BOOK REVIEW: Maybe Someday — Colleen Hoover

4.5/5 stars

Maybe Someday is about twenty-two year old Sydney who discovers that her boyfriend is cheating on her with her best friend/roommate. Homeless, heartbroken, and betrayed, Sydney finds herself staying with her neighbor, Ridge. As they bond over their passion for music, they begin to form a connection with each other. Truths unfold, emotions run rampant, and things turn a lot more complicated.

I typically read Young Adult novels, but this New Adult novel has convinced me to read more NA. This book holds so many subtle lessons. It’s not your typical love story; it’s so much more than that. It’s about finding yourself, being selfless, and handling situations with honesty and maturity. It’s about moving on, connecting without words, and being independent.

Colleen Hoover has a talent with making the reader feel the emotions the characters are experiencing. There are so many complications between Sydney and Ridge which causes them to feel a mixture of confusion, guilt, and yearning. Throughout this novel, I felt their whirlwind of emotions as if I were one of them. Sometimes I supported their relationship, sometimes I didn’t. It wasn’t until halfway into the book that I realized that this is exactly what Colleen wants us to feel. She wants us to feel their conflicted emotions so we can relate to them, and boy, did I feel them.

Surprisingly, I liked all the characters in the book. Sydney is independent, and I respect that so much. She’s unwilling to ask her parents to back her up, and she values herself and doesn’t let anyone lower her self-worth. Ridge is beautiful with words, but not in an over-the-top way. He’s no Augustus Waters, but he manages to pour his heart and soul into his words while making it realistic at the same time. Warren, Ridge’s best friend and roommate, is simply hilarious. His remarks throughout the story made me laugh and added entertainment into the story. He’s funny, but can be serious at times. He’s so supportive of all his friends, and is always the shoulder to lean on.

All in all, Maybe Someday was a fulfilling read. You feel all the happiness and pain the two main characters face, and that’s what makes the story so beautiful. It really pierces you in the heart, and is definitely a book you should pick up if you’re looking for an emotionally charged romance.

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