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Slammed by Colleen Hoover
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Genre: YA Romance
A MUST READ

"It wasn't Death that punched you, Layken. It was life. Life Happens. Shit Happens. And it happens a lot to a lot of people." -Eddie in Slammed

Words are not enough... I loved this book and i consider it a MUST READ for 2012. Hoover delivered, i just so happen to come pass this book the other day via a friend on Goodreads. In Slammed Ms. Colleen Hoover allows you to fall in love with every character young or old. I really liked her writing style and enjoyed the way she incorporated the poetry into the storylines. She pulls you in wraps you up, and takes a hold with out releasing you until the final page. I enjoyed each character for who they are and the roles they played in Lake's life. I very much enjoyed Eddie and was touched by her storyline.
Slammed is about lost,love,life,strength and transition.
I recommend this book to all romance lovers!

My Ratings
Characters- Lovable
Writing Style- Excellent and Genuine
Plot/Storyline- Strong, Profound and Skillfull
Overall- A MUST READ

Book Summary below from Goodreads
'Slammed' is the first of a two book series. The second book, "Point of Retreat," will be available for download after March 2nd, 2012.

After the unexpected death of her father forces eighteen year old Layken and her family to move across the country, away from everyone and everything she knows, her outlook on life is anything but hopeful.

Enter Will Cooper: the attractive twenty-one year old new neighbor with an intriguing passion for slam poetry. After a night together that turns out to be everything but the expected, both Layken and Will are left with feelings they never knew they could have. Unfortunately in Layken's life, things are never what they seem. Just as quickly as it develops, their relationship is derailed by a shocking revelation, sparking a tumultuous battle between their hearts and their ethics.

As if the dramatic turn of events in her life isn't enough, Layken is slammed again when her mother reveals a secret of her own. A secret so intense, all of Layken's current problems pale in comparison to her seemingly insurmountable future. Unable to confront the changes that lie ahead of her, Layken ignores her conscience as she turns to Will for solace. Struggles ensue as both Layken and Will search for a balance between that which keeps them apart and the feelings that pull them together.
Slammed is the first installment of a two-part series. The second installment, Point of Retreat, will be available on Amazon beginning March 2nd, 2012.
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Quotes Alexis *Reality Bites* Liked

Colleen Hoover
“I got schooled this year
by
a
boy
.

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 .”
Colleen Hoover, Slammed

Colleen Hoover
“Question everything. Your love, your religion, your passion. If you don't have questions, you'll never find answers.”
Colleen Hoover, Slammed

Colleen Hoover
“So you keep your ocean, I'll take the Lake.”
Colleen Hoover, Slammed

Colleen Hoover
“BLUE SWEATER

Bom Bom...
Bom Bom...
Bom Bom...

Do you hear that?
That's the sound of my heart beating...

Bom Bom...
Bom Bom...
Bom Bom...

Do you hear that? That's the sound of your heart beating.

It was the first day of October. I was wearing my blue sweater, you know the one I bought at Dillard’s? The one with a double knitted hem and holes in the ends of the sleeves that I could poke my thumbs through when it was cold but I didn't feel like wearing gloves? It was the same sweater you said made my eyes look like reflections of the stars on the ocean.
You promised to love me forever that night...
and boy
did you
ever!

It was the first day of December this time. I was wearing my blue sweater, you know the one I bought at Dillard’s? The one with a double knitted hem and holes in the ends of the sleeves that I could poke my thumbs through when it was cold but I didn't feel like wearing gloves? It was the same sweater you said made my eyes look like reflections of the stars on the ocean.
I told you I was three weeks late
You said it was fate.
You promised to love me forever that night...
and boy
did you
ever!

It was the first day of May. I was wearing my blue sweater, although this time the double stitched hem was worn
and the strength of each thread tested as they were pulled tight against my growing belly. You know the one. The same one I bought at Dillard’s? The one with holes in the ends of the
sleeves that I could poke my thumbs through when it was cold but I didn't feel like wearing gloves? It was the same sweater you said made my eyes look like reflections of the stars on the
ocean.

The SAME sweater you RIPPED off of my body as you shoved me to the
floor,
calling me a whore ,
telling me
you didn't love me
anymore.

Bom Bom...
Bom Bom...
Bom Bom...

Do you hear that? That's the sound of my heart beating.

Bom Bom...
Bom Bom...
Bom Bom...

Do you hear that? That's the sound of your heart
beating.

(There is a long silence as she clasps her hands to her stomach, tears streaming down her face)

Do you hear that? Of course you don't. That's the silence
of my womb.

Because you
RIPPED
OFF
MY
SWEATER!

Colleen Hoover, Slammed

Colleen Hoover
“Life happens. Shit happens. And it happens a lot. To a lot of people.”
Colleen Hoover, Slammed


Reading Progress

03/28/2012
34.0% "Ooooooo SHIT! SLAM!"
03/28/2012 "Holy Shit..... I just got hit upside the head with a curveball... #UnexpectedTwist"
03/29/2012 "omg omg omg omg O.M.G. i just fell in love:)" 8 comments
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Colleen Hoover Thank you so much! Hey, go here and watch this video. <3

http://colleenhoover.com/2012/02/08/if-y...


Alexis *Reality Bites* WOW... He read my fave poem from the book. I love it thanxs:)


Natalie I am ordering this from amazon on wednesday when i get money....stuoid stupid books that cost money....cant they just give me the books i want for free. seriously, i cant wait anymore..


Alexis *Reality Bites* Natalie wrote: "I am ordering this from amazon on wednesday when i get money....stuoid stupid books that cost money....cant they just give me the books i want for free. seriously, i cant wait anymore.."

Hahahahahahahaha!! Too funny! Enjoy it I luv this book!!:)


Kellie Maddox-Ward This is on my TBR but after this great review I might have to bump it up. Especially with a 5 star review!


Alexis *Reality Bites* This book ROCKS!! Its a MUST READ! Love this book, love this author!!!!!


message 7: by Kellie Maddox-Ward (last edited May 14, 2012 07:14PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Kellie Maddox-Ward I just went to Amazon to add it my ever growing list of books.. Turns out I bought it weeks ago and forgot about it LOL


Alexis *Reality Bites* What! Hahahahaha! You need to read this:)


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