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Slammed

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Publisher's Summary

Layken Cohen isn't your typical 18-year-old. After the recent death of her father, she is forced to be the rock for both her mother and younger brother. Outwardly, she appears resilient and tenacious, but inwardly, she's slowly losing hope.

Enter Will Cooper: The 21-year-old new neighbor with an intriguing passion for performing "Slams". Will and Layken immediately form an intense and emotional connection neither of them knew they needed until it was found. However, the two of them are slammed to the core when a shocking revelation forces their relationship to a halt.

Once again, Layken must put on a brave face and accept that which she cannot control, but when a family secret comes into play, it becomes the ultimate test of her resolve. Unable to accept the harsh reality of her future, Layken puts everything at risk and turns to Will for solace.

Both Layken and Will struggle as they attempt to find a balance between that which keeps them apart and the feelings that pull them together.

©2012 Colleen Hoover (P)2012 Colleen Hoover

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    sylvia 04-22-15
    sylvia 04-22-15 Member Since 2017
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    "My thoughts on Slammed."

    I felt like the teacher-student-relationship has been done before, but also that it has been done better in other books like Sara Shepard's "PLL" series. The issues with absent parents took on a new twist, and made the read worthwhile.

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    Erin 04-03-15
    Erin 04-03-15 Member Since 2014

    I have always loved reading, and now I have a job where I can listen to books all day. What better way to get through a work day? !

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    "fantastic"

    What a beautiful story that reminds us to live life and never take anything for granted. can't wait to read the next book.

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    Dreah 02-02-15
    Dreah 02-02-15 Member Since 2014
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    "I. And. Love. And. You."

    This is my favorite book by Colleen Hoover, so why wouldn't I buy the audiobook? At first I was a little annoyed by the narrators voice, but I got over it and quickly. Hearing the first slam literally brought tears to my eyes, something that didn't happen while reading it in my head. I highly suggest this book to those who've read the book and those who have not. All. The. Feels.

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    Amy ELIZABETHTOWN, KY, United States 01-09-15
    Amy ELIZABETHTOWN, KY, United States 01-09-15 Member Since 2015

    I busy myself living life, chasing smiles, and enjoying adventures!

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    "Flashback to my immature 18 yr old self"

    I read this book because it was highly recommended by a co-worker/book buddy. I realized quickly that I would have enjoyed this story much more when I was a younger adult. The main character was a typical 18 yr old girl. Typical in the sense that she was emotionally impulsive and reactive. I don't usually enjoy young adult novels because I no longer relate to the characters. This story was full of tough life situations and a controversial relationship between teacher and student. I was conflicted about my feelings on the relationship as I am a mother of teens and I had a difficult time deciding how I felt about their relationship. My heart urged me to cheer them on while her immaturity kept my brain clearly on the 'this is why this is frowned upon' side of the fence. Overall it was a good story and I was never compelled to put it away without finishing, but I've personally outgrown this genre and I would have undoubtedly enjoyed it more 20 yrs ago.

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    LL Cool K 09-05-14
    LL Cool K 09-05-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Horrible reading of a great book"
    Would you try another book from Colleen Hoover and/or Heidi Baker?

    I have read all of Colleen Hoover's books. I think she captures young love and the characters who wallow in it extremely well. She has a very nice rhythm to her writing that makes it easy to get caught up in the characters and their stories.


    What did you like best about this story?

    There is a lot of emotion and believability woven into a very far fetched story. You get caught up in it.


    What didn’t you like about Heidi Baker’s performance?

    Heidi Baker was a mis-cast voice for this story. She sounds nothing like what a girl from Texas would sound like. Her read sounds disjointed and edited together.


    Any additional comments?

    I believe this book merits a re-recording. It's the first book in a very good young adult series and if you are being introduced to it solely based on the audio version people will stop listening mid book and never venture on to another.

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    Lexxie 03-16-14
    Lexxie 03-16-14 Member Since 2013

    Avid reader, blogger, compulsive one-clicker, genre-omnivore.

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    "Love the story of Slammed - excellent narrator"
    If you could sum up Slammed in three words, what would they be?

    Beautiful, sad, poignant


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Slammed?

    The slam poems! I loved how the narrator actually performed them.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Layken arrived at her first day in school...


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    Rene GAINESVILLE, VA, United States 02-03-14
    Rene GAINESVILLE, VA, United States 02-03-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Intriguing but poor narration"
    What did you like best about Slammed? What did you like least?

    The Slams were intriguing. Very dissatified with the narration. It really hurt the book.


    If you’ve listened to books by Colleen Hoover before, how does this one compare?

    I have listened to her Losing Hope books. They were outstanding! This did not hold up to those standards; however, this could be in part due to the poor narration.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Heidi Baker?

    Kate Rudd or Emily Gavin


    Did Slammed inspire you to do anything?

    Not really, but I was intrigued by her Slams.


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    Jenny 02-02-14
    Jenny 02-02-14
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    "Love the story - not the performance"
    Would you listen to Slammed again? Why?

    I cannot bring myself to listen to this again. I have purchased the book to read instead of listening to the awful performance.


    What other book might you compare Slammed to and why?

    This book interested me after I finished "When Summer Ends" by Isabelle Rae. I feel like, as a parent, I shouldn't be interested in books with parent/student relationships but in both books the relationship started before either character knew the other's age or profession.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Heidi Baker?

    No. I was not fond of this narrator at all.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Spoiler alert!! I couldn't stop the tears when I found out about Lake's mother.


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    Tina Penticton, BC, Canada 01-07-14
    Tina Penticton, BC, Canada 01-07-14 Member Since 2017
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    "Grossly immature"

    I swear this book was written by a fourteen-year-old girl. No MAN alive is attracted to a bitchface princess. How the lead character managed to attract a man, a best friend or even her own family's affection is ludicrous. A complete waste of time.

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    stacy Charlottesville, VA, United States 10-19-13
    stacy Charlottesville, VA, United States 10-19-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Why did I wait"
    Where does Slammed rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book might be one that is almost better listened to, then read. Slam Poetry is an important part of this book and the audio just brings it to life in a way reading it never could. Wonderful, just wonderful.


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