Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Confess by Colleen Hoover | Book Review

Reading Group: 17 years old+

Personal Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

Synopses: From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover, a new novel about risking everything for love—and finding your heart somewhere between the truth and lies.

At age twenty-one, Auburn Reed has already lost everything important to her. In her fight to rebuild her shattered life, she has her goals in sight and there is no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry. 

For once, Auburn takes a chance and puts her heart in control, only to discover that Owen is keeping a major secret from coming out. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything important to Auburn, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it.

To save their relationship, all Owen needs to do is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin.

Cover: This cover is similar to the other Colleen Hoover that I've read where there is actually an image within the text.  On this book, the images could quite possibly be Auburn, but there are also paint splatters that remind you of Owen and the confessions he paints.  I think it ties the two together in a way that shows that they both have confessions that they hide.

My Review: I decided to read this book because Snooki and JWoww mentioned the Go90 series about it in one of their YouTube Videos (I became slightly obsessed with them towards the end of school).  I thought it was really cool that there was a short series based on the book and I really wanted to watch it, but I figured it was only fair to read the book first.  So I bought it with the gift card I was given at Christmas, and it did not disappoint.    
First of all the idea of painting people's confessions is so unique and I absolutely loved it.  I also appreciated when Owen said he didn't like to put a face to the confession because it messed with his mental image of it.  I totally got that because I do the same thing when I read, and I think a lot of you do too.  We all visualize what a person looks like or what an apartment looks like, and then you see the movie, and you're all 'I definitely would have been a better set director.'
Both characters have internal battles about what they want to do vs. what they feel they need to do.  Owen takes the blame for his dad because he still feels guilty about a car crash that was beyond his control.  Auburn dates her son's uncle to try to get custody of her son back.  It's a crazy mess, but it all works out somehow, and I loved it.  Fate wants the two of them to be together, and there's a twist at the end which connects the two characters to prove this that I found fascinating, but I don't want to give it away because I think you should all go read this book!  However, it's hard for them to think of a future with each other when they're struggling to correct wrongs they each made in their pasts.  I'm sure you can guess as to whether or not they end up together, but it's how they get there and what they have to do that makes this book significant and one I was happy I read.
Like I said there is a series version of this book on Go90, which is a free website.  There were changes made to the series like the location and the time frame, but I still enjoyed it.  I liked that it was a series because it allowed the story to be told in more detail where a movie would have to cut certain scenes.  It was the same concept in 13 Reasons Why on Netflix.  If you enjoyed the book, you should check it out, even though it's ironic in a way because of the scene where Owen says he likes to come up with his own idea of things.

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