November 9 by Colleen Hoover
Over the past several years Colleen Hoover has become a breakout hit in the New Adult genre. She’s become known for her love stories with some kind of tragic element, and November 9 is no different.
But don’t let that deter you. Although this book does have some tragic moments, this book is funny. And I mean funny. Laugh-out-loud-and-try-to-cover-it-because-you’re-in-public funny.
I think this is one of those books that’s best read blind, meaning you should just pick it up and start reading without knowing anything about it, however, I’ll give you a quick idea of what it’s about.
November 9 follows the point of view of both sides of the love story as they meet once a year, every year, on November 9.
And that’s all I’m really going to tell you about the plot because trust me, you’re better off not knowing anything more than that.
I loved November 9—and this is coming from someone who isn’t a huge fan of the New Adult craze. I’ve found most of New Adult to just be love stories (usually with a very alpha-male type guy and passive female) with a lot of sex. But I find Colleen Hoover’s books to be different. Her books have so much more going on in them than just the romance. Her characters are so well developed, and you really dive into their lives and families outside of the romance, which I find really refreshing. And one of my favorite aspects of November 9 was how self-aware it was. I found myself laughing along with the characters as they poked fun at the various tropes seen in New Adult books.
Also, the romance wasn’t cringe-worthy. Dare I say it may have even been a little swoon-worthy if you’re into that kind of thing.
I love how the romance doesn’t just focus on love conquers all or we’ll do anything to be together. It focuses on what it means to be in a healthy relationship and how important it is to love yourself and know who you are before you make that commitment to another person. I found it realistic, smart, and overall just very enjoyable.
This is definitely a fast read. I finished it in less than 24 hours.
If you’re looking for a quick, fun, addictive read, this one’s for you.
Let me know if you’ve read November 9 or if you plan on picking it up!