on June 25th, 2015
Genres: New Adult
Every life has a different path full of sharp turns, smooth curves, and steep drop offs.
Hollis Murphy has a plan—college, career, boyfriend, love, marriage, family. A predictable, normal life. She’s on track until an outside force causes her to crash and burn. They call it an accident, because that’s the only word they know to explain what happens to her. It helps everyone move on with their lives, except for Hollis. She holds on to the belief that she’s been targeted for a reason.
Risher Stevenson is intelligent, caring, sweet, and the hottest boy Hollis has ever laid eyes on. He fits perfectly into her original plan for a normal life. Everyone loves him.
Benton Daniels is intelligent, caring, sweet, and the bravest boy Hollis has ever met. He doesn’t fit into her life but gives it purpose and makes it extraordinary. Everyone hates him.
One is bullied. One is tormented. All are judged. How will it STOP?
What an emotionally and powerfully charged read. Self- Reflection is never an easy thing- it’s necessary but not easy. I love a good read that makes me take a step back and evaluate my actions. Am I merely tolerable of issues or do I truly understand them?…… these are all questions I experienced during my read of Stop!. It addressed so many things that we are hearing about daily in our world and I commend the author for shedding more light on these issues.
Main Character (Hollis Murphy) is perfectly flawed, in my opinion. Through a tragic accident, Hollis pulls herself out of the black pit and is determined to live the life she knows she deserves. Through this experience we see her grow as a person who learns to love not only herself but accept and help those around her.
“I hadn’t accepted what had happened to me as being an accident, but I had accepted, kind of, the fact that no real boy would ever want to be with me.”
Never expecting to meet someone along the way, Risher helps breathe life back into Hollis’ confidence. He is the calm to her storm and he teaches her that people do see what is on the inside when given the time to do so.
“Look at me, looking at you.” His sweet smile appeared. “You’re even more beautiful than you were five minutes ago, five hours ago, five days ago, or even five weeks ago when I first laid eyes on you.”
Alison never fails to write with emotions spilling out all over the pages. Every time I pick up one of her books I always know I will come out on the other side having been on a fulfilling journey.