November 9 by Colleen Hoover
Published on November 19, 2015 by Atria Books
Genres New Adult, Romance
November 9 is equally based around two main characters, Fallon and Ben. Fallon meets Ben, who is an aspiring writer, the day she is planning to move from LA to New York. Their instant attraction to each other leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in LA together and her seemingly eventful life becomes the creative inspiration for a novel that Ben has been searching for. Over the course of several years and among many different relationships and tribulations that occur in their own separate lives, they continue to meet once a year on the day they met, November 9th, until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth of creating a perfect reality for the same of the ultimate plot twist.
As with every Colleen Hoover novel I read, this book was not what I expected, it was much more. I don’t like putting her books into just the genre of New Adult and Romance because I honestly feel that they are much more then that. I was a bit unsure about this book because of the way it is written. The beginning chapters introduce us to Fallon and Ben, giving us a bit of insight into their backgrounds and surrounding the day they meet. The book then jumps to the “Second Number 9” and then the “Third November 9” and so on and so forth. However, it worked great. I didn’t feel as if I lost any of the character development or got to know the characters less with this type of writing. Inside each of these sections, the chapters alternate between Fallon’s point of view and Ben’s.
November 9 is a fantastic book, but one I am having a hard time reviewing without giving away any spoilers. Because fans of Colleen Hoover know that there is always at least one plot twist. The ones in this book I did not see coming at all. Every time I read another of her books I think, “This one is definitely my favorite.” But that’s a lie; at the moment it’s tied between November 9, Ugly Love and Maybe Someday. If you haven’t read any of her work, I encourage to do so immediately. This book was no different from her others; it makes me laugh, it made me cry and at the end of the book, I wished that it would continue. Happy reading!