The Post Where I Review Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover

Publisher: Atria Books
Page count: 215 pages (US paperback edition)
Source: Purchased by me
Format: Print
15803860
Summary
 

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… 

 
Review
 
If you’ve read my past review for Slammed (which will be linked below) you know that I absolutely loved it. When I finished Slammed I was surprised to learn that there was a sequel and I was a little hesitant. I was hesitant because Slammed worked so well as a stand alone and I thought that a sequel would just drag it on. And boy am I glad I was wrong.
I loved all of it. I loved the relationships, poetry, and the break-up.
I think Kiersten is my favorite character in this book. She is just so smart and witty and brutally honest.
Even though the break-up broke my heart and made me so sad I’m glad Hoover put it in this book because it shows that Layken and Will aren’t a perfect couple and I think that a lot of people, especially teens need to read about that because when they read a lot of other books that have “perfect” relationships, they grow up and expect their partner to be perfect when no relationship is perfect and those types of books put the wrong idea into their heads.
Point of Retreat is amazing just like Hoover’s other books. I have so much love for this book, for Layken, Will, Kiersten, Eddie and the other characters who’s names I don’t remember (I read a lot of books it’s hard to remember anything about them).
I’m going to end this review with some of my favorite quotes from Point of Retreat:
“A guy can tell a girl he’s in love with her until he’s blue in the face. Words don’t mean anything to a woman when her head’s full of doubt. You have to show her.”
“If I were a carpenter, I would build you a window to my soul. But I would leave that window shut and locked, so that every time you tried to look through it all you would see is your own reflection. You would see that my soul is a reflection of you.” 
 
“My heart pounds against my chest. Not because I’m nervous. Not even because I want her worse that I’ve ever wanted her before. It’s pounding against my chest because I realize I’ve never been so sure about the rest of my life than I am in this moment. This girl is the rest of my life.” 
 
“Okay. Would you rather I looked like Hugh Jackman or George Clooney?” 
“Johnny Depp,” she says. 

She answers a little too fast for my comfort. “What the hell, Lake? You’re supposed to say Will! You’re supposed to say you want me to look like me!” 

“But you weren’t one of the options,” she says. 

“Neither was Johnny Depp!” 
 
Starred Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
This is not a sponsored review unless explicitly stated. All opinions expressed in this review belong to me and all products were purchased by me unless otherwise stated. All opinions are my own.

 

 

 

 

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