Book Talk: November 9 by Colleen Hoover

November 9 by Colleen Hoover
ISBN: 9781501110344
Published: November 10th 2015 by Atria Books


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You either like Colleen Hoover’s books or you don’t. This is my third and I don’t like her books. It took me a few attempts and a lot of self coaxing to get past the first few pages. (Note to self - GIVE UP NA/YA.)
Having said that, The book is not bad all the time. Here is what worked for me and what didn’t.
 
Why-o-why?
How insecure/vulnerable do you have to be to fall for someone in a matter of a few hours?
Some lines were so cheesy and some didn’t make sense whatsoever. I can not imagine a guy saying such things. And a smart girl can be impressed by it? Does very little to build Fallon’s character other than a feeling of pity. And I don’t want to feel pity for the protagonist.
 
“Why would a girl care to find herself when she’ll never be able to make herself feel as good as a guy can?”
Are you serious?
 
 
“Baby, you already made this the best sex I’ve had, and I’m not even inside you yet.”
Are you kidding me?
 
 
“Fallon…Thank you for this beautiful gift.” (you need to have read the book to know what this line refers to)
For the love of God!
 
These are said by Ben, the male protagonist and this does not make me like him at all. 
 
The plot is alright but you can guess (pretty accurately) what is going to happen most of the time.
  
Not so bad!
“If doesn’t take a paycheck to validify that you’re a writer.”
“My flaws are what wakes me up in the morning and what keep me awake every night.”
“Whoever said the truth hurts was being an optimistic.”
“Comfort can sometimes be c crutch when it comes to figuring out your life.”
 
These among other few were the saving grace.
 
Characters from another of CoHo’s book make appearance in this one which was a pleasant surprise.
 
The plot did bind me in towards the end but the way it was written was not as engaging.
 
 
 
All in all, I would recommend this book if you are looking for a light read or to clean your pallet before reading something intense. I am not sure if I’ll be picking up another of Colleen’s book anytime soon.
 
My rating is 3 stars.
 
**I don’t give books rating below 3 (at least not as yet), because it takes a lot to write and sometimes it may not connect with me but the effort is definitely appreciated. **