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.
almost an ode to poetry
Is almost an ode to poetry
The not as popular writing
That not many read
But a lot of people don't know
I also write poetry
So I connected in a way to this story
As the words flowed
I enjoyed this ode.
The love of writing it is embedded in me, I was born with it and tend to hear words and rhymes constantly. But enough about me. Let's review this story :)
Ok, I've heard a lot about slammed. It's one of the stories of Hoovers I hadn't read. So I decided to listen to it on audio. I love what Hoover did with this, this an older story of hers but it still has that touch. Layken and Will come together in an unfortunate way. Death has really surrounded all of them and they question what they did to deserve it. Slammed is a story as much as it is heartbreaking, there's hope just twisted in there.
I enjoyed this story, it didn't bring me to ugly cry but it touched me enough. The narrator was different and at first I was afraid I wouldn't truly connect. But her voice grew on me and kept me engrossed in the story.
Overall, I give this Four Boundless Stars....Lissa
Loved the Slam Poetry
The highlight of this audiobook was listening to the narrator perform the poems. She brought so much emotion to the poems. The Slam poetry added a new level of interest to the book. It was an intriguing story line, with lots of twist. So many likeable characters with a lesson to learn from all.
Overall I can't complain too much. I thought the reading was a little overly dramatic. I think this book would have been better read than listened to.