I really had no idea what I was getting into when I started reading Slammed. A couple of months ago my BFF told me that she loved it, and that I had to read it… so while participating in the Bout of Books Read-A-Thon I impulsively downloaded it to my Kindle and started reading, without even reading the synopsis. Holy crow, I was not prepared for the emotional roller coaster I had just strapped myself into!
Slammed is a heart-wrenching story about love and loss. It’s about life – rolling with its punches, and punching it in the face when it seems to get the better of you. It’s about family – the family you’re bound to by blood, and the family you choose.
Colleen Hoover has created some fantastic characters! I loved Layken, her family, her best friend Eddie, and of course Will and his brother. All the characters are well written and play an important role. I’m so excited that there’s a sequel, Point of Retreat (written from Will’s POV), so I can spend more time with these characters!
This book left me stunned. It pulled at every single one of my heartstrings. It made me cry, more than once… but I snickered a few times too. It made me crave the words of these characters’ poetry, and I now have to Google to see if I can find slam poetry nights near me. If you can’t tell from this gushing review, I highly recommend Slammed!