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Title: November 9
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publication Date: November 10th, 2015
Publisher: Atria Paperback
Category: New Adult
Star Rating: 5 out of 5
Beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover returns with an unforgettable love story between a writer and his unexpected muse.
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.
There are many authors that have more than one book published. There are not very many authors where I’ve read all of their books and been 100% captivated by every single one of them. For me Colleen Hoover is one of those authors. I’ve never disliked a single book by her. When I heard that she was going to be releasing a new book, I knew it was going be fantastic. Once it was released everyone was raving about it and honestly that doesn’t surprise me because everything Colleen writes is amazing. Going into November 9 I expected no less then perfection. In my opinion, perfect is exactly what this book was. I honestly cannot express how much I love this book. It was so beautifully written and the book itself was pure bliss. I was instantly captivated and quickly read it within three and a half hours. I started reading it at 1am thinking I’d read a few chapters then go to sleep- HAHA. Therefore, I didn’t get much sleep but it was totally worth it. That being said, if your laying down for bed and want to read a few chapters before you go to sleep, that will not happen with November 9. It will be one of those situations where you keep telling yourself, “just one more chapter” and before you know it you have to get up in three hours.
These characters are apart of what really draws you into this book, they’re witty and sassy and so full of personality. The plot line is interesting but most certainly intriguing because the story takes place on the same day every year, November 9th. We don’t get anything in between, just strictly what happens on November 9th every year for six years. Sounds kind a boring, I know, but I swear it’s far from that. This novel filled with feels that make your heart want to combust. This book doesn’t have your typical chapter set up. Each November 9th is a chapter so in reality there are only six chapters. I’m also one of those people where I hate to stop reading in the middle of a chapter so the setup makes things a bit more interesting.
“People say not to judge a book by its cover, but what if you somehow read the inside of the book without seeing the cover first? And what if you really liked what was inside that book? Of course when you go to close the book and are about to see the cover for the first time, you hope it’s something you’ll find attractive. Because who wants an incredibly written book sitting on their bookshelf if they have to stare at a shitty cover?” –Ben
Luckily, November 9 is one of those books that are stunning inside and out. Because you’re right Ben, there’s nothing worse then a well written book with a shitty cover sitting on your shelf.
Eighteen year old Fallon O’Neill is one of those characters where she’s gone through a pretty traumatic time. She was sixteen and already had a great path paved out for her; she landed nice acting job that was quickly becoming popular. Until one day, the confident girl becomes scarred both physically and mentally leaving her self-conscious and shy. She much rather hide herself from the world then go out and live in it. After having enough she decided that she wants to turning things around for herself by leaving Los Angles, and moveing to New York. Until her life as she knows it comes to an abrupt stop when Ben weasels his way in.
Eighteen year old Benton James Kessler is a writer. If you ask him he’s not really a writer because he’s yet to publish anything but in reality, he’s a writer. He holds some pretty deep secrets and struggles with his own personal demons caused by an unfortunate event that occurred when he was sixteen. He is a brother of three and his parents aren't around. His life is a bit all over the place after the events that occurred back when he was sixteen so he now spends most of his nights in a drunken stupor relying on his brother, up until the day he met Fallon.
She "loved me" in quotations
She kissed me in bold
I TRIED TO KEEP HER in all caps
She left with an ellipsis . . .
-Benton James Kessler
As a reader I went through so many feels over the duration of six Novembers. I laughed, cried, got angry, and had my heart ripped out of my chest. At one point I was so distraught I legit couldn't breath. I had to put the book down, register what just happened, and reign in my emotions. November 9 is easily now one of my favorite COHO books. I highly suggest picking up this book as soon as humanly possibly. If you don't own it then stop what you're doing right and go pick up a copy, and while you're at it be sure to pick up a box of tissues too. Or maybe two with some chocolate.
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My name is Devynn, I'm a 18 year old girl who resides in sunny Southern California. Most of my time is spent with my nose stuck in a book or on the back of a horse. I love the outdoors and hiking, specifically in the spring when everything is blooming and beautiful!