ponedjeljak, 18. studenoga 2019.

Review: Colleen Hoover: November 9

“She’s not the kind of girl you choose your battles for. She’s the kind of girl you fight to the death for.”
(November 9 by Colleen Hoover)

The fact about this book is… you remember it constantly. You read

November 9

time and time again, and every time it's magical. Just like the autumn, just like the November itself. You just don't forget Colleen Hoover.

More than everything, Fallon wants to be an actress, whilst Ben is trying to become a writer. They meet like two characters in a fairy tale: Ben, like a real Prince Charming, saves a damsel in distress.

But they don't get their happily ever after. The day after, Fallon is supposed to catch a flight to take her to the other side of the country.

So they decide to spend her last day together, and crown their new relationship with a promise of meeting on November 9 during the next five years.

And so their story begins, full of challenges, of pain, of happiness and of life.

And what happens on the last November 9?

That is yet to be seen.

Being the true romance lovers, we've all heard of Colleen Hoover. How could we not? The author has, long time ago, introduced us to the new adult genre. Since then, Colleen has been known to challenge us with every novel she writes.

Truth to be told, she is one of the talents we discover and have the pleasure to witness once in a generation. November 9, just like the rest of her novels we've read so far, are unique mainly because she was the one who wrote them. Her touch is magical. She is the one who makes the book good. Colleen has that special ability to make the prose sound almost like poetry. She speaks in a simple manner, but her words manage to move us deeply. 

November 9 was published in 2015. We could locate the story between young adult and new adult genre, and the first thing it made me do was to look after the social component I knew Colleen was always serious about including into her books. This time it's notiable in a behavior of secondary characters, but also in a physical look of a female protagonist.

If we take a step further, we find ourselves in a center of a love story between two young people trying to figure out life. They face the challenges of adulthood, while at the same time living big and complicated emotions, maybe for the first time in their lives. They are old enough to recognize the feeling, but not yer ready to submit to it. They are trying to use the distance between them to encourage each other to build themselves, to defeat their weaknesses, to live. Even i fit means to risk losing the other one in the process.

In the middle of an elmotional whirlpool known as falling in love, we sink deeper… and in the bottom is where we finally meet the real surprise the author greets us with. Here lies the confusioon. The questios.

How do we define guilt? What means to feel remorse?

At what moment do we cross the line that makes us undeserving of forgivness?

Page after page we're compeled to answer morally complex and challenging questions that make us doubt our own judgment about her characters and life in general.

November 9 is exactly what you need this November.



1.0 -5.0

Hero: 5.0
Heroine: 5.0
Sexual tension: 5.0
Sex scenes: 5.0
Plot: 5.0
Dialogue: 5.0
Storytelling: 5.0
Story ending: 5.0
Secondary characters: 5.0
Humor: 4.0

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