Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover


The title sort of summarizes it perfectly. I was very, very disappointed with this book. Lake annoyed me so much that I even considered throwing the book away and while I loved reading from Will’s POV, he was way too cheesy. There are basically only two major things that happen in this book and I hated both of them. Like, I literally rolled my eyes when they occurred and said out loud: ‘Is this for real?’

The story is set one year after the events of Slammed. Lake and Will are both raising their brothers and attending university. They still hang out with Eddie and Gavin and the two kids get a new friend/neighbour Kiersten. Everyone is happy and spending time with each other and then Lake and Will get into a fight, Lake starts throwing tantrums, she basically behaves like a 15-year-old and Will does everything he can think of to get her back. Part two in the book: they get into an accident and Lake is in terrible state. One hospital scene follows the next. The book ends with a not-exactly-a-surprise and we are left wandering what exactly went wrong here?

Will was so immature in this book, he went from being a responsible adult to a confused teenager. All he does is chase after a girl who doesn’t deserve it. Lake, why did you get so upset with what happened? You’ve been dating Will for a year now and then you act like a child? Seriously? The kids saved the book because they were very adorable and funny but Will’s actions regarding Kel and Caulder were uncharacteristic. You don’t threaten 12-year-olds, especially if you are a teacher!

I don’t really know what else to say because I’m afraid I’ll start criticising even more. Eddie and Gavin were lovely and so was Sherry, they made the novel better. The story was focused mostly on Lake and Will but not in a good way like in the first book. I honestly don’t know how the novel got such rave reviews. It seemed like it was mostly written for money and not a lot of thought went into it and that is such a shame because Slammed was really good. There is no way I’m reading the third book, even though it’s mostly about the first one but I just want to preserve the memory of Slammed as it was before I read Point of Retreat.

Love is the most beautiful thing in the world. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the hardest things in the world to hold on to, and one of the easiest things to throw away.

Colleen Hoover, Point of Retreat

Author: murmuringletters

A bookish girl in love with stories in all shapes and sizes. Fan of Harry Potter, fantasy literature and Scotland. Collector of tea cups and bookmarks, history enthusiast, believer in fairyland.

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