Finding Hope

Rated 5.00/5 based on 8 reviews
Who will find Hope? Although short, this story gives us a short insight to a teenage girl who was bullied. This is her last few hours before she takes her life.
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About Bree Vanderland

Brianna (Bree) Vanderland is 20 years old and lives in Richmond, Virginia. She loves to read which inspired her to begin writing.

- The Arrival of Dawn
- Lost in Wonderland
- Finding Hope
- Worlds Apart

Coming Soon:
- Dark Crown
- Ready for War
- Hanna
- Saving Grave

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jenna666 reviewed on on Oct. 9, 2017

A beautiful story!
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Mike White reviewed on on April 1, 2016

This was an excellent short story. The writer managed to depict the hopelessness that suicidal people feel effectively, as well as the fact that even at the end, many of them are still crying out for support. I appreciate that the writer avoided blaming suicidal people in any way. Instead, the writer is trying to raise awareness about why they're going through this.
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Heather Kirchhoff reviewed on on June 9, 2014

Wow! This short story was amazing and really showed how those bullied feels. I loved it, but it was really sad. The author did an amazing job!
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ReadingBookWorm reviewed on on Jan. 12, 2014

FInding Hope by Bree Vanderland, yes iti is short but there is a powerful message in it, well written and is has a plot that almost everyone can relate to, well done Bree, it is an amazing story :)
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Natasha Vahora reviewed on on Jan. 12, 2014

Finding Hope by Bree Vanderland is a very short, yet powerful story. To sum it up, it's about this girl named Hope. She can't take it anymore, and she thinks she just better off dying. I really really really wish that this was longer. Six pages isn't enough! If it was longer, with this plot, it could turn out a best seller. Great job, Bree. :)
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Andrew Kuligowski reviewed on on Jan. 12, 2014

Finding Hope is a short – SHORT – story. Do not let its length confuse you, for it is also an incredibly powerful work. Author Bree Vanderland gives us a glimpse into a young woman whose typically teenage years are being further complicated by being bullied. The young woman, Hope, is looking back on her recent past, weighing it against her vision of her perspective future, and deciding whether or not it is worth sticking around for.

If the author lived through this decision, then I for one am glad for her brave decision to continue on; the adult version demonstrates so much potential with this work. If she based this on observation of others, then her empathy and ability to transcribe her surroundings is incredible for a woman of her age – no matter what that age is.

I actually see this “short story” as the prologue to a longer work, addressing the changes that her choosing to live / die would have on those around her. (Bree, please check out Mitch Albom's The Time Keeper for an example.)

RATING: I'm giving the author 5 stars. The work is memorable and will stay with me – plus, it lacks noticeable annoying flaws. In summary, that's what a 5 star is to this reviewer.
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Cait Johnstone reviewed on on Oct. 25, 2013

Wow. The emotions portrayed in this, it made me feel like I was there with her. It made me feel the pain she was feeling, and I really wanted to stop it. I wanted to tell her I needed her, so the story would never end. More people need to read this so that they can see the affect people and peoples words have on you. This was amazing and had an amazing message!
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olivia clearman reviewed on on Oct. 24, 2013
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This was a very emotional piece of work. It shows how much pain she was in, and it pulled on my heart strings. It was beautifully written. It was short, and yet put so much emotion into such a short piece of writing, absolutely beautiful.
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Thomas Yakey, Jr reviewed on on Oct. 24, 2013

Finding Hope is an amazing piece of writing. The purpose it was written could clearly be extracted, the author had written it so well. I find this topic very emotional, and hard to choose what to write, but it was written flawlessly.
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Abby Anglin reviewed on on Oct. 24, 2013
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Finding Hope was amazing. It perfectly portrayed what the author wanted to be portrayed. Nothing was left out. It was so sad, it made me cry. But that's good, because this is an emotional topic. It was a little choppy, but other wise it was amazing,
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