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Review for November 9 by Colleen Hoover!


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Overall Rating: **** (4/5)

Amazon Rating: **** (4.8/5)

One Sentence Review: You will either really love this novel, hate it, or can’t decide (me), but either way, you will learn a lot from these characters.

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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?

(Summary from Amazon).

I started reading November 9 at 10 p.m. and finished it at 2:45 a.m.. Looking back, the novel was really good, but it definitely wasn’t one of the best I’ve read. I can see why people have been making a big fuss over Colleen Hoover’s work, and I will probably read more of her, but at the same time, there was something about this novel that left me with mixed feelings. I cried, laughed, and smiled with this book, but I wasn’t blown away. Her writing is flawless and beautiful, no doubt about it, but I just needed something more. It’s hard to explain, but I’ll try: Before I read the book I looked over the reviews on Goodreads. The reviews were either one star or five stars. That shows that this novel is either a hit or miss for most people. For me, I felt like some parts of the novel were a hit, while other parts were a definite miss. I guess it was sometimes too cheesy or unrealistic. The characters were very developed and interesting, and I really liked them, especially in the beginning. But as the story continued, I just felt tired, and wanted to scream at Ben and Fallon to just make a decision already! I was ready for the story to end because there could not possibly be more to it, but then I see that I still have half of the book to finish. The plot twist was unnecessary and very typical, like I was reading something from Wattpad. It wasn’t needed. Having said all that, girls (and guys I guess), could learn a lot of lessons about confidence and finding out who you are as a person. For example, “Goals are achieved through discomfort and hard work. They aren’t achieved when you hide out in a place where you’re nice and cozy. “ This is only one of the many life lessons that many teens and even adults can learn from this novel.

Hopefully you will love this book more than I did, because there’s a very good chance you will.

Make sure to come back next Wednesday for a new review!

Happy reading!

Xoxo,

Zoe

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