Original title : November 9
Author : Colleen Hoover
First published in : 2015
Genre : romance, young adult
Edition : Simon & Schuster UK
Pages : 307
Status : read from 04/19/16 to 05/01/16
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Synopsis : This is a love story between a guy (me) and a girl (Fallon).
Can it even be considered a love story if it doesn’t end with love?
Mysteries end when the mystery is solved.
Biographies end when the life story has been told.
Love stories should end with love, right?
Maybe I’m wrong, then. Maybe this isn’t a love story. If you ask me…I’d say this might even be considered a tragedy.
Whatever it is—however it ends—I promised I would tell it. So without further ado.
Once upon a time…I met a girl.
Review : First of all, I want to say that it is not a 5 stars novel. « It’s a twelve », at least !
Seriously, I just finished this novel and my mind is completely destroyed. This was my first reading by Colleen Hoover and I understand why so many people love her novels and writing. She is the queen for beautiful but complicated love stories, but most of all, she really succeeded in keeping the suspense until the moment we cannot really expect what is actually happening. If only I could imagine what would happen in this book… But I was so far away ! I thought it was about a beautiful love story between a boy and a girl that destiny had reunited, but I was wrong. It is much deeper than that and my feelings proved it. Indeed, during my reading, I laughed, I cried, I’ve been angry and disappointed, but most of all, I fell in love with love. Yes, this novel taught me lots of things about life and love, and even if I have been through a lot of things like diseases, I had a lot more to learn about difficulties of life and forgiveness.
Fallon and Ben are not ordinary heroes and this is certainly why I loved them so much. I could identify myself to both of them and keep thinking about how I would act if I had to face these situations. I also have to say that the relationship between Fallon and her father made me think of Ronnie and Steve, in The Last Song. As I love this book, I was only able to love November 9 too. Colleen Hoover did a really good job in writing this story, because this is real and powerful.