Colleen Hoover is one of the most celebrated authors who has gained remarkable titles for her young adult fiction, romance, and psychological thriller novels.
She is the #1 New York Times bestselling author, Goodreads Choice Award winner, and an exceptionally talented writer of novels that resonates with captivating messages. Hoover’s worldwide recognition among readers can be attributed to her massive popularity on TikTok, particularly through the growing #booktok subculture.
She is also the founder of a charity subscription service and bookstore in Texas called ‘The Bookworm Box’, which offers her readers to get a signed copy of her works and other authors in the mail each month. This bookstore donates all its profits to support various charity organizations.
Synopsis of the Book
It Ends With Us is a well-known heartbreaking novel that leaves the readers in tears of happiness and satisfaction after the read. It revolves around the life of Lily Bloom, a 23-year-old recent graduate who runs a floral shop in Boston, and how it takes a turn after meeting Ryle Kincaid, a brilliant and successful surgeon at the night of her dad’s funeral. Both the characters have had a trauma in the past haunt them in the present and the way they overcame those demons of their past bore the fruits of their present choices.
Domestic violence is the central theme of this novel and Colleen Hoover has portrayed that message in the most brilliant way possible through ‘It Ends With Us’. The title is indeed a perfect caption for this novel, it infuses in every reader a moral ingredient. Another iconic character in this book is Atlas, who is Lily’s friend with whom she shared a memorable past.
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Did you know that every minute nearly 20 people are domestically abused by an intimate partner in the United States? According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, in one year, these statistics add up to more than 10 million women and men who are subjected to domestic violence.
The Shadow Pandemic
The cases of domestic violence reported during the pandemic following the lockdown were at a peak. This situation of soaring rate of violence against women during the COVID-19 pandemic was termed by the United Nations as ‘Shadow Pandemic’. UN Women supports vital programs and provides up-to-date information to fight the Shadow Pandemic of violence against women during COVID-19.
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This article is very close to my heart as I am an ardent fan of Colleen Hoover’s novels and my favorite has been ‘It Ends With Us’. I was inspired by Lily’s character and the bold decisions she took for her child at the end of the story. It left me in tears but those were from happiness. Along with that, I obtained deep insight into this matter by researching domestic violence statistics, and UN Women programs to support the same.
Since I gained more exposure to this topic by volunteering for an organization called Riverview Centre that works towards providing free medical and legal advocacy to survivors of domestic violence, I would like to dedicate this writing to them in appreciation of their efforts.