Review: Slammed by Colleen Hoover

 Book review | Slammed by Colleen Hoover | 5 stars

Slammed  by Colleen Hoover

Design by S&S Art Dept/Matthew Johnson
Simon & Schuster UK 2012
ISBN: 978 1 471112 567 6



Layken’s Father died suddenly, leaving her to gather every ounce of strength to be a pillar for her family, in order to prevent their world from falling apart. Now her life is taking another unexpected turn…

Layken’s mother gets a job which leads to an unwanted move across country. However, a new home means new neighbours… and Layken’s new neighbour is the very attractive Will Cooper.

Will has an intriguing passion for slam poetry, and a matching passion for life. The two feel irresistible attraction but are rocked to the core when a shocking revelation brings their romance to a screeching halt. Layken and Will must find a way to fight across the forces that threaten to tear them apart… or learn to live without each other.

Bullet-point review


+ slam poetry
+ unconventional relationship
+ little brothers
+ heartbreaking
+ cute romance

Full Review

This was exactly what I hoped for, when I picked this book up: an easy to follow, dripping with cuteness love story. The tragic background stories of both main characters, Layken and Will, didn’t add much in my opinion, though it did lead to some unconventional families.

I enjoyed reading from Layken’s teenage perspective. It all seemed so normal, so boringly normal even. She’s upset about her father and moving to a new town. So understandable. I loved that most of what she did was exactly that: understandable. Even if it was stupid sometimes.

One part I thought was great, though perhaps a little less ‘normal’, was the quick and deep friendship with Eddie. Who wouldn’t want such a good friend?

All in all, I would definitely recommend this one, to everyone who is looking for a quick and easy, yet complicated and cute romance story.


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  1. From all the Hoover books I’ve read so far, the Slammed trilogy is one I still have to read. Bought the books recently and now they’re waiting on the shelves to be read. I’m sooo excited to start reading a Hoover book again and after reading your review I want to start right now haha!


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