Book Title: November 9
Author: Colleen Hoover
Published By: Atria on November 10th, 2015
Summary : “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.”
Every time I pick up a CoHo book I assume it is going to be a book about some type of domestic crime. This was a refreshing surprise by one of my favorite authors. She was able to keep my attention even though I went into the book expecting something completely different from what I was given. This book had so many ups and downs for me, there were times where I didn’t want to put it down and a few times where I was like OK.. I know how this is going to end, can we be done yet? If you feel like this while reading this book please do me the favor and DON’T put it down!! Because just like always she throws you a curve ball right towards the end that just blows your mind. I gave this book 5 stars because how can you not give a book 5 stars when you literally put off doing everything in your life for 7 hours so that you can read this in a day?? Exactly lol. Although this was definitely not my favorite book by this author, I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a quick read.
I don’t have many negative things to say about this book other than the fact that I didn’t really like the characters. I know what ya’ll are thinking, “How could you even like the book if you don’t like the characters?!?!”. so, it’s not that I didn’t like them at all.. I just don’t think that they progressed/developed very well. This book covers 5 years of the same characters going from ages 18 to 23 and I feel like they don’t change at all. Which is super unrealistic and it was driving me crazy that two 23 year old’s were still acting like teenagers. I didn’t hate them, but I would have really liked to see more character development.
My favorite part of this book is actually the idea behind it. It made me sit and think about if I was put in a position where I had to meet with a complete stranger once a year for five years. I love the idea and I wish it were more realistic to do something like this because I just love it! It;s like having a friend without having to do the crappy part. You pick up right where you left off and just have this completely awesome friendship that would last a lifetime. I don’t know how these authors come up with these stories but thank god they do because they make me use my brain and imagination so much.
I have about 3 or 4 more books of Colleen Hoover’s to read so look forward to seeing her name again.. hopefully in the near future 🙂