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Review & Giveaway | HIT by Lorie Ann Grover

In one moment, everything changes…

Lorie Ann Grover

*** Special THANK YOU to Megan & Spark Point Studio for providing me with a review copy. My review is my own personal opinion.***


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.


I was born and raised in Miami, Florida. I used to pretend to read before I could by carrying around Nancy Drew books and flipping through the pages. I studied ballet for ten years and was a member of the Miami Ballet Company. When I grew too tall for the profession, I turned my focus to fine art at the University of Miami. Eventually, my love for the written word yielded verse novels and board books. My fantasy novel, Firstborn, received a Kirkus Starred Review, and my board book, Bedtime Kiss for Little Fish, was named a Parents Magazine Best Children’s Book. I co-founded readergirlz and readertotz. Living with my husband in the foothills of Mt. Rainier, I write, practice weapons tai chi, and watch hawks take flight.

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I haven’t read a book that has kept me so riveted in a long time!
I literally read this book in one sitting…I could not stop reading!
This book begins with a bang and the chaos that ensues is mesmerizing.
I felt strong connections to both Sarah and Haddings from the beginning.
I went through the roller coaster of emotions that they experienced.
In other words, I feel like I lived this experience with them.
I don’t know how I would have reacted had I been in either of their shoes.
Hit is a book that I’ll keep and re-read again and again. I just love it so much!
It’s a book I’ll recommend to all my friends.
It’s scary and heartwrenching and deep.
Mostly, Hit is a glorious reminder that life can change in a moment and it’s the decisions we make following those life-changing moments that really matter.


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I’ll announce the WINNER on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7TH….so hurry and enter today!!!


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