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Hardships and heartache brought them together… now it will tear them apart.

Layken and Will have proved their love can get them through anything; until someone from Will’s past re-emerges, leaving Layken questioning the very foundation on which their relationship was built. Will is forced to face the ultimate challenge…how to prove his love for a girl who refuses to stop ‘c...more
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Published February 25th 2012
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Aestas Book Blog
Aug 02, 2012 Aestas Book Blog rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Aestas Book Blog by: Maryse


WOW this was the perfect sequel to Slammed! 6 stars!! I LOVED IT!! An absolute MUST read! A butterflying amazing book!!!

This series is definitely going on my favorites pile. I finished reading it with my cheeks wet with happy tears. But boy is this book intense !! It had me laughing and crying, it made my heart race and I swear it stopped beating all together for several chapters. Just like with the first book, I love how absolutely none of the characters make stupid decisions or did stupid t...more
Tammara
Point of Retreat picks up just after the Slammed epilogue. (If you haven't read Slammed... well, you shouldn't be reading reviews for the sequel! So go away and read Slammed, and then we'll talk, k?)

First up - this one is in Will's POV. I lurve getting the guy's POV, so I was all aboard for that. In the first book, Will and Layken lived through a tumultuous beginning to their relationship, which included not only forbidden love, but also the loss of the only remaining parent between the two of t...more
S.C. Stephens
Will Cooper. I’m pretty sure I’m head over heels in love with this man. Sigh, if only everyone could be loved as much as Will loves Layken. He truly is something else, and I love that this story was told through his eyes. I found Lake incredibly frustrating in this one, as did Will on occasion, and wanted to shake some sense into her more than once, but how it all wrapped up and tied together in the end was beautiful and breathtaking. This is such an excellent story, with so many wonderful chara...more
Arlene
Rating Clarification: More than 10 stars...

BUTTERFLYINGLY BEMAZING!

And all around my memories, you dance.

Colleen Hoover has done it again. She’s managed to steal my concentration captive and render me worthless until I read her story of Layken and Will in Point of Retreat from eCover to eCover. This book was the perfect sequel to Slammed that left me in that contemplative zone just thinking about the story and the characters and finding myself unwilling to let go. Doesn’t happen often, but it s...more
kristina


Will
“Love is the most beautiful thing in the world. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the hardest things in the world to hold on to, and one of the easiest things to throw away.”


Lake
“Sometimes things happen in life that you didn't plan for. All you can do is suck it up and start mapping out a new plan.”


After her (view spoiler) Lake and Will are trying to arrange their lives and live like normal people.We can see that Will is still nervous on his dates and that makes him...more
Kristin (KC)
AMAZING!! And happy to finally be in the Butterflying club!

Point of Retreat, aptly named such for various reasons, is an incredible follow-up to Slammed! Where the first book moved me with its remarkable inspiration, Point of Retreat touched me with its tender love story. The characters are again faced with difficult trials and obstacles to overcome...and I will say that the slams continue, in every sense of the word.

This sequel makes a smooth transition into Will's perspective, and I truly enj...more
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
Ohhhh boy I'm steamed, I'm really steamed here... I'm all worked up about how much I hated this book. Somebody talk me down from this rant I'm about to deliver... RANT ENSUING.

I am going to start by saying that I know Colleen Hoover is capable of writing very wonderful books. I loved Hopeless and Slammed so I had no reason to suspect that this book would be taking the fast train to suck-ville. However, I'm in suck-ville and I am hating it here.

Also, everyone else seems to LOVE this book. I mea...more
Jisha Mishra
I loved it I loved it
I butterflying loved it
Not just because I hoped to
Not just because I wanted to
BUT because it was life
And in the end it is all there is.

I loved it because it had will
I loved it because it had Will
And Lake
And Gavin and Eddie
Because sometimes friends make up family
Because friends make up life
And in the end it is all there is.

I loved it because it had will
I loved it because it had Will
And his POV
I got to know him even more
I got to love him ever more.
You know when you meet someo...more
Annie Brewer
AMAZEBALLS!!!!!!!!!

Seriously, I want to beat myself to a bloody pulp, poke my eyes out, jump out a window...whatever. I can't believe I waited so long to read these. What the hell???

Colleen Hoover, where you been all my life???


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Seriously people.....seriously. I am just speechless. I LOVED THIS BOOK SOOOOO MUCH! Now I know a lot of people loved Slammed more and honestly, I think I loved this one more. I'm in the minority and it's okay. I'm just different so it's all good. But really, being in Wi...more
Glass

What Glass thought about it...

I am going to be most wanted on the hate list of all fangirls out there because of what I'm about to write.

Point of Retreat was completely unnecessary book.

I believe that it would be better if Colleen Hoover left Will's and Lake's story as it was in Slammed. This was just using success she had with her first novel. Of course that everyone who read Slammed will want to see what's going to happen in Point of Retreat. (If I read once more "This was butterflying amazi...more
Georgia Cruz
"Sometimes two people need to fall apart to realize how much they need to fall back together."

I EVEN MUCH MORE LOVED IT BECAUSE IT'S WILL'S POINT OF VIEW.
10++++ inifinite stars


A butterflying bemazing story ever! I cant believe I cried, laughed, giggled, squirmed, and swooned so many times in every possible way! It's definitely an emotional rollercoaster ride. This is my sweet. I love you Colleen Hoover and I butterflying swear to please have a third book cause I'm dying for more Will and Layk...more
Melissa
Life

Life.
Life is the one thing is this world that you can never fully prepare for. Never truly know what can happen from today until tomorrow.
One day everything seems to be as it should be, the next? Everything is falling apart.
How are we supposed to cope with the shit that is thrown our way? How are we supposed to smile and act when the worst seems to have happened?
The loss of a family member, the relationship lost between friends, the loss of your income? Daily struggles that we face, daily s
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Simone
Butterflying Fantastic!
Loved reading the story through Will's eyes
I've not cried in a long time but I could't help it ...
And I could not help laughing from the gut, which is very embarrassing when out in public
So creative and stupidly smart
Girls of Goodreads, don't leave this on the 'to be read' pile for long ... you'll slap yourself if you do.

Rove use to ask the qn: who would you turn gay for?
Thats easy: You, Colleen. You!
Natalie
Aug 13, 2014 Natalie rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYONE
Recommended to Natalie by: Britney
Shelves: 4-stars

★★★★★ ! This book was so butterflying beautiful and amazing. It made me so butterflying happy!! It´s not like me to give a high rating to these kinds of books, since i love angst. I mean I really, really love it. But this book was just the cutest so what the hell, right!? And you know what?? When I started this the first time (yes, the first time) I read one chapter, thought "this isn´t for me", and then put it on hold. Thank God, I decided to try it again (per pressure)...I absolutely fell in...more
Clarifina ~Books Are My Drugs~
Ok, where do I start? Hmm, I NEED ANOTHER COLLEEN HOOVER BOOK NOW! There, that seems like an appropriate way to describe my feelings. After finishing Point of Retreat, I immediately came online to goodreads.com to check if there were any other books written by Colleen Hoover which I could read. Turns out, her next book is only coming out in 2013. What. The. Hell? I can't wait that long! I didn't want to believe it.

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Me after realising I could not read any other Colleen Hoover books very soon.

An...more
Eunice
Well, this was butterflying good!

I was so surprised by how much I enjoyed this more than Slammed. I didn't read this right away after I finished Slammed because when I read the blurb I thought it would be more dramatic and frustrating. But boy, was I wrong! Because it was actually a hell lot of fun! Although, yes, there were those stressing and dramatic parts, but I also did get a lot of laughs in this one. Which I wasn't really expecting at all. I was really glad I didn't put off this book for...more
Kara
So much hatred for this book.

Perhaps I will write a more comprehensive explanation of my rage at a later date, but for now I will say this:

When Will and Lake's relationship is tested (in a totally contrived way I might add), Lake - after giving him the silent treatment for a few days - tells him that she just needs time to think about their relationship.
Now i get that if you're on the receiving end of that statement, that can sound pretty scary. But Will goes so over the line to stalkerific that...more
edzkie♥§*.*§♥
I've learned something about my heart.

It can break.
It can be ripped apart.
It can harden and freeze.
It can stop. Completely.
It can shatter into million of pieces.
It can explode.
It can die.

The only thing that made it start beating again?

The moment you opened your eyes.


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WOW!! After reading this last night, i can still feel the emotional attachment for Will & Lake. Half of it was sweet, and half sucks (but not a bad sucks, a little lesser)♥


Sucks because the emotional d...more
Sarah
1.5 stars.

{This review was originally published on Clear Eyes, Full Shelves.}

Despite that Colleen Hoover's Slammed was a frustrating read, there was a part of me that found it strangely readable and enjoyable. Unfortunately, I cannot say the same for its wholly unnecessary sequel, Point of Retreat.

Point of Retreat picks up where Slammed left off. Frankly, I was surprised to learn that there was a sequel, since the original novel ties up most of the loose ends and put the characters on a path tow...more
Jenn
It was BUTTERFLYING fantastic! I loved the new poetry slams in this book. I loved Will's swoon worthy slam to Lake called Because of You. I loved Kiersten's powerful slam that helps her to stand up to school bullies. I loved Caulder's heart warming slam to his brother Will. I love how Lake, Will, Kel and Caulder make a family unit and how they adopt in Gavin, Eddie, Sherry and Kiersten, proof that blood doesn't always make up family. And what a beautiful family they all make up together. I LOVED...more
Kat Stark


First Book: Slammed

I give one star to the first half, and 3 stars to the second. Still this one was "meh" for my taste.

The first half of the book was just plain terrible. I'm sorry, but the whole ex-girlfriend coming into play and the whole drama there, was a big huge MEEEEEEEEEEEH for me. Too much unnecessary drama, same for the whole first time sex feels. I mean if you love someone and it happens, then it happens. I really think people make it seem like such a big deal when it's not. My first...more
Alexis *RealityBites! Let's Get Lost!*
Spoiler Free Review
5 STARS
Genre: YA Romance
I own a SIGNED COPY!!!!

"There are moments in every relationship that define when two people start to fall in love.
A first glance
A first smile
A first kiss
A first fall..."
-Will in Point of Retreat

There are rare times when an author introduces you to a set of characters that you know will stick with you forever. For me this is one of those rare times.

In Point Of Retreat Lake and Will are together and raising their brothers to the best of their ability. Bu...more
Deepika
Wow.. Just wow.

I really didn't know I could cry this much!! And its not even my life!!
They are happy and I am crying. They are sad and again I cry. They are laughing and I am crying. They are crying and I am crying.

I read slammed and I thought I wouldn't read this book for a few days. But I missed Will :( I started reading in the night and I could'nt put my book down!!
I was awake whole night crying,laughing and experienced so many emotions at the same time...!
I loved the new characters. They did...more
Liz
Goodreads does not have enough stars to rate this book properly. Five stars are not enough for this book. Just not enough.

“I brush her hair out of her eyes and run my finger along the edge of her face. "I love you, Lake."
"Say it again," she says.
I kiss her forehead and repeat what I said. "I love you, Lake."
"One more time."
"I." I kiss her lips. "And love." I kiss them again. "And you."
"I love you, too.”

Nothing is easy for Lake and Will in this book. I mean it- nothing. Firstly, there is the p...more
Shelly Crane
Wow. I can barely see the screen on my computer from all the crying.

Love. This. Book!!!!

Colleen has just jumped onto my favorite authors list.
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Point of Retreat, the follow-up novel to Colleen Hoover's debut novel Slammed, was so butterflying awesome! (Read the novel. You'll get it.) Told from Will's perspective, Layken and Will's journey continues as they fight to overcome obstacles and heartache.

I used a few snippets of my review for Slammed in my review for Point of Retreat. I didn't want my review for Point of Retreat to be identical to my review for...more
Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog
4.75 Butterflyingly Wonderful Stars :)

Twenty-two hours and our war begins
Our war of limbs
and lips
and hands

The point of retreat
Is no longer a factor
When both sides of the line
Agree to surrender


This story was bemazing and so butterflyingly awesome. So this second and final installment of this wonderful series. This time around, we get to experience Layken & Will's blooming relationship in Will's POV. I love reading from the male's POV. Such a great perspective. Anyhow, the story takes place ab...more
Isamlq
After the drama that Slammed offered, I thought that something nice and easy was what would be in store for the two of them. But if anything things just got a tad bit more complicated. And though there were a couple of epically romantic moments in this on, I wasn’t moved by the same as I’d usually be. Why, though?

Sure, the poem reading and the suck and sweet moments elicited from me a couple of ‘Aaws,’ but nothing more really. Have all those dark moody reads rendered me jaded? I don’t think so....more
Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker  Queen of the Undead
I loved this book. I love the characters. The story is not as strong as book 1 but nevertheless, it STILL made me cry. I loved the end. Please, Ms. Hoover, keep writing, you had me at page 1.
Ashley - Book Labyrinth
What I really liked:
- Reading from Will's POV; sometimes a narration switch doesn't work, but in this case I enjoyed it a lot
- The relationships between the characters/the family connection: the whole cast of characters were a lot of fun, and I loved how the best friends and the main characters made their own unconventional family

Not so much:
- Double drama: first the big problem/story arc really annoyed me (which I'll get to), and then as soon as you think the drama is over? BAM, another piece o...more
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“If I were a carpenter, I would build you a window to my soul. But I would leave that window shut and locked, so that every time you tried to look through it all you would see is your own reflection. You would see that my soul is a reflection of you.” 757 likes
“Butterfly.
What a beautiful word
What a delicate creature.
Delicate like the cruel words that flow right out of your mouths and the food that flies right out of your hands…
Does it make you feel better?
Does it make you feel good ?
Does picking on a girl make you more of a man?
Well, I’m standing up for myself
Like I should have done before
I’m not putting up with your Butterfly anymore."
(Kiersten slides the sack off her wrist and opens it, pulling out a handful of hand-made butterflies. She takes the microphone out of the stand and begins walking down the stairs as she continues speaking.)
“I’d like to extend to others what others have extended to me.”
(She walks up to Mrs. Brill first and holds out a butterfly)
“Butterfly you, Mrs. Brill.”
(Mrs. Brill smiles at her and takes the butterfly out of her hands. Lake laughs out loud and I have to nudge her to get her to be quiet. Kiersten walks around the room, passing out butterflies to several of the students, including the three from the lunchroom.)
“Butterfly you, Mark.
Butterfly you, Brendan.
Butterfly you, Colby.”
(When she finishes passing out the butterflies, she walks back onto the stage and places the microphone back into the stand.)
“I have one thing to say to you
And I’m not referring to the bullies
Or the ones they pursue.
I’m referring to those of you that just stand by
The ones who don’t take up for those of us that cry
Those of you who just…turn a blind eye.
After all it’s not you it’s happening to
You aren’t the one being bullied
And you aren’t the one being rude
It isn’t your hand that’s throwing the food
But…it is your mouth not speaking up
It is your feet not taking a stand
It is your arm not lending a hand
It is your heart
Not giving a damn.
So take up for yourself
Take up for your friends
I challenge you to be someone
Who doesn’t give in.
Don’t give in.
Don’t let them win.”
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