November 9 by Colleen Hoover
“You’ll never be able to find yourself if you’re lost in someone else.”
I think I have said this a million times but I will say it once again. Colleen Hoover is one of the best authors that have ever existed and will ever exist. I am completely grateful for her parents for having this child and allowing her to inspire me in more ways than one. Her stories, ALL of them, have touched me in one way or another. I usually read many good books that have enamored me, but Colleen Hoover hasn't done it with one book but with all of hers. I have never followed an author the way I follow Colleen and it is with reason. November 9 like all of her other books is compelling, intriguing, and deeply romantic.
In this book Colleen makes us adore the thing us young reader usually hate: insta love. Ben and Falloon meet and instantly they have an undying attraction. However, Fallon is leaving to New York to start a new life after her face was scarred in a fire. Since she is leaving they decide to spend their last day together and because of their obvious attraction decide to meet every year the same day. They do this and they start falling in love with each other. Fallon becomes Ben's muse for a new book he is writing. However, Ben has secrets that involve Fallon and when she finds out it was a major and tragic plot twist I didn't see coming.
One of the most intriguing factors of this book is how unique the characters are. Fallon is a very insecure girl who aspired to be an actress. After the fire and her scarred face she knows her acting career is not going to happen. She carries a lot of hate inside but she is still sassy and really funny.
Ben is a writer. That's enough for me to love him. I also loved the fact that the story was told in both of their points of view so I got every single detail from both of their lives. Every single moment is narrated by both. I loved his cocky and funny personality, they both had me laughing and crying all throughout the book.
After the book ending, and throughout many stages of the book I found myself in pain. Not a bad kind of pain, but the type of pain that occurs when you've stumbled around a really good story and you know the characters lives have to end but you really don't want them to. I cried so much and I wanted to throw the book in Colleen's face and tell her to stop making me wish for guys like Ben. I really adored this one. Also, I fangirled when they referenced Ugly Love (Tate, Ian, and Miles make an appearance) and I spent time trying to understand why Hoover would want to hurt me further with referencing one of my favorite books from her. I hope you read November 9, you won't be disappointed.
“When you find love, you take it. You grab it with both hands and you do everything in your power not to let it go. You can’t just walk away from it and expect it to linger until you’re ready for it.”
--- 5 INCREDIBLE STARS---