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6 juni, 2016

November 9 ***

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“You’ll never be able to find yourself if you’re lost in someone else.”

This is my first book by Colleen Hoover, and I chose it because of the frequent showings of this book on Instagram. I had to see what all the fuss was about.

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. (Goodreads).

I think November 9 was a nice read, perfect for a nice sunday. I was hooked from the beginning in the premise of the book, and Colleens writing showed originality and she has a very good way with words.

Fallon and Ben are just so damn cute, that you can not help fall in love with them from the beginning, and you just keep turning the pages to the next November 9. There is a lot of humor in their conversations plus “book lingo” – and which booklover would not love that.

When two people only meet once a year, a lot of things has to happen in a very short time, and that was probably what bothered me the most – we all know that things do not progress this fast! Convincing me that Fallon can honestly have such a big change in her self esteem, just because of one guy saying she is beautiful – no, not gonna happen. There was so many wonderful things I loved about Fallon, but the premise of her happiness being depended on others peoples thought about her looks – that really threw me off.

And then there is the twist. I’m still not sure whether I liked it or not – but it was defiantly surprising.

That being said, the story really does take the reader through all the range of emotions, and I would recommend it – but there was just to many things that annoyed me, that I can only give it 3 stars.

Colleen Hoover website

 

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