Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Book Review: This Girl


This Girl (Slammed, #3)

This Girl is the final book in the Slammed trilogy by Colleen Hoover.  Slammed told the story of Lake and Will's ill-timed meeting, and Point of Retreat took their relationship to the next level.  So what was left for This Girl?  Well, actually, it's a bit of a rewind.  I've heard This Girl described as "Slammed from Will's point of view."  I've even heard people say that they found it boring or skimmed parts of it because it was just a recap.  So I went into it feeling a little cautious.....

But was very happy to find that it was still overflowing with wonderful Colleen Hoover magic.  This Girl begins as Will and Lake get married.  And then, on their honeymoon (which is just an overnight at a hotel in their town), Will makes Lake swoon by telling her the story of their relationship from his point of view..... beginning as his parents died.  His version of events includes some things that we faithful readers (and Lake) definitely didn't know about before, including some wonderful insights into Lake's mother.  And, of course, more slam poetry.  While I really like Colleen Hoover's other books, I just won't ever love them as much as this series... because, slam poetry.

So while others have been lukewarm about this book, I butterflying loved it.  (Did you get that reference, loyal CoHo fans?  Good.)

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