book review

Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover

Goodreads Synopsis: Layken and Will have managed to overcome the obstacles that threatened to destroy their love, proving that they are destined for one another. What they are about to learn, however, is that the things that have brought them together may be the very things that ruin their connection forever…

Layken is left second-guessing the relationship whilst Will is jumping over hurdles to prove his love for her. What the young lovers discover about themselves along this journey may change their entire world, and the lives of those who depend upon them the most…

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The first thing I have to say is that Point of Retreat wasn’t as good as the first book, Slammed. This was mostly about Will and Layken being immature, throwing tantrums, and wanting to have sex, but waiting because Layken’s mom said to wait at least a year. What the heck happened to Will from the first book?! There’s a lot of things Will did in this book that really bothered me. A few things that really stood out…

1) He disabled Layken’s car battery so she’d have to ride with him to Detroit.
2) He wouldn’t let Layken take the vase full of paper stars that HER MOTHER made just because he wanted to see her.
3) The way he handled Kristen’s bully. What man in his early twenties threatens a twelve year old!? There are much better, way more mature, and less psychotic ways to talk to a bully.

While Will and Layken have their feud, Kal and Caulder have a new friend Kristen, who is being bullied, and Eddie and Gavin find out they’re going to be parents. I would actually be interested in reading a book from Eddie and Gavin’s POV.

I feel like this book was unnecessary, but I still enjoyed some parts of it. There’s a part of the book that really took me by surprise after the group went to slam. Up until that point, the book dragged. After? It went by pretty fast. Kristen was probably my favourite character.

I’m not sure if I’ll read the third book soon, from what I’ve read and been told, it’s a retelling of Slammed from Will’s point of view… And I really hated Will’s point of view in this book, and I don’t like reading the same book twice in such a short timespan.

My Rating: tumblr_inline_nbptlpV9ce1qdokuq tumblr_inline_nbptlxaJcu1qdokuq tumblr_inline_nbptl5RKBV1qdokuq

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