A Sliver of Hope

A Sliver of Hope
Age Range
16+
Release Date
March 25, 2013
ISBN
978-1620151334
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My twin sister was the only person in the world I thought I’d known inside and out. Apparently, I was wrong.

Twin sisters share a unique bond, one that can't be broken by miles, time, or even death. Hannah and Hope Morton are no exception. When Hope takes her own life, Hannah loses a sister and a best friend, a catastrophe she isn't sure she'll survive herself. With her family in ruins, Hannah is slowly disappearing, drowning in a sea of misery. Even her wild, energetic best friend can't pull her out of her grief. Desperate to help Hannah, her brother comes home from college, bringing his best friend Julian along, the first boy to break Hannah’s heart. None of their efforts are enough to pull Hannah off her self destructive path, though. Julian is the only one who can get through to her, working his way into her frozen soul with cocky remarks and genuine love that warms her from the inside out. As Hannah works to find answers, she continues to uncover new secrets and people that reveal a side of Hope she had never shared with her twin. Alone now, Hannah must make a decision of her own: move on and start a new life with the people she has left, or let the weight of her grief drag her down with her sister.

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A story about losing people you love and finding the courage to move on.
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The story

A Sliver of Hope is a story about losing people you love and finding the courage and inner strength to move on.But sometimes that's not enough.You need help.Help from your family,your friends and even professional help because saying goodbye is never easy..But honestly..we never say goodbye,do we?

Hannah and Hope were twins,best friends and ready for their last school prank on April 1st.But that never happened because Hope,amazing athlete,brilliant student,most popular girl,the golden child,the perfect one,committed suicide leaving Hannah back to pick up the pieces.

The characters

Hannah always thought that her sister was as bright as the sun.Always excited,cheerful...and happy.So why take her own life?That's one of the many questions that Hannah is trying to answer.She can't sleep,she barely eats,she can't face her family or go to school without bursting into tears.So she locks herself into her room where she communicates with Hope the only way she can.By filling her diary with post after post talking to Hope like she was still there with her.She tells her how her day was,her insecurities,her fears and then she asks her how could she do something like that to her family,her friends and herself.

Her parents decide to send her to visit a psychologist to help her but Hannah is anything but willing to talk to Dr. Cole about Hope or anything else.But the person who helps her the most is her ex,Julian.

Julian attends Columbia just like Hannah's brother Doug.They have been best friends forever and when Julian broke up with Hannah,right before he left for college he and Doug had a fight and their friendship was tested.But now both guys return for Hope's funeral and to help Hannah get through this.Julian has regretted not being with Hannah and he's determined to get her back.Forever.

The guys with Hannah's good friend,Glory,have helped 'broken' Hannah to put the pieces of her heart and soul back together.Skipping school and going to the beach,attending parties and countless hours of talking and just being there for her made her realize that Hope's gone but there are people who miss her too.But they also miss the old and full of life Hannah.

Verdict

If you loved The Fault in our Stars by John Green,then this is a book you'll want to read.Funny,sad,romantic,revealing,unique,inspiring,heartbreaking and emotional,A Silver of Hope is a must-read.It's never easy to lose somebody,but you have to keep going because that's life...
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Silver Screen Potential!!! Brilliant!
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I highly recommend this book and if you love it--you will want to read her first novel "Always and Forever".
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Karla J. Nellenbach has a gift for taking life's hardest issues and building a beautiful, emotion evoking, heartbreaking, victorious and Raw story around them. To lose a loved one is never easy, not at any age--but to lose your twin (your bff in life)your senior year in high school is tragic. Hannah and Hope had big plans for their senior year and their best April Fools Day prank yet. Hanna's world falls away around her when Hope takes her life. Hannah slowly withers away from the loss of her sister and best friend. She writes in her journal every day, talking to Hope. She searches for answers, an explanation...anything that will help her to understand why Hope took her life when she had everything to live for. Fortunately, Hannah has a live wire friend that takes on the challenge of bringing Hannah back from the dead-reminding her that she did not die. She drags Hannah to all of the things she would have done with Hope--and succeeds in many ways. --And then there is the romance and what a sweet romance it is!! Hannah finds comfort in the arms of her first love. I don't want to give away too much, but I will say that Kleenex is a must....and you will find yourself experiencing all of the emotions along with Hannah! I seriously felt like I was watching a really great film! I think this has the potential to be on the big screen!!! Great Characters, Great Plot...the right amount of romance and an ending that is sure to have you on your feet clapping with tears running down your cheeks!
Brilliant! Karla J. Nellenbach's first novel "Always and Forever" is amazing too!
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