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Sarah is a senior with a full-ride scholarship to Mills College for Girls and a future that seems set in stone---that is until she signs up for a poetry class and falls for Mr. Haddings, a student teacher from the nearby University of Washington, and becomes convinced Mr. Haddings is flirting back. But everything changes when Mr. Haddings feels a thud on his front bumper and finds Sarah in the street with blood pooling beneath her. . .

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Blink
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 9780310729495
ISBN-13: 9780310729495
UPC: 025986729493

Publisher's Description

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.

Author Bio

Lorie Ann Grover is the author of young adult novels including Hit, which Hypable calls "a powerful book about tragedy and recovery which shows you both sides of the story, for better or worse." She has authored Loose Threads, a Booklist Top 10 Youth First Novel, and On Pointe, a Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year. As a literacy advocate, she is a co-founder of readergirlz, which was awarded the National Book Foundation’s Innovations in Reading Prize. 

 

Editorial Reviews

High-school senior Sarah McCormick loves poetry, especially when it pours from the lips of her teacher, whom the students call by his last name: Haddings. But any relationship between them is forbidden, at least until Sarah graduates. Still, Sarah writes Haddings a letter, and intends to deliver it to him at school, but on the way, she’s hit by a car, driven by Haddings himself, and is rushed to the hospital for emergency brain surgery. The story, related in present tense, alternates between Sarah Haddings’ viewpoints. Torn apart by remorse, Haddings cannot stay away from the place he is wanted the least: the surgery waiting room. A few plot devices, such as Haddings’ eavesdropping, strains credibility. The story moves swiftly, though, and the battle for control between Sarah and her mother, introduced early in the book, is well portrayed as Sarah fights the battle for her recovery. One of the most interesting and realistic facets of the story centers on the uncertain process of recovering brain function, and the accompanying emotional roller coaster of success and loss. --- Diane Colson

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  1. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    Hit by Lori Ann Grover
    October 7, 2014
    Ashley Snyder
    This review was written for Hit.
    I was really looking forward to reading Hit and in most ways I loved it. Over all the book was a good, quick, and thought provoking read. It makes you really think about forgiveness and grace. Grover really expertly weaves poetry in throughout the book which really highlights those points. Also Grover really has an amazing talent of getting right down to the core of emotions like physical pain, personal image, grief, and gilt.The main thing that really disappointed me was the shortness of the book as a whole and also the shortness of the timeline that takes place. The book is only about twodays and while it make the book easy and quick to get through it also leaves little room to really truly connect with the characters. It lacked the length or at least an epilogue, maybe something that took place a year or so later to show how well Sarah recovers and if/when she goes to college. I personally would love to see a sequel continuing Sarah's road to bright yet difficult future and Hasting's journey to of excepting forgiveness. Alas I'll take one book with a gorgeous cover. Overall I would recommend Hit with an enthusiastic 4.5/5 stars.

    *I was provided an ARC by the publisher in exchange for a honest review*
  2. Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Poetic
    October 1, 2014
    cici
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    This review was written for Hit.
    Hit by Leslie Ann Grover is stunning. This is the story about young love and the concequences of unrequited love. Sarah is just beginning her college career and becomes infatuated with her poetry professor and we all know those kinds of feelings never go down well. For one, they are not conducive to the learning environment and secondly, they almost always end with one or both parties suffering so much damage. Many involved in this kind of situation will learn so many lessons the hard way but in this story it is beautifully described with a magical undertone. I thoroughly devoured this story because I could feel the emotions and the challenges were so realistic. The tension, the pain, the strength makes for an amazing read. It was such a pleasure to delve into the new world of Sarah, I only hope there are more stories from Grover sooner than later. I was given a review copy from Booklookbloggers and all opinions are my own.
  3. Rib Lake, WI
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    Doesn't have much story
    September 30, 2014
    Emily
    Rib Lake, WI
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 3
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 3
    This review was written for Hit.
    Written by: Lorie Ann Grover

    Published by: Blink

    I enjoy reading fiction of all kinds, and thats why I chose to read this book even though it is a young adult book.

    Hit tells the story of a teenager who is hit while crossing a crosswalk. The man who hit her is a teacher of hers who she had had a crush on. The story is told from each of their perspectives.

    Who the book is for:

    Written for teens, maybe this book would be more enjoyable to them than it was to me.

    What I liked:

    The characters are interesting enough.

    The fact that the book is written in first perspective is an interesting change.

    What I didnt like:

    Theres not a whole lot to the story. Basically, the girl is in the hospital the whole time and the story takes place over the course of three days.

    Theres not much of a message to this book.

    My conclusion:

    Overall, Im not really a fan of this book. It is okay, but could definitely have gone deeper.

    I give Hit 3 out of 5 stars.

    I received this book free to review from BookLook. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255.
  4. Bloomer, WI
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Every choice has a consequence what will you choose?
    September 29, 2014
    Blooming with Books
    Bloomer, WI
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Hit.
    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.
  5. Cottonwood, CA
    Age: Under 18
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Really Good
    September 9, 2014
    hannah97
    Cottonwood, CA
    Age: Under 18
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Hit.
    Hit by Lorie Ann Grover is a fast intense read. The story is made more real by the fact that its based off of something that happen to the authors daughters best friend. I really enjoyed the story but I just wish that it was a bit longer. More fleshed out I guess. I felt like I needed more. More of a back story and more of an ending. But then without those things it makes you focus more on the accident itself and thats what this whole book is about.
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