Slammed by Colleen Hoover
Hi, my name is Kate. I am in 11th grade. I enjoy hanging out with friends and playing soccer in my free time when I am not at school.
The book Slammed is about a girl named Layken whose father died when she was 18 years-old. Layken and her younger brother are forced to move from their perfect home in Texas, across the country to Michigan with their mother. Disappointed and angry at her mom, Layken has to start all over in a new school with people she hardly knows. After school, she comes home to take care of her younger brother and fantasizes about a relationship with her neighbor, Will. While juggling time with family, friends, AND a crazy relationship she has with her neighbor, she has to keep up with her schoolwork, mainly her poetry class. Layken learns more about herself, her mother, her family, and her relationships as she starts to embrace her talent and love for poetry. Just when Layken thinks Michigan is an okay place for her, she gets thrown into a new conflict that she will have to survive in order to sustain relationships for not only her, but her family as well. Will her neighbor, Will, hurt and confuse her more, or will he be able to help her with his love of slam poetry to push her to choosing the right solution for her situations?
I really enjoyed this book. It was a very fast read and I was super eager to read the next book to her series, Point of Retreat.