Hit by Lorie Ann Grover: 4 of 5 STARS YA Review

Hit by Lorie Ann Grover. 2014. Blink. Goodreads.

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.


Hit by Lorie Ann Grover was an amazing read that hit me hard. Sarah was hit by a car and sent to the ER to save her life. Some of what she went through was so similar to what I went through with my brain tumor surgery. I shed some tears as I read Sarah’s story and remembered mine from last year.

This was such a great read! The only thing I would have liked was more story after the hospital days. I wanted to see more of her days/weeks/months after the accident. The read was still amazing though. I really felt what the family and friends were all feeling.

If you love clean teen contemporary reads with sadness and happiness then go read Hit!


Have you read Hit or something similar? What did you think about it?


Content Ratings: highlight between ( ) for details
Sexual: none
Language: none
Violence: very mild ( a car accident )

I received this ARC book from Blink. I am not paid for my reviews. My reviews are solely my opinion.

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