Book Review: November 9

Book Review | November 9 by Colleen Hoover - featured image

Fallon O’Neil is a young woman who meets a boy while at lunch with her Dad. The boy inserts himself into her life and they fall in love almost instantly. What they decide on, however, is to only spend one day of the year together and have no communication in-between. That day is November 9th. Originally, Fallon hates the day because it is the anniversary of the house fire that almost took her life, but Ben changes that. The story is gripping and completely unique. 


Believe it or not, this was my first Colleen Hoover book. Her name kept popping up on my Instagram feed of fellow chick-lit lovers, so I knew I had to give her a try. It was what I expected honestly; surface-level effort masked by a dramatic tone and even more dramatic characters. Now, that DOES NOT MEAN I was not completely enthralled and obsessed with this book. I couldn’t put it down and I was flipping the pages like a mad woman. I loved the characters and could not wait to find out what happened between them. I was shocked at almost every chapter’s end. What made me roll my eyes a bit was that it just wasn’t as realistic as I normally like my fiction. I like to feel like it could actually happen to me.

Favorite Quote:

“But this apartment is too comfortable and comfort can be a crutch when it comes to figuring out your life. 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.” (68)

Overall, I probably would recommend this book to a friend.

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