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Slammed

4.22 (272,002 ratings by Goodreads)
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4.22 (272,002 ratings by Goodreads)

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From #1 Sunday Times bestselling author of It Ends With Us, Colleen Hoover's romantic, emotion-packed debut novel unforgettably captures all the magic and confusion of first love, as two young people forge an unlikely bond before discovering that fate has other plans for them.

Following the unexpected death of her father, eighteen-year-old Layken becomes the rock for both her mother and younger brother. She appears resilient and tenacious, but inside, she's losing hope. Then she meets her new neighbour Will, a handsome twenty-one-year-old whose mere presence leaves her flustered and whose passion for poetry slams thrills her.

Not long after a heart-stopping first date during which each recognizes something profound and familiar in the other, they are slammed to the core when a shocking discovery brings 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 forces that tear them apart. Only through the poetry they share are they able to speak the truth that is in their hearts and imagine a future where love is cause for celebration, not regret.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 27mm | 268g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9781471125676
  • 1,290

About Colleen Hoover

Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty-three novels, including It Ends with Us, All Your Perfects, Ugly Love, and Verity. In 2015, Colleen and her family founded a non-profit called The Bookworm Box, a bookstore and monthly book-subscription service that has donated over $1,000,000 to various charities to date. Colleen lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. For more information, please visit ColleenHoover.com.
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Rating details

272,002 ratings
4.22 out of 5 stars
5 49% (134,018)
4 31% (83,612)
3 14% (38,529)
2 4% (10,685)
1 2% (5,158)

Our customer reviews

Lake Cohen never expected to be starting senior in a new state. But she never expected her father to suddenly die from a heart attack. And she certainly never expected to fall for the boy next door after just three days. But from the first moment she met Will, there was chemistry. That is until she finds out that the boy that made moving from Texas to Michigan bearable is actually her new poetry teacher. I didn't know what to expect form Slammed and I was pleasantly surprised. I loved the characters and the plot. Lake is eighteen but she acts with the maturity of someone much older. She's responsible and caring and best of all - she realises that romance isn't the most important thing in life. Her relationship with Will is beautiful to watch as it develops and stumbles though the obstacles life provides. The supporting characters in this book are amazing to read too. There are 9 year olds who actually act their age, teens who are not single-minded obsessed with romance and parents who make mistakes but are willing to admit their flaws. I think one of the strengths in this book is the way both Will and Lake are rounded. There is so much more to both of them than just their relationship with each other. The bond they each have with their little brothers is fantastic. Each chapter is prefaced with some lyrics by the Avett Brothers - a band I'd not heard previously but has since bought two of their albums from iTunes. The way Hoover integrated the music and lyrics into the story was brilliant. They bring the poetry aspect into the novel perfectly. This book was one of the best that I've read this year. It was beautiful and heartbreaking with characters that I cared about - I wanted to know what was going to happen next and how it would affect these people that I grew more and more attached to as the story went on. I can absolutely recommend it for anyone who loves emotional but realistic love stories where the romance is strong but not the entire story.show more
by Kate @ Fictional Thoughts
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