Slammed by Colleen Hoover Book Talk

Title: Slammed

Author: Colleen Hoover

Available on: Overdrive

Slammed with grief.  18 year old Layken moves to Michigan with her mother and little brother after her father dies suddenly. 

Slammed with love.  Layken meets her new neighbor, Will, and they instantly connect. 

Slammed with death.  Will is the only one who can help Layken

Slammed, a novel with passion, poetry, tragedy, romance-everything that makes life worth living.


In Slammed, Will has a passion for slam poetry, and shares one of his slam poems with Layken on their first date.  If you would like to learn more about slam poetry or would like to try writing your own slam poems, please visit Poetry Tea Time’s blog entry, “How to Throw a Poetry Slam.”

To see a slam poem performed, please enjoy this video of teacher and poet, Sarah Kay, presenting her original slam poem, “If I Should Have a Daughter.”

I hope you have fun reading and creating your own piece of slam poetry…just in time for National Poetry Month.

– Kristen

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