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THIS GIRL
by Colleen Hoover

Genre: Young Adult, New Adult

2013 New Adult Nominee

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The final installment of the Slammed series, told from Will Cooper’s point of view, continues his and Lake’s story. A good portion of the story centers on Will’s perspective from the first book, Slammed. Prepare to be inundated with buckets full of emotion once the alternate storyline catches up to the present. The epilogue alone will send readers scurrying for their hankies, as Hoover once again proves how supremely competent she is in wringing emotion from her readers. With a well-rounded cast of characters who won’t easily be forgotten, and one final, memorable poem from Will, This Girl is a heartwarming, amazing story.

Will and Lake are on their honeymoon when Lake questions him about his perception of their early relationship. With reluctance, Will opens up to Lake and reveals his side of the story — his thoughts and feelings from when they first met. Lake must react to new revelations from Will’s past. As newlyweds just starting out, and with siblings to raise, is their relationship already in peril, as both good and bad secrets are let out into the open? (ATRIA, Aug., 256 pp., $15.00, ISBN: 9781476746531, TR, 18 & Up)

Reviewed By: Susannah Balch

Publisher: ATRIA

Published: August 2013

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