Sunday, February 10, 2013

Review: Slammed by Colleen Hoover

July 30, 2012

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.

This book is a tear jerker. When I read the synopsis, I thought, "there's  no way they can't be together." It's probably just over dramatized teen crap but nope, they sure wouldn't be together and it was heart breaking. Beyond that, there are so many other factors that are weighing down on them. Lake is beautiful and strong and Will, oh Will is incredible. 

Pink Balloons, Slam Poetry and Carving Pumpkins

All the pain, although without it, it wouldn't be as much of a story.

My poem is called Mean. 
"According to the thesaurus…
and according to me…
there are over thirty different meanings and substitutions for the word mean."
(I quickly yell the following words; the entire class flinches-including Will )
"Jackass, jerk, cruel, dickhead, unkind, harsh, wicked, hateful, heartless, vicious, virulent, unrelenting, tyrannical, malevolent, atrocious, bastard, barbarous, bitter, brutal, callous, degenerate, brutish, depraved, evil, fierce, hard, implacable, rancorous, pernicious, inhumane, monstrous, merciless, inexorable.
And my personal favorite—asshole."

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