Colleen Hoover is an author that I’ve heard a lot about and I’ve never read one of her books before. November 9 was the book I heard the most about and I decided to finally read the Kindle edition that I had. I really enjoyed this book. The story of Fallon and Ben’s love story was so much fun to read.
[Spoilers down below]
I loved the formatting and the premise of this story. Colleen Hoover did a great job of keeping me engaged with everything that was going on in the story and with her characters. I also loved how she made the story feel a little meta since Ben is a writer and Fallon is such a big reader.
The way she referenced elements in stories that connected to what was happening in the story was great. One of my favorites was when Fallon says she’s not a fan of “insta-love” when Fallon and Ben’s story is very “insta-love”, it was great. There were also four twists that just completely left me freaking out. Two of them I saw coming and two completely blindsided me.
My only complaint about the story were the parts where Ben would say certain things to Fallon to make her feel better about her scars and give her more confidence, but they just didn’t always set well with me. I understood why he was saying or doing what he was doing, but they just rubbed me the wrong way. At first I didn’t think that I was going to like Ben, but Colleen Hoover was able to turn his character around for me so that I could like him, not only as a character, but with Fallon.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed November 9 by Colleen Hoover and
would actually give it .
Now, that I’ve read one of Colleen Hoover’s books, I’m definitely going to have to read some more.