Book: November 9
Author: Colleen Hoover
Read: December 13th, 2015
Rating: 4.89/5 Stars
Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day before 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.
This book absolutely blew me away, I can’t even tell you how much of a genius Colleen Hoover is. The way this story was told and interwoven is truly incredible. Hoover is a gift to the world of literature.
I recommend going into this story completely blind, because I knew nothing about it whatsoever and it was so cool to be able to figure out what was going on with the characters.
Lets start with the thoughts shall we… so this book literally had plot twist after plot twist, and I’m not one who gets fooled by books very easily but this one had some serious shocks!
and I may have thrown the book a couple times.
The emotions and feels in this book are so high, and you honestly find yourself experiencing everything the characters are experiencing, my heart was both broken and fulfilled along with the characters.
Ben is such a complex and interesting character, with scars of his own, which unlike Fallon, are not visible. I found the back-story to Ben which we see in the end, to be so intense and interesting to read about. Whilst Fallon is this fiery,
sometimes stubborn person, whom I also found quite interesting to read about, although at times she was sort-of irrational.
Oh, and I can’t forget to mention the Ugly Love reference/tie in!! Especially what we found out due to Miles and Tate’s appearance, it was so fun and such an awesome idea to add into the already abundant plot.
The concept of this story is so unique, and the way it is written goes along with that perfectly. As always, Hoover has some genius dialogue in her novels, and this one is no exception. The only thing I feel may have slightly been lacking in is the characters, however maybe that’s because the story was so focused on the love aspect, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing either.
I love how the whole story was woven together and tied up. This book sure was an emotional rollercoaster, one that had many dips and turns, but I’d go through it all again just to read this incredibly put together story of Fallon O’Neill and Benton James Kessler.
I can say with 100% certainty that November 9th will never be the same again.
Yeah that’s it,