Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Hit by Lorie Ann Grover, New Release & Review!
After receiving a full-ride scholarship to Mills College for Girls, it appears Sarah's future is all laid out before her—that is until she walks into a poetry class led by Mr. Haddings, a student teacher from the nearby University of Washington. Suddenly, life on the UW campus seems very appealing, and Sarah finds herself using her poetry journal to subtly declare her feelings for Haddings. Convinced Mr. Haddings is flirting back, she sets off for school in the rain with a poem in her back pocket—one that will declare her feelings once and for all.
Mr. Haddings has noticed Sarah's attention; the fallout from any perceived relationship with a student is too great a risk, and he has decided to end all speculation that morning.
But everything changes when Mr. Haddings feels a thud on his front bumper when he glances away from the road, and finds Sarah in the street with blood pooling beneath her."
The summary of this book caught my interest and I was fortunate to receive and ARC of the book. I have never read anything from Grover before and was pleasantly surprised at how her writing style was easy to read, keeping my interest until the very last page. Hit is written from two perspectives; Sarah's and Hadding's. As a reader I appreciated being able to read each person's perspective and I felt like I understood so much more of what they were feeling and thinking. It helped round out the story so much more. Hit is a gripping and emotional read that spans a three day period. I couldn't put it down until I was done. I find myself reflecting on the story because the characters and their actions have left an impression. Everyone should read Hit! It makes you realize how quickly life can change in an instant and how forgiveness is sometimes easier said than done.
You can pick up your own copy via Amazon.
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