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November 9




So I fucked up. See, I thought I was being clever when I decided to read and review November 9 on November 9th. Obviously in order for that to work, that would mean posting it on said day and since this is officially my first blog post, that makes it my blogs birthday. So happy birthday to me!


Anyways, back to my fuck up. For some reason I thought it would be a fun little game to go into this book blind; meaning I didn’t read the synopsis of the book and had no idea what I was getting myself into. Had I been a little more prepared, my heart probably wouldn’t be shattered into a million pieces right now.


Where to start with this book…


Who would’ve guessed that one day could hold so much meaning for 2 people? Fallon and Ben have more history with this particular date than most people do in their whole lives. And in a twisted turn of events, their paths happen to cross with each other.


I'm sure you're wondering, do they meet, have a great day and move on with their lives? No. In fact they decided to kick it up a notch and came up with a plan that ultimately has them meet on the same day every year, for the next 5 years.


Ben an aspiring writer, feels deeply inspired by this little experiment the 2 of them created and decides to write about their meet ups and turn it into a romance novel. As a reader getting further along in the book, it begins to get harder and harder to know if his story is actually true or if he’s simply been using Fallon to experience the idea love so he can later write about it.


This is the first Colleen Hoover book I’ve ever read. Yes, I will need several weeks to recover from it. No, I am not exaggerating even a little bit. This book absolutely wrecked me and then took me on a rollercoaster of emotions that I was not prepared for.


Despite the state of my now very fragile heart, Hoover did an incredible job with the dialogue, tone and pace of this book. While the story does take place over several years, we only see one eventful day out of 365 days from our main characters perspectives. So even though it may seem like it's only been a day since the last time they saw each other, an entire year has already gone by. It makes the book seem to fly by a lot faster.


This book is not for the faint of heart. It will chew you up, spit you out and not care one bit about how you’re feeling afterwards. After the surprising twist at the end, I was so shocked I couldn't move. I just sat on my bed with my jaw on the ground for a while before I even attempted to comprehend what I just read.


For those of you who think you can handle it, I encourage you to give it a read. I was unable to put this book down hence why I am writing this review at five in the morning, after binge reading it in one day.


If you’re looking for me next year on this date, I’ll be re-reading this. Because even though I feel like I just got my heart ripped out of my chest and stomped on by a heard of elephants, I loved the chemistry between the characters and the emotions it sparked from me.


Read it at your own risk. Or don’t and save whatever mental health you have left. Thanks for reading this and making it all the way to the end, bye!


Stars: 5/5


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