Slammed – Colleen Hoover

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Well this is my first book review on here…so here goes nothing!

Slammed was the first book I read by Colleen Hoover, and I was definitely impressed. Layken is an eighteen-year-old girl whose life is turned upside down when her father dies suddenly. Six months after his death, Layken, her mother, and her younger brother, Kel, pick up their lives and move from Texas to Michigan. Within minutes of arriving at her new home, Layken meets her twenty-one-year-old neighbor, Will, and his younger brother, Caulder. Layken and Will immediately hit it off, becoming extremely close within a matter of days. However, these first few days in Michigan are the calm before the storm, and oh boy does the storm arrive quickly.

The plot of this novel was continuously progressing, which I truly enjoyed. Hoover explored the ups and downs of relationships, familial and romantic, and was extremely relatable. What I found a little unrealistic was how quickly Layken and Will seemed to fall in love. Within a matter of days they seemed to have known each other for years, although it becomes obvious quite quickly that neither of them truly know a lot about each other. Overall, I could not put this book down, and am planning on reading the next one, Point of Retreat. I will definitely be reading more of Colleen Hoover’s novels simply because of the warm and fuzzy feeling her writing style sends across.

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