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Slammed [Kindle Edition]

Colleen Hoover
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (183 customer reviews)

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The New York Times bestselling sensation hits the UK.
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 an 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 the forces that threaten to tear them apart… or learn to live without each other.
Praise for Colleen Hoover:
'Brilliant and entertaining' - JAMIE MCGUIRE, New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Disaster
'This book will consume you - rip out your heart and piece it back together. I absolutely loved it!' - Paige Toon, author of One Perfect Summer
'Unique, unlike anything out there... Go out and read it already!' - TAMARA WEBBER, New York Times bestselling author of Easy

About the Author

Colleen Hoover lives in Texas with her husband and three sons. She loves to write in her spare time, but has no spare time. Instead, she writes when she should be doing laundry.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 609 KB
  • Print Length: 354 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1476715904
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (10 Aug 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008VDJFFY
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (183 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,487 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Colleen Hoover lives in the United States with her husband and three children. She loves to write in her spare time and prefers stories that are both humorous and heart-wrenching. Her goal through writing is to give readers a pleasant experience that will leave them viewing life from a slightly different angle. To read more about this author, visit her website at www.colleenhoover.com

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book consumed me 14 Sep 2013
By Rebecca
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
'Does he treat you with respect at all times? That's the first question. The second question is, if he is the exact same person twenty years from now that he is today, would you still want to marry him? And finally, does he inspire you to want to be a better person? You find someone you can answer yes about to all three, then you've got yourself a good man.'

---My thoughts---

Well, she's done it again. Colleen Hoover has written another book that has consumed me from the very beginning. I don't know how she does it, but her books always deprive me of sleep. The first night I decided to read a 'chapter' of this book, I ended up reading four chapters, and going to bed at 1:30am. There was just no way I could put it down once I'd met Layken and Will.

The story starts with Layken about to leave her home. This is an emotional time for her, walking through the empty rooms that she once shared with her father. I got a good insight into Layken at this point; I saw that losing her dad was devastating, but she really had to pull herself together to stop her mother and brother from falling apart. Layken takes on the responsibility of helping take care of her younger brother, while her mother looks for work.

Moving to Michigan from Texas was hard for Layken. She hated the idea of leaving behind the home she shared with her father, and the town where she grew up. She's all set to hate Michigan; but then she meets Will, and things start to look up.

I really felt sorry for Layken when certain events prevented her and Will from being together. The only thing that was making her happy is suddenly snatched away from her, and now she's faced with living in close proximity to Will, knowing that they can't be together.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Poetry 12 April 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I had never heard of Slammed until someone on Facebook mentioned it. Intrigued by the title I headed over to GR to look at some reviews and was blown away by the comments and high average rating for a book that only so few have heard of. Well... I saw that Slammed's obscurity hasn't lasted long and it's taking off in the bestseller's lists and I'm not surprised. I predict that if the book ever falls under Hollywood's radar that it won't be long before author Colleen Hoover will hear a knock at the door for film option.

I opened my kindle to have a squint at Slammed before I went to bed and ended up staying up to 3am to finish it.

Told from the first person narrative of mc Lake, the reader is immediately pulled into her earthen, real and sad story as she moves from Texas to Michigan following the unexpected death of her father. On the first day she meets neighbor Will, and Hoover does a truly magical job (perhaps one of the best I've ever read) of creating an authentic and instant connection between the two. A few days after meeting, everything falls apart for Lake, and we travel through her story feeling every emotion, every shock and every epiphany. Slammed is a beautifully told story, enhanced by the insertion of some truly moving Slam poetry. It's funny because a friend of mine had only just introduced me to some powerful Slam poetry on Youtube a few weeks before reading this. I'm definitely sending Slammed her way.

What more can I really say without giving away plot points that really need to be discovered by the reader. All I can say is that this isn't oversentimental or cheesy. It's real and moving ...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING!!! 9 Sep 2013
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This book was PERFECT. I can not not think of one single negative to say about this book, for the first time ever. It was beautiful, everything about it was beautiful. I fell in love with every character, because they were all so real. I would recommend this book to anyone who has ever lost someone, to anyone who has every had to put responsibility ahead of desire, to anyone who has ever had to move, to anyone who has ever made needed a real best friend, to anyone who has ever fell in love, or had their heart broken, and to anyone who has a family. Pretty much what I'm trying to say is I would recommend this book to EVERYONE!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW 9 April 2014
By Megan ReadingInTheSunshine TOP 100 REVIEWER
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One of my favourite books I've read this year.

I ship Will & Lake SO HARD LIKE ASDFGHJKL;

And Kel & Caulder are just amazing and they make me laugh so much I'd LOVE brothers like them.

Eddie is just SO AWESOME IT'S UNREAL. <3 She SHINES in this book - like the fourth of July! <3

And the poetry. Ohgosh the poetry. I wish they did slams over here! Get ready to swoon!
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Teenage Kicks 14 Oct 2012
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I bought the Kindle version of this on the strength of all the 5 star reviews, but without actually reading any of them, and therefore not realising that this is really aimed at teenagers. Having said that, and in that context, I enjoyed it. It's emotionally manipulative and unashamedly sentimental but I think that's fine for teen fiction. The book deals with death and bereavement, and may just get a few more people excited by poetry, so I'll certainly be recommending this to my own teenage daughter.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
A surprisingly good book. Well written, seems to be aimed at older teenage market, but I really liked it.
Published 2 days ago by A. Hewitt
5.0 out of 5 stars Great 'new adult' story
Great story. I loved it, and the main characters. It is a really good start to a fun interesting trilogy. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Karina
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning!
Well WOW. This book is quite simply perfection! Why didn't I read this earlier? 5 dazzling shiny stars! Read more
Published 9 days ago by Sorcha O'Dowd
5.0 out of 5 stars So real and really gets you to feel like your living in the world with...
So real and really gets you to feel like your living in the world with them and that you are one of the chariteries
Published 20 days ago by mol
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, beautiful story!
Amazing book! I started this book this morning and didn't put it down till I finished.
So many wonderful parts, this book made me angry, made me laugh and made me cry.
Published 1 month ago by Kerri H
5.0 out of 5 stars just brilliant
I have read an awful lot of books during this past year. Slammed was the best by a mile. dont forget to keep the tissues handy
Published 2 months ago by kimmie
5.0 out of 5 stars Slammed - comedy drama book
Brilliant read, I bought this for my Mum. A teenage girl moves to a new town falls in love for the first time, what has she got herself into? What is his secret? Read more
Published 2 months ago by Chesh
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful and brilliant
Such a beautiful series. Gripped me from the beginning.

I've never wanted for a relationship to work out in a book more than Layken and Will's. Read more
Published 3 months ago by SeaWeavesReader
5.0 out of 5 stars Speechless
It's really hard to write a review when you can't see because of the tears. Such a heartbreaking story. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Nadef
4.0 out of 5 stars YA to new adult
Slammed is the third book by Colleen Hoover that I’ve read. It’s the first book in the Slammed series and is aptly named as both characters have a love of Slam poetry and Slam... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Erin's Choice
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