I love to read. I love to talk about books. I love to read and talk about books so much that I became a librarian. ...No one told me you can't read at work.
I am a Public Librarian specializing in adult and digital services. I also review books on my blog, Novel Addiction - glowsnoveladdiction.blogspot.com
I kept hearing people talk about this book, and I decided to throw caution to the win and get it from the library. Oh man, I was not disappointed. This book made me get all emotional, and there was a time or two I wished a character was real so I could shake some sense into him/her. This was a great romance, and I'm super eager to check out more work by this author in the near future.
If I had to compare this to something, I felt it had some kinship with "Maybe Someday" by Colleen Hoover - very similar emotionally gripping feel to them.
This Girl is the final book in the Slammed series. It's interesting in that this is not only an epilogue, but also the first book from a different perspective. I liked that the author was trying to do here, but there were moments when whole sections felt incredibly redundant. Entire scenes were the same, word for word, just with a different pronoun.
That said, there was plenty of new scenes as well, and even a few new slams. Overall, this was a good book, and made me like Will more (considering I wasn't too pleased with him during "Point of Retreat."
I'm listing this as Upper YA as well as NA, because I think this, like the rest of the series, has cross-over potential. But out of all the books, I would say this one is definitely the one that is better for an older audience. So 17+, maybe?
Book two of the Slammed series. I'm still in love with Will and Lake, but this book made me realize Will has some faults. Really, I think that just made him human, but he made some seriously stupid mistakes, considering he's supposed to be the more mature/ adult like of the two.
However, this is still a good story. And if you like drama, Hoover can bring the drama. She brings it in droves. Point of Retreat was a one-sitting read for me - I had to know what happened next, and how they would manage to fix everything. Especially the end. Oh man, the ending...
Another book that could be a cross-over from YA to NA. Though this one felt a little more NA than the previous book. But still something I can see older teens finding interest in.
Seriously, I have yet to read a Colleen Hoover book that didn't give me the feels. Having read something more recent by her first, I can see how she has grown as a writer over time - but that doesn't mean this book is lacking. I loved Slammed, and I will definitely be purchasing a copy for myself in the near future. Great story, and the poetry contained therein is amazingly moving.
Four stars! Well worth the read. I can
I can also see this as being something you can suggest to a teen as well, maybe 16+ - I'm always on the hunt for books with crossover YA/NA potential.