“I want to make sure I know who I am and what I want out of life before I allow myself to fall in love. Because it’s easy to fall in love, Ben. The hard part comes when you want out.”
First things first, I don’t have any expectations with November 9 because, honestly, I was really disappointed with Confess. It’s not that I hate the book or what, I love the concept but I know when books and my soul are one. And this time, Colleen Hoover, with her newly released book November 9, doesn’t just made it into my soul, it went into everything I had and every being I am.
“When you find love, you take it. You grab it with both hands and you do everything in your power not to let it go. You can’t just walk away from it and expect it to linger until you’re ready for it.”
It was really awesome how she came up with ideas and how twisted and fucked up her plots. It’s not just a romance, it’s a freaking life — that’s what she write, a reality that must have been existing out there, God knows where is it.. November 9 is not like a Colleen Hoover writing style. I know her writing style, I live with those words and phrases but I like the way how she wrote November 9 and it is amazing that in a single sentence, I am already hooked into reading. If it ain’t for school, I won’t stop reading her book. It took me 2 days to finish it, most of the times, I usually finish her book in a day but I learn to absorb every detail, every word, every pain that she throws at her readers. I don’t really mind. Because I love everything she write.
“I need you to know that it was always you who had my heart. And I would have never let anyone else borrow it if I knew there was a chance in hell you’d ever want it back.”
November 9 is a story about Fallon, who is scarred literally in inside and outside — She is a reader who was once a rising star and unfortunately, an accident happen or was it? It changes everything in her life. People look at her because she is gifted physically but when things doesn’t go in your way, people avoid to look at you because they are shame that they offended you by just looking at you. Doesn’t it make sense?
A writer who made her feel special came into her life. Maybe, at this point, you are thinking that this novel is like every romance novel you read. Boy meets girl. Instant Love. No. I don’t think so. Even if it is. Confusing right? It was Ben. Ben who changes every aspect of her life — to look on different angle and don’t listen to those who discourages you on the path you wanted to choose. It takes a lot of self control and years for their relationship to build. Its hard to express each other feelings when they aren’t sure if what they are doing will fall into its place. Ben and Fallon are two people who find themselves through the years, along the journey, they find the love that blooms shorter than they thought.
“Because when you love someone, you owe it to them to help them be the best version of themselves that they can be. And as much as it crushes me to admit this, the best version of you doesn’t include me.”
So, here it goes. The story of the two people starts on November 9. Everything about their life is about that date. Every year, same day, same restaurant, same place, same time — they will meet. They will go on with their own lives and meet as if they are in a relationship every freaking goddamnit November 9. From this point, I don’t have any ideas what could happen on those days, on those November 9s that they could have. It was a roller coaster, feelings are over flowing, emotions are suffocating, predictions are exploding, I don’t know what to think. I am reading this book and I am totally devastated. This book is better — and the freaking letter, the freaking manuscript and the freaking life they both have.
I admit, I cried in a few pages of this book because it’s just so painful that I need to let go of it. Every word the characters throwing off feels like real, every thoughts that I am going to read seems like real, I don’t know. It was like I’m diving in a cold and deep pool and I swim for so long that I get exhausted that I wanted to stop but I couldn’t stop because I either drown and have life its way on me or save myself up. It’s amazing!
“Just because he chose not to show you his scars doesn’t mean they don’t exist.”
I’m totally placing this book on to 2nd place among Colleen Hoover’s Novels. Definitely worth having and worth reading.
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