Monday, November 9, 2015

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"November 9 is yet another breathtaking novel by Colleen Hoover that's full of blushing, gushing, and heartache. I loved every page and breathed in every beautiful word."
—Anna Todd, Author of the After series

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November 9November 9 by Colleen Hoover
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day of her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in L.A. together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year. Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twist.

Can Ben’s relationship with Fallon—and simultaneously his novel—be considered a love story if it ends in heartbreak?


From the very first chapter, I knew this book was going to be something special. I applaud Colleen Hoover for broadening her writing talent over the years, trying new things, but as I read November 9 I was pulled back to the beginning. The very beginning. I felt this book contained the essence that has been the foundation her fantastic career has been built upon. She knows how to simplify complexities with innate attention to detail and an unrivaled ability to see the beauty in all things. I spent so much time highlighting whole passages, single lines, was inspiring. It may not be like anything she's ever written before, but it is exactly what we've come to expect from Colleen Hoover. Palpable emotions, anger, love. This book has the ability to strip the reader bare, exposing everything. Leaving everything, and staying with you for a very long time. You need to read November 9 with a clean mind. Go in blind. Go in ready. Colleen Hoover novels aren't meant to be described; they're meant to be felt, and I felt every single word. With such high praise, the only reason I couldn't rate this novel five stars was due to the dramatized plot twist. The Ben twist. As I type this, I'm still not exactly sure how I can verbalize why the new realizations effected my overall feelings of the book, I just know that it was a pivotal moment where things did change. I know I will be the minority on this, but I almost felt the book lost something with the plot twist. I think every feel, every experience that was felt up until that point would have been just as perfect without it. Perhaps my emotions just peaked too soon. Perhaps I'm just weird. Regardless, a book doesn't have to be perfect to me to be perfect for you and this book definitely has the potential to be just that. Perfect.


Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, This Girl, Point of Retreat, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Finding Cinderella, Maybe Someday, Ugly Love, Maybe Not, and Confess. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys.


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