November 9 - Book Review
By Paulina Alarcon (read more of her on http://the-words-worth.blogspot.com/ )
“November 9”. Wow. I give this book a 4 ½ stars. I loved it maybe even a little bit more than “All the bright places” but yet again, they are both completely different stories for different people. “November 9”, well, it surprised me, it did. It was this complex story with another story inside it, so actually it was two stories in one. It all begins with this girl named Fallon which has a terrible accident on November 9, It leaves her a huge permanent scar; a painful reminder of all the things she lost after the accident, her self- esteem as well as her acting career. So then this boy, Ben comes along and they meet in the most wierd possible way and have such odd but strong chemistry and attraction that they keep seeing each other every year on November 9 and so the book elapses with them meeting every November 9. However that's not all, as the book proceeds we discover November 9, the actual date, has many mysteries behind it, not only was it the day it almost took away her life but it's also connected with everything around her; including Ben. So the story unwraps itself with a shocking revelation, which is not even the slightest guessable, believe me, I don't want to brag, but I'm a pro at guessing the endings of books but wow, didn’t see that ending coming.
Moving on, what actually took my breath away about this book was the structure of it, how it was divided and how incredibly original it was. Colleen Hoover made a great job doing such a quaint and thrilling masterpiece, that not only hooked me up all day and night but conveyed really strong feelings; I lived the story. The characters were excellent; Fallon, the main character wasn't all that extraordinary but she had something that made her congenial and a story that made her interesting. Ben, he was charming and handsome and a little mysterious, he actually reminded me a lot about Finch from “All the bright places” (see my blog for this review) I also liked the passion both lovers had, it was strong and powerful. “November 9” is now definitely one of my favourite stories. It wasn't cheesy or delusional, well maybe that's debatable, but it did made me laugh and cry and scream and sigh, it really was an incredible adventure. Huge bonus points for that. The plot and its story was original and interesting with a lot of turning points and mysteries. The coverpage was really cute and simple, I liked it. One on the few things I didn't give this book a 5 star rating was the fact that they only talked and saw each other one day every year, that did make it a little unrealistic and sometimes the character would fight and would leave unfinished business but they wouldn't talk about it or say anything till next year. Still, it was part of all the original and creative idea so all the good parts actually overshadowed the bad ones. This book was amazing I totally recommend it to anyone, this one is definitely a must read!
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