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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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Falling in love can feel like poetry. Or it feels like a punch in the heart.
Colleen Hoover’s emotionally charged first novel memorably captures all the magic and turmoil of first love, as two young people form an unlikely bond before discovering that fate has different plans for them.
After the unexpected death of his father, 18-year-old Layken becomes a rock for his mother and younger brother. He seems tough and stubborn, but inside he loses hope. She then meets her new neighbor Will, a handsome 21-year-old whose mere presence makes her nervous and whose passion for poetry excites her.
Not long after a terrifying first date during which they both discover something deep and familiar in the other, they are deeply shocked when a shocking discovery brings their new relationship to a halt. Daily interactions become incredibly painful as they struggle to find a balance between the feelings that bring them together and the forces that drive them apart. Only through the poetry they share can they speak the truth that is in their hearts and envision a future where love is a cause for celebration, not regret.
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Let’s start with the tropics. This book is a big fan of tropes and hits on every one of them (well, maybe not all of them, but believe me, there are many). There are a lot of tropes out there that I don’t normally like, but it’s done well in this novel. In fact, I was a fan of all tropes used in a novel, and I can’t say I ever predicted I’d enjoy it.
This was an enormously emotional read that I couldn’t put down and found myself running. There was a lot going on and they made me feel every emotion on the emotional spectrum, from cute and furry to outright heartbreak.
This novel took advantage of two circumstances that I hadn’t necessarily thought of before and which got me thinking (one of the circumstances may be fuel for an existential crisis fire).
In my typical vagueness to avoid spoilers due to either of these circumstances, I never looked at it from that perspective. I’ve always looked at it from the belief that all similar situations are (understandably) inappropriate. Honestly, if it weren’t for this special circumstance, given the characters’ ages and how they met each other beforehand, I’d probably think it’s inappropriate. But I found it interesting to do it from that perspective where it didn’t seem “wrong” if that makes sense.
The other event. Oh boy. I should have seen it coming… but I didn’t. Again, I never thought this would happen in real life, but it’s INCREDIBLY plausible! It will probably actually happen. Reading it in a fictional story was traumatic enough that my heart goes out only to those similarly affected.
Finally, the poetic aspect of this novel was incredibly beautiful. If someone had told me before reading that the poems would be integrated into the story, I might have hesitated. It was very well done and really showed Colleen Hoover’s talent for writing both the story and the incredible poetry that went into it.
This was my first reading of Colleen Hoover but I know I will read more. In fact, I’m considering buying it right now because I borrowed this one from the library and now want my own copy. I know that some Colleen Hoover novels are controversial, but I don’t know which books are the cause or the problems associated with them. I’m sure I may (or may not) have some opinions when I get to these books, but until then I’m really looking forward to reading more of her.
It is the first book in the Slammed series and is aptly named as both characters have a penchant for slam poetry and slam poetry features prominently in the book.
Slammed is the story of Layken and Will. Layken has just gone through the excruciating pain of losing his father and now that his mother can’t pay the bills, he’s moving to Michigan and right across from Will. Will knows all about the loss as he is his little brother’s sole guardian after the tragic death of their parents. They see in each other a soul mate that builds their initial bond, but as they begin to learn more about each other, their budding relationship grinds to a halt.
At first I felt sorry for Layken. His character seemed to carry the burden of his father’s death, but it’s also like he carries most of it for his mother and brother. She reminded me a bit of Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games in that way. Her strength makes her protective of her new smaller family, and as more bad news arrives, we finally see a crack in her armor.
Will’s story mirrors Layken’s, except that he lost his parents and was forced to grow up quickly in such a short space of time. I liked that his passion for life and for his poetry really came through in his character. The dire situation could have been the end for him, but with a power to rival Layken’s, he overcame. Will is so protective of his family that because of his relationship with Layken, he sometimes can’t seem to see the wood for the trees, and that makes you a little mad at him, even though you can see where he’s coming from. . The story is told from Layken’s point of view, so you’re always on his side.
The story is an emotional journey for both characters, but it’s also very moving throughout. The amplification of feelings through slam poetry gives both characters a new perspective. The book is aimed at older teenagers and the emotional level suits it perfectly.
A really enjoyable read, I will definitely be reading the next in the Point Of Retreat series.
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