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9.29.2014

Hit ~ Review

Hit
By Lorie Ann Grover

Sarah seems to have it made.  A scholarship to Mills College.  A loving family.  A great friend.  And a secret crush. But in an instant it could all come to an end.  And everyone involved with Sarah all too soon realizes what they may lose

Taking place over several days Hit is told through the viewpoints of both Sarah and Mr. Haddings. Which makes for a fuller story - a more complete picture.  This is a story that will appeal to teens and tweens who are, like Sarah, trying to determine what their future should be and how it will look.  Even when everything appears darkest there is hope.

If you have read Lorie's previous books - one can agree with me when I say Lorie is not stuck in a genre when it comes to writing.  But the quality remains high which is one of her draws.

I was provided an uncorrected ARC (advanced review copy) in exchange for my honest review.

About the Book:
After receiving a scholarship to Mills College, Sarah’s future is clear … until she walks into a poetry class led by Mr. Haddings, a student teacher from the nearby University of Washington. Suddenly, life at UW seems very appealing, and Sarah begins to use her poetry journal to subtly declare her feelings for Mr. Haddings. Convinced he is flirting back, she sets off for school in the rain with a poem in her back pocket—saying how she really feels.
Mr. Haddings has been noticing Sarah’s attention, and he decides to end all speculation that morning. But everything changes when he feels a thud on his front bumper and finds Sarah in the street with blood pooling beneath her.