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Colleen Hoover (Margaret Colleen Fennell) (born in December 11, year 1979) is an author of young adult fiction and romance.
In January 2012 she published her first novel Slammed. In December 2012, she published Hopeless, which topped the New York Times bestseller list. Many of her works were self-published before being picked up by a publisher.
Hoover was born on December 11, 1979, in Sulfur Springs, Texas, the son of Vannoy Fite and Eddie Fennell. She grew up in the Saltillo, Texas and graduated from the Saltillo High School in year 1998. In 2000 she married Heath Hoover, with whom she has three children. Hoover has a degree in Social Work from Texas A&M-Commerce. She worked in various teaching and social work positions before beginning her writing career.
In November year 2011, Hoover began her first novel, Slammed, with zero intention of publishing it. She was inspired by a songs lyric “decide what to be and go be it” from an Avett Brothers song, and “Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise”. Because of this, she included the Avett Brothers lyrics throughout the story. After a few months, her novel was reviewed by book blogger Maryse Black and she was given a 5-star rating, and sales of her first two books increased rapidly.
Hoover published her first novel, Slammed, in January 2012 and a sequel, Point of Retreat, in February. They reached #8 and #18 on the New York Times bestseller list in August of that year. Atria Books picked them up and re-released them on August 10. A third book in the series, This Girl, was released in April 2013.
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Sometimes two people need to be apart to realize how much they belong together.
Colleen Hoover delighted readers around the world with her bestselling book Slammed, the book that introduced Layken and Will, a young couple whose love overcame devastating odds and emerged stronger and more resilient than ever. As Layken and Will’s emotionally charged story continues, a shocking and unexpected revelation about Will’s past challenges everything they thought they knew about each other.
With the very foundations of their relationship at stake, they must decide whether they are willing to fight for a future together or retreat into loneliness and heartbreak.
How far will Will have to go to prove to Layken that his love for her will last forever? It’s going to take something truly extraordinary to keep this couple together, and the choices they make and the answers they find will not only change their lives, but the lives of everyone around them.
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Please note that this is book 2 in the series and as such is likely to contain spoilers for book 1.
Sets a year after the end of Slammed and a switch from the first-person narrative to Will’s point of view. Will and Lake are still together. They are both in college now, although they don’t spend much time together as they are busy raising their siblings and running a household alongside their college work.
They promised Julia (Lake’s mother) before her death that they would not physically continue their relationship for a year. I’m not entirely sure of the reason behind Julia’s request, I think it might have been to make sure they were sure of their feelings for each other before they bond more. Hence the “point of retreat” when things go too far.
Will is somewhat blind to the rest of the world; So when his ex-girlfriend shows up at one of his classes, he’s still charming and lovable, even though he’s a little awkward. Until Vaughn tries to get back together with Will and Lake finds out. Although Will only made a comforting gesture towards Vaughn, it makes Lake question the basis of their relationship.
Lake is very mature in her attitude; probably as a result of all the trauma he’s been through. Although she trusts Will, she realizes that just saying the words “I love you” is not enough. You have to show people you love them, something else entirely, the story handles that point expertly.
The quirky characters from Slammed are still there, although Eddie’s boyfriend Gavin gets more emphasis in this book, I suppose, due to the male perspective in the narration. I adored Kierstin and her mother, whose philosophy on life was very thought provoking. The discussion of responding to words was well developed and executed in a BUTTERFLY brilliant way.
I also loved how alternative family structures were shown, from raising Eddie to Will and Lake raising their siblings. The prejudices they face because of their situation were a real eye opener. I was saddened that they were exposed to this as I’m sure they would have preferred a more traditional family dynamic, but it’s something they had no control over. I’m quite envious of Will’s ability to make a point eloquently without being confrontational.
Although Lake’s mother died here, the presence remains a big part of Will and Lake’s lives. The idea of a large jar of paper stars with quotes/advice in the middle drew me to the book. Not only does it bring Will and Lake closer together, but it also provides a source of comfort during stressful times. I really love this idea and would like to make something similar at home and at school.
A great tragedy in the story felt a little over the top, but it reinforced the point that life is short and clarified that age is just a number, it’s life experience that determines maturity.
As with Slammed, the use of stage poetry and lyrics by the Avett Brothers added depth and power to the emotions portrayed.
Completing this story is like receiving a shining star of hope for the future. I am very happy that I chose these books.
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