I love the end and I love the support Merit got. If you need something to make you FEEL and want a book to just sink into then read it, I promise you will love it!


 
 
 
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Don’t miss Colleen on tour for WITHOUT MERIT:
 
SEATTLE, WA
Monday, October 2nd
THIRD PLACE BOOKS
7:00 PM    
17171 Bothell Way NE
Lake Forest Park, WA  98155
 
LOS ANGELES, CA
Tuesday, October 3rd
CHEVALIER’S BOOKS
7:00 PM    
126 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90004
 
KANSAS CITY, KS
Wednesday, October 4th
WOODNEATH LIBRARY CENTER
7:00 PM    
8900 NE Flintlock Rd
Kansas City, MO  64157
 
CHICAGO, IL
Thursday, October 5th
ANDERSON’S BOOKSHOP – LA GRANGE
7:00 PM    
26 S La Grange Rd
La Grange, IL  60525
 
CINCINNATI, OH
Friday, October 6th
JOSEPH-BETH BOOKSELLERS
7:00 PM    
2692 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH  45208
 
POTTSTOWN, PA
Saturday, October 7th
BOOKS-A-MILLION
6:00 PM    
Coventry Mall
351 W. Schuylkill Road Ste G16
Pottstown, PA  19465
 
NEW YORK, NY
Sunday, October 8th
NEW YORK COMIC CON
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM   
500 West 36th Street
Hudson Mercantile
New York, NY  10018
 
DALLAS, TX
Tuesday, October 10
SMU BOOKSTORE
7:00 PM    
B&N College
Southern Methodist University Bookstore
3060 Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, TX  75205