Author: Colleen Hoover
Length: 317 Pages
Publication Date: January 5th, 2012
Gender: Romance, young adult,contemporary, Realistic fiction.
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 out of 5)
How i got it?: E-Book
“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 .”
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.
Layken lost her father 3 years ago and her mother decided to pack up their life in Texas and move to Michigan where they could afford to live. Lake as her parents call her, isn’t too trilled about this but for her family’s sake is going to try to make an effort to help. Things just get Way better when as soon as they get there she meets Will.
Will lives across the street and is there to help her and flirt with her since day one. and really don’t take more that one date at the Poetry Slam bar is all it takes for them to know that there is something magical and important going on. But there is a problem, communication failed and when Monday came, Layken’s dreams shatter and Will had yo make a decision that broke both their hearts. For months they dance around each other until another painful truth threatens to shift the small balance Layken has built. Now the only person who can help and understand her is Will.
With their love for poetry they will try to fix things and hope for a better future with what little time they have left.
This book changed the way i see things.
This book taught me about true love
This books taught me about loss
This book taught me about life
This book taught me to never take love and life for granted
but most importantly it taught me to never regret anything.
It has been a while since i read anything that made me (Re)fall in love with something. That thing is Slam Poetry. the first time i heard and found out what it was, i was a sophomore in high school. I remember thinking that it was the best thing to ever exist, but as time when on , as it tends to do, i stopped writing it and hearing it. I didn’t know when i started this book that in part it was about this, but from the first Slam i was drawn in.
Their voices felt real and moving. Layken hit a soft spot in me, she was strong and good and funny. After all she when through thought-out the book, she never lost sight of who she was and even though at some points she was in some serious denial she managed to complete all the grieve phases she so strongly believed in (WINK-WINK) She grew in a beautiful way; from page 1 to the 317 i felt her struggle and her pain. Thank god for Will.
“So you keep your ocean, I’ll take the Lake.”
Will, who had gone through some terrible stuff, things that no matter how old you are i would never wish it on anyone , was the rock of this book. The way he treated her was always so respectful and he knew how to guide her through it all. At times i did wanted to punch in the face, because i’m selfish and i wanted the happy ending way too soon , but deep down i knew he was right. he knew that sometimes we do things that we want without thinking of the end result and he did have a HUGE responsibility. But never did he ONCE stopped being the sweetest most caring guy ever. They were so trough, that theyy show me the true meaning of it. they never gave up, they fought and climbed until there was nothing left.
What i loved more than Layken was Julia, she was amazing and what a great mother. i loved how she knew what Layken was going through and how after somethings were revealed she handled everything. Her love for her kids is great and again heartbreaking.
“Question everything. Your love, your religion, your passion. If you don’t have questions, you’ll never find answers.”
Slammed had the most amazing side characters, characters that made you laugh and smile and cry and heartbreak.
Kel and Caulder stole my heart.
Eddie- Can i just have you as my best friend?? pretty please?
OH Gavin: can you just give me proposal!?
“Life wants you to fight it.
Learn how to make it your own. ”
If you want a book that is going to make you think about life and question you decisions? this is it
If you want to love a book so much you want to live in it? This is it.
If you want to fall in love, over and over again? This is it.
And if you want to get slammed so hard you dissolve into a puddle of goo? This is totally for you
All i have left to say is Thank you Coleen Hoover! Thank you so much!