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3.04  ·  Rating details ·  383 ratings  ·  144 reviews
After receiving a full-ride scholarship to Mills College for Girls, it appears Sarah's future is all laid out before her … that is until she walks into a poetry class led by Mr. Haddings, a student teacher from the nearby University of Washington. Suddenly, life on the UW campus seems very appealing, and Sarah finds herself using her poetry journal to subtly declare her fe ...more
Hardcover, 215 pages
Published October 7th 2014 by Blink
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Aj the Ravenous Reader
2.5 stars

I did like the idea of the story, I was just probably expecting something else- something more exciting, intriguing, mysterious and maybe even a bit scandalous (haha) but the plot took out a totally different route. I couldn’t blame the book though, it’s after all called Hit and the book centered on Sarah after she was hit by Haddings, her poetry teacher that she is crushing hard on.

There are several points to appreciate about this little YA book. One, it’s such a quick read. Two, th
Quick review for a very quick read. "Hit" is a contemporary, Christian YA work which deals with the tough scenario of a poetry teacher (Mr. Haddings) who accidentally hits his student (Sarah) during one fateful morning he isn't paying attention as she's crossing the crosswalk to go to school. The story takes place over three days (which really isn't realistic, but for the sake of the story - I followed it), and trades between Sarah and Haddings's perspectives. Sarah has to deal with her recovery ...more
Dec 10, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: own, contemporary
The Crush and the Crash

Sarah's in love with her poetry teacher, Mr. Haddings, in ways that would be considered unethical. Still, she decides to pour her heart out and writes him a letter. Unfortunately, on her way to deliver said letter, Haddings, who inadvertently looked at his cellphone, runs her over with his car. The story takes us through the following two days post accident. And how both Sarah and Haddings, must come to terms with what happened.

Hit seems like the kind of story that would
Oct 11, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley-arc
Well someone wants to be Gayle Forman so bad it hurts.

Updated 10/13/14:

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Hit is a combination of If I Stay and a Lifetime original movie about student teacher relationships. The premise sounded intriguing, and I think it has promise, but unfortunately the execution is lacking. The prose didn’t resonate with me because it was marred by sophomoric writing. Metaphors were mixed, dialogue was stilted, and scenes were hard to visualize due to clu
JoJo Sutis
Apr 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I haven’t read a book that has kept me so riveted in a long time!
I literally read this book in one sitting…I could not stop reading!
This book begins with a bang and the chaos that ensues is mesmerizing.
I felt strong connections to both Sarah and Haddings from the beginning.
I went through the roller coaster of emotions that they experienced.
In other words, I feel like I lived this experience with them.
I don’t know how I would have reacted had I been in either of their shoes.
Hit is a book that I’l
Sep 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014-read-books
Hit is a face paced, emotional roller coaster in which we find out what a difference a split second can make in someone's life.

The young protagonist is in love with her poetry teacher and ironically he is the one who "hits" her. Little background about me, I am a teacher and I feel sick to my stomach when I read books with any sort of student-teacher romance. However, once I got over the student-teacher "relationship" part, I was pleasantly surprised by this book. Hit's timeline is only three d
Nov 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is the second book I have read by this author. Just like the first one, I really could not stop reading this book. I felt all of the raw emotions that the characters were experiencing through the whole sad situation. I like that the family was not out for blood and justice but actually thought about Haddings as a person too. Everything that everyone said or did in the story whether good or bad was real. Another thing that I enjoyed about this book is that the crush that Sarah had on Hadding ...more
Jan 13, 2019 rated it did not like it
The writing in this book is TERRIBLE.

I have no idea how this got published, like seriously, did a six year old write this?!

The book could have been good, but is totally wrecked by the authors very childish and simple writing style.
Jul 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, wheel-a-thon
Earning a full-ride to Mills College for Girls seems to be the best thing that has ever happened to Sarah… until her heart falls in love making her doubt her decision. When she first met Mr. Haddings, Sarah had no idea how much he would change her future, making her consider his school UW as a prospective school. Meanwhile her heart goes fond of him, using his poetry class to express her love for him, but he is not blind and knows her feelings. Everything changes when Mr. Haddings’s attention is ...more
Melissa Buell
Aug 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved (if I can say that) that this book was based on true events that a friend of the author went through. I was drawn into the story immediately. Sarah is a likable character and though she is mature, she still thinks like a teenager. This made the story more real to me. I enjoyed that the story was told from both Sarah and Haddings' points-of-view. I felt the pain of what each character went through emotionally.

I think that when you read a book and are able to place yourself into more than
Justina Chen
Jul 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Beautifully written, Lorie Ann Grover has crafted a gorgeous tale of how one moment can sideswipe all your plans. One moment can force you to reexamine what is important in life...and the importance of life itself. And at times, her poetic language itself will sideswipe you as you read, leaving you gasping: How did she know? At with the very last breath of this book, you'll be grateful that you read this since chances are, you'll be hit with joy. ...more
kori kayleen
Dec 18, 2017 rated it did not like it
i only picked it up because i have a student/teacher thing and unfortunately this was the absolute worst execution of student/teacher i've ever seen. she has no idea how he feels about him... he breaks up with her through a poem... and yet she was caught in between his legs, biting her lip, in the middle of a high school? my ass. 🙄 what in the hell did one single character even look like and what were their interests besides an obsession with poorly written poetry and the same classic poetry eve ...more
Kailey (Luminous Libro)
Sarah, a highschool student, is hit by a car on her way to poetry class. In her pocket is a poem to Mr. Haddings, her poetry teacher, whom she is crushing on. When Mr. Haddings accidentally hits his student while driving to work, he has to decide if he will acknowledge his growing attraction to her or continue to act professionally as he has been doing all year.

What first drew me to this book is the lovely cover, so beautiful and hinting about the romantic tragedy within.
This book was okay, not
Aug 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

I went into this book with good expectations, even though I hadn't heard anything about Grover's writing before. Unfortunately, while there were certainly some good aspects of the book, I didn't enjoy it as much as I had hoped. The novel follows Sarah McCormick, a teenager who has strong feelings for her student teacher and is convinced his feelings are mutual. She writes Mr. Haddings a poem declaring her feelings and plans to deliver it to him as soon as she arrives at school, but on h
Sally Kruger
Release date: October 7, 2014

Life can change in an instant. One moment on a rain morning changes everything for Sarah and Haddings.

Sarah, a senior in high school with a full-ride scholarship at her fingertips, heads to catch the bus. A poem is tucked in her pocket expressing her true feelings to a young college student practice teaching in her poetry class. When that poem slips to the ground, she steps off the curb to retrieve it and she is struck by an oncoming car.

Friends and family follow Sa
Rachel León
I found out about this novel through an ad/ promotional video through Book Riot and it sounded interesting. It was also super short so I decided to check it out. I was disappointed. The novel had an interesting premise: a girl who has a huge crush on her poetry teacher gets hit by a car... driven by the teacher. The novel is narrated between the two main characters so you get both the teacher's and the girl's perspective. The plot thread gets weak fast, the dialogue isn't very good, and there is ...more
Dec 24, 2014 rated it it was ok
A quick read that was an exercise in patience; the ending was ultimately unsatisfying after listening to Sarah's family whine and blame a guy who had absolutely no control over what happened the whole book. Humans are imperfect, and this book is a good yet annoying illustration of the type of people who refuse to forgive such imperfections, yet, were they in his shoes, they would likely demand forgiveness themselves. I understand the emotion that goes hand-in-hand with such unforgiveness and the ...more
Jun 04, 2016 rated it it was ok
This book centres around the immediate consequences of a car accident, and for someone as squeamish as I am there was wayyyy too much detail included.

The writing style wasn't the greatest, although I have to give points for the way Grover switched between present tense and past tense. That's something that usually isn't done too well.

I don't know. This book wasn't what I was hoping for. I felt like the characters were way too melodramatic and it felt like it was written for a younger audience, w
Aug 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all of my friends
This book was one of the best that I have read in a long time. I loved the fact that it was inspired by a true story made it even better, you can go to Lorie Ann Grover and read the idea behind this book. I liked how was written in a timeline form, and how each chapter was taken from the two main characters: Sarah and Mr. Haddings. So one chapter would be Sarah point of view and the next chapter would be Mr. Haddings point of view. This book kept me on the edge of my seat, and made me want to ke ...more
Sep 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Hit by Lorie Ann Grover is a fast intense read. The story is made more real by the fact that its based off of something that happen to the authors daughters best friend. I really enjoyed the story but I just wish that it was a bit longer. More fleshed out I guess. I felt like I needed more. More of a back story and more of an ending. But then without those things it makes you focus more on the accident itself and thats what this whole book is about.

4 out of 5. An enjoyable Afternoon Snack.

Nov 27, 2014 rated it it was ok
1. The dialogue was awful. No one talks like that.
2. The plot was awful. Literally nothing happens.
3. The characters weren't likeable. I wanted to punch the mom every time she spoke.
4. The only reason I kept reading this book was to see what happened in the end.
5. The ending wasn't only slightly worth it. Like a 2/5 worth it.
6. She got out of the hospital in three days?! What the what!?
7. There was so much hype about this book, so I am greatly disappointed.
8. So pointless!!!!
Oct 29, 2014 rated it liked it
Nice and light simple read. I didn't expect much going into it and wasn't surprised at all. It was a generic romance.I didn't like how there was no character or plot built up or background. But, it's nice to pick up if you want something quick. ...more
I was quite suprised by this book. I need to figure out my feelings about it. Full review to come at a later date.
Christen Krumm
Aug 31, 2014 rated it liked it
Hang on to your seat! Lorie Ann Grover delivers a fast-pace story that will keep you on the edge. A tale of love and forgiveness, Hit is a sweet story that will warm your heart.
Michelle (Undeniably Book Nerdy)
I almost gave up on this one halfway through because I was not connecting with any of the characters but the ending saved it for me. Full review to come.
Title: Hit
Author: Lorie Ann Grover
Age Group: Teen/Young Adult
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Series: Standalone
Star Rating: 1 out of 5 Stars

I borrowed this book from my local library and reviewed it.

This book was the December pick for one of the library book clubs I go to, and to say that I was leery is an understatement. I don’t necessarily mind books that bring religion into the narrative, especially if it doesn’t take over. But Hit just really fell flat for me. The concept of the plot was interest
Erin H. (ITIO Book Reviews)
For more reviews, check out: ITIO Book Reviews.

Actual Rating: 2.5

A huge thanks to Blink, Booklook Bloggers, and Lorie Ann Grover for a copy of this book! All opinions expressed in this review are my own honest opinions and they are not affected by my receiving this book for free.

Based on a true story, Hit tells the story of a young and infatuated Sarah. Even though she knows it’s wrong, she’s head-over-heels in “like” with her poetry teacher, Mr. Haddings. While he’s driving to school one rainy
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Oct 24, 2017 rated it it was ok
No quote. No long review. I'll get to the point.

I wanted to like Hit; I really did... But I did not like this book, at all. The characters were bland, inconsiderate, and hard to connect with. The romance behind the story was disgusting, in my opinion. It gave me the whole "Ezria" vibe, and it didn't sit well with me. The writing style was very easy to read, quickly paced, and... lacked much-needed depth. It was just dialogue—no feelings, nothing. Overall, this story was not for me. As much as
Shawna Fox
Jun 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Hit is a great quick read! Loved all the characters and how the story flowed. It was heartbreaking and heart warming at the same time. My only gripe would be that it's too short. I wanted it to keep going and left me feeling like there needed to be more to the story. I hope these characters come back for a part two in another book. Highly recommend this book!

*I received a free copy for review. All opinions are my own.
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Lorie Ann Grover is an awarded YA novelist and board book author whose works include Kirkus Starred Review, Firstborn, and Parents Magazine Best Children's Book, Bedtime Kiss for Little Fish. She co-founded readergirlz and readertotz. Living with her husband in the foothills of Mt. Rainier, she writes, practices weapons tai chi, and watches hawks take flight. ...more

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