Book Review: Colleen Hoover’s Slammed

13372690Title: Slammed
Author: Colleen Hoover
Genre: YA
Series: Yes / Book 1 of 3
Rating: 4 out 5
My Copy: Purchased

Instead of a traditional review, I present you with the following: my attempt at a poem. Slam poetry plays a major role in Colleen Hoover’s Slammed. Everything touched upon in the poem is what I took from the novel. Please note the bold sections come directly from Lake’s poem, “Schooled,” and it’s the poem she reads Will regarding her feelings. You can read the full blurb here. I absolutely adore this book and I think you will too.

“By a Book”
I got schooled this year
By a book
A book that left me feeling
Love, hope, and sadness
I learned about life
And about death
How we wish we could plan
And prevent
But when he comes knocking
We can’t pretend we’re not home
We’d love to carve pumpkins
And eat basgna all day
But that’s just it
We can deny and deny, but in the end
We all die

I got schooled this year
By a book
A book about a girl
Who meets a boy
A boy who chose the Lake
I learned to go out and be it
When I miss to do my best
I found a band to love
To accept others
And to never judge
I learned to question
To push boundaries
To laugh and to love
And to never regret

I learned this in a book
One I believe you should read
I got schooled this year
By the author Colleen Hoover
By Will and Lake
And by Eddie who in the end quite didn’t give a damn
This book is Slammed.