Jul 2, 2012

Slammed by Colleen Hoover

Book Description: 

Following the unexpected death of her father, 18-year-old Layken is forced to be the rock for both her mother and younger brother. Outwardly, she appears resilient and tenacious, but inwardly, she's losing hope.
Enter Will Cooper: The attractive, 21-year-old new neighbor with an intriguing passion for slam poetry and a unique sense of humor. Within days of their introduction, Will and Layken form an intense emotional connection, leaving Layken with a renewed sense of hope.
Not long after an intense, heart-stopping first date, they are slammed to the core when a shocking revelation forces their new relationship to a sudden halt. Daily interactions become impossibly painful as they struggle to find a balance between the feelings that pull them together, and the secret that keeps them apart. 

Christina's BookReview
 “I got schooled this year
a boy that I'm seriously,
deeply, madly, incredibly,
and undeniably in love with.

And he taught me the most 
important thing of all ... 
To put the emphasis
                                                                         On life.

Layken Cohen doesn’t like the cold. Layken doesn’t like change. Layken has been numb since the death of her father. Layken is about to find out what it is to feel something different.

Will Cooper has his hands full with his little brother. Will loves to do Slam Poetry. Will is Layken’s neighbor. Will Copper is about to be thrown a curveball.

When Layken, her mother Julia and brother Kel, move to Ypsilanti she isn’t at all excited. Layken is still trying to come to terms with being moved from her hometown and leaving everything her father was behind. She cannot wait to graduate and be able to go back to Texas. When Kel catches the attention of Caulder, the boy next door, Lake is about to find out that there might be something worth staying for in Ypsilanti.

Will Cooper is trying to get his life in order and take care of his little brother Caulder. Will loves Slam Poetry and his brother more than anything in life. When his brother makes friends with the new neighbor he doesn’t expect to be drawn to the little boys’ sister.

After Will and Lake automatically hit it off and are falling for each other quickly. But when Will and Lake discover that they are more than just neighbors, things go downhill. As they both come to terms with what life has thrown at them they realize that sometimes you have to push against life and its obstacles.

If you haven’t read this, do so now! This is truly a great book about love, life, loss and the therapy that writing invokes. I enjoyed this book from the first page. Every character was amazing in their own ways.

A few things I enjoyed:

1. The Slam Poetry. It was AWESOME!-I love poetry and reading about Slam Poetry was really cool. As well at the ones the characters performed!
2.Eddie- She was incredible! That was one girl that had many obstacles thrown her way and overcame them all. And her boyfriend and foster dad were AMAZING.
3.Eddie’s Birthday Scene- I cried so much it was crazy. It was that beautiful. That heartwarming. The PERFECT!
4.Will’s Slam Poetry-His poetry was very heartwarming and very real which made me love him even more.
5.Caulder and Kel- There relationship was so innocent and so bonded. I loved that they instantly became best friends and that Caulder was there for Kel through the good and bad.

This book is so BUTTERFLYING(have to read to find out)fantastic! Pick it up now! I dare you! :)
Review for Book #2-Point of Retreat-Coming soon....

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