Source: For Review, Netgalley
Why I wanted to read it: Because I LOVED Slammed and couldn't NOT read this one.
Point of Retreat is the follow-up to Slammed, one of my favorite reads of 2012. This review will contain spoilers of Slammed. SO GO READ THAT ONE NOW!!
Point of Retreat was everything I was hoping for and more. Having loved Slammed, I was a little worried that this one wouldn't be as good. Will and Layken are together now and still living across the street from each other. Layken's mom has died and she is taking care of her brother while Will continues to help raise his little brother. I knew this book was going to involve a past love of Will's and this was going to create a conflict between him and Layken.
This storyline could have been boring. BUT Colleen Hoover has this amazing ability of taking something ordinary and turning it into something extraordinary! She does this by creative writing and making her characters come to life.
If there's one word I could use to describe the characters in this book it would be authentic. I LOVE ALL of them. I want to be in their little family. And Will. Oh my. What a freaking catch.
This book made me cry but it also made me laugh out loud and gave me that feel-good feeling.
It's a must read for anyone who enjoyed Slammed.
I highly recommend these books to anyone looking for a contemporary YA read filled with authentic characters, laughter, incredible writing, all around amazingness and a bit of slam poetry.
"I've learned something about my heart. It can break. It can be ripped apart. It can harden and freeze. It can stop. Completely. It can shatter into a million pieces. It can explode. It can die. The only thing that made it start beating again? The moment you opened your eyes."
"It's like you came along and woke up my soul."
"Sometimes it feels good to have your biggest fears discounted with a simple compliment."
Bottom Line: Point of Retreat was an on-point follow-up to Slammed and Colleen Hoover is butterflying brilliant! 4.5/5