“Hit” By Lorie Ann Grover
“Hit” is a nice quick read for a cold winter day or a rainy day. Sarah is finishing her last year of High School. She has had a crush on her poetry teacher, Mr Haddings. He knows there is a crush and has tried several times to ward it off, even reciting a poem about it. One day on the way to school, Sarah is hit by a car, the person who hit her happen to be Mr Haddings. He feel sick, she has to have brain surgery and he doesn’t know what to do to make it right with her and her family. Her family is bitter towards the man who hit their daughter but her dad is reminded that forgiveness needs to be done. If not for the person who hit her but for their own hearts and minds. Meanwhile Mr Haddings realizes he does have feelings for Sarah but doesn’t want to admit it. The book ends abruptly. I never find out how their lives end, or continue on.
I loved this book. It was a quick read. Each chapter is written from either Sarah’s point of view or Mr Haddings. It was written so it was easy to follow along with the story line. The author even grabbed my attention with the characters. It may have been a short book, it may have ended abruptly, but it was still a good book.
I would recommend this to readers who enjoy a quick read with a bit of romance and family bonding, as well as family conflict. This is also a lesson on forgiveness and how to overcome deep hurt. I sure hope Lorie Ann Grover will write more short stories like this. It filled in some nights that I couldn’t sleep and it moved quickly.