Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Slammed by Colleen Hoover

Slammed (Slammed #1)
Colleen Hoover
Published September 18th 2012 by Simon & Schuster
Genres:  Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Chick-Lit

Summary:

Layken's father died suddenly, leaving her to gather every ounce of strength to be a pillar for her family, in order to prevent their world from falling apart. Now her life is taking another unexpected turn...

Layken's mother gets a job which leads to an unwanted move across the country. However, a new home means new neighbors... and Layken's new neighbor is the very attractive Will Cooper.

Will has an intriguing passion for slam poetry, and a matching passion for life. The two feel an irresistible attraction but are rocked to the core when a shocking revelation brings their romance to a screeching halt. Layken and Will must find a way to fight the forces that threaten to tear them apart...or learn to live without each other.

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My Thoughts

Lake moves from Texas to Michigan with her brother, Kel and her mom.  They move there, because her mom gets a good job offer after her dad suddenly dies.  She meets Will who lives across the street and they really hit it off.  Will and Lake go on a date to a slam poetry reading.  Lake has no idea what slam poetry even is, and Will performs.  Lake is completely amazed!!  

When Lake starts school the following Monday, she realizes that Will is her teacher.  They go through ups and downs to sort out their relationship.  They care so much for each other.  They bond over the death of his parents and the death of her father.  They have to figure out if they are going to continue their relationship or end it.  

This book was amazing, I have never felt so emotional in a book before.  I love Lake and Will's relationship it is absolutely beautiful!  Will has been through so much, having to deal with his parents death and having to raise his little brother.  Lake also has so much to deal, with the death of her father. 

I've never even heard of slam poetry before until this book.  It was fun to read the poetry within the book.  I usually don't like poetry at all, but slam poetry was really interesting and fun.  

The end of this book freaking killed me!  OMG!!  I must know what happens in the next book.  I definitely recommend this book!!

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