November 9 by Colleen Hoover
Publication Date: November 10th 2015
Genres: Fiction, New Adult, Fantasy
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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.
Can Ben’s relationship with Fallon—and simultaneously his novel—be considered a love story if it ends in heartbreak?
Rowena and I agreed to read November 9 by Colleen Hoover so we could review it together. She started it in the morning. I started it in the afternoon of the same day. The Premise:
Girl is having awkward and painful breakfast with her father when boy in the next booth over comes to her rescue and pretends to be her boyfriend. They spend the day together and agree to meet up every year for 5 years on November 9th. The story is only told during their November 9th meetups, so everything we learn about the characters we learn from their meetings one day a year.
We kept messaging each other as we read. Things like:
Me: OMG! This book is adorable!
Her: I KNOW! I’m loving this.
You guys, I’m serious. This book was freaking adorable. The banter. The wit! The romance! The humor!
She was busy during the day and didn’t get much reading time in. I had the same problem. We were both frustrated because we just wanted to get back to the book.
Finally, around 8pm I had a chance to really sit down and dig into the story. It was freaking adorable!
So there I was, cruising right along, loving this adorable story when BAM, I got to the Fourth November 9. I was like, WTF JUST HAPPENED RIGHT NOW!?!?
I couldn’t read fast enough. I had to see what was going to happen. AND THEN IT GOT WORSE, YOU GUYS. IT FUCKING GOT WORSE. MY LIFE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN!
I finished the book and texted Rowena:
I was so overcome I took to Twitter:
I waited for Rowena to finish the damn book. Finally she messaged me around 11pm.
Then I sat back and waited, because I knew what was coming. I knew.
I know, Rowena. I know.
Finally I texted her around 12:30am to ask if she’d finished the book. She called me at quarter to 1.
Her: Holly! What was that? I can’t even right now.
Me: I don’t even know. I…it..I just…
Her: I fucking hated that book.
The next morning I sent her a message.
Me: I’m still thinking about the book.
Her: Me too.
Me: I fucking loved that book.
Okay, so for all that, the truth is we loved this book. It was a wild roller coaster ride neither of us wanted to end. We laughed, we cried, we got so angry we wanted to smash something…
It was perfect.
Holly’s Grade: 5 out of 5
Rowena’s Grade: 5 out of 5
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