November 9 by Colleen Hoover
Genre: New Adult | Contemporary | Romance
Length: 310 pages
Published on 10th November 2015 by Atria Books
Purchase: Amazon | Book Depository
Borrowed from my library
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?
Yes I was snickering, when I found out I could post this review on November 9th, I’m like that haha. This book honestly had me hooked from page 1, it’s split into five chunks. Each chunk is another year on November 9th, meaning we get to skip out the months in between because that wouldn’t be very interesting when this story is meant to take place on November 9th each year.
Fallon and Ben as characters are likable from the beginning, I also loved how we get both their POV’s so we really get a sense of who they are as characters. Also I wrote down this ‘I can’t decide if this is insta love or not like “insta love with an awareness”?’ The reason I wrote that, is because of the first part, where these two first meet, there’s like this instant connection but at one point one of them says that this is like fast. Got me thinking, is it possible to have insta love but be aware of it? But would that mean it’s no longer instant love if you’re aware of it?
I digress, this story is quick paced and due to the way it’s been written, with us seeing the characters growth over 5 years; it keeps you engaged – wondering what will happen on their next meeting. Particularly as they give one another tasks to do to get closer to their goals.
Love is definitely more of a focus within this book but we also see how the characters grow, change and how they deal when truths come to light.
I’d just like to say, I think they should’ve published it on Nov 9th cause like, it’d be fitting you know? Anyway, have you read this book? What did you think if you have? If you haven’t do you want to?