Slammed by Colleen Hoover
A Novel

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My connection to the characters failed as they didn't contain the substance needed to make me care about them.
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Falling in love can feel like poetry. Or it can feel like a slam to the heart.

Colleen Hoover’s romantic, emotion-packed debut novel unforgettably captures all the magic and confusion of first love, as two young people forge an unlikely bond before discovering that fate has other plans for them.

Following the unexpected death of her father, eighteen-year-old Layken becomes the rock for both her mother and younger brother. She appears resilient and tenacious, but inside, she's losing hope. Then she meets her new neighbor Will, a handsome twenty-one-year-old whose mere presence leaves her flustered and whose passion for poetry slams thrills her.

Not long after a heart-stopping first date during which each recognizes something profound and familiar in the other, they are slammed to the core when a shocking discovery brings 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 forces that tear them apart. Only through the poetry they share are they able to speak the truth that is in their hearts and imagine a future where love is cause for celebration, not regret.

About Colleen Hoover

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Colleen Hoover is the New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, Point of Retreat, Hopeless, and This Girl. Colleen lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Please visit
Published August 10, 2012 by Atria Books. 354 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
Bestseller Status:
Peak Rank on Aug 26 2012
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A Patchwork of Books

Reviewed by Laura on Sep 18 2012

It will leave you breathless and happy and sad, and amazed. Colleen Hoover wrote a fantastic book...

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Above average
Reviewed by Elle on Nov 15 2012

My connection to the characters failed as they didn't contain the substance needed to make me care about them.

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YA Bound

on Sep 21 2012

...Slammed was so much more than a story, it was a beautiful experience that I will never forget and will definitely read over and over again!

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