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The characters are hard to relate to in most ways and there aren't very many in the first place.
The storyline follows pretty much what you would expect from pretty much any teen-pregnancy story with a couple of twists thrown in.
Only Nick Hornby could write a book on a difficult subject that's this touching and funny at the same time!
I like Hornby's sense of humor and I feel like his main character, Sam, has quite a bit of Hornby's inPublished 2 months ago by LakeviewGirl
Life is sometimes out of control, chaotic and sometimes you don't know what's gonna happen next? Sometimes it's just pure chaos. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kamiyahagi
I love how Nick Hornby captures voices and in Slam he captures the voice of a 16-year-old boy fairly successfully in a tale of adolescent pregnancy. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Justin Law
Well, you know it's not the best book i've ever written but if you like it buy it. The story is not realistic and very long. Sam needs to much text to describe something. Read morePublished 8 months ago by MAGICman***
'Slam' is the story of a British teenager who gets his girlfriend pregnant and the consequences they face. Read morePublished 8 months ago by lazza
Always enjoy Hornby's writing! Great reading. I can often see myself identifying with one of his characters and then it becomes a cat and mouse scenario!Published 13 months ago by Andre du Plessis
Entertaining, nothing earth shattering but perfect for a lazy day or a holiday read by the pool.
If you want a light hearted view of growing up then this is a good read.
I used this for my 12th grade English class (British Literature). The students are below average to average readers. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Dershs