November 9 A Novel Hoover, Colleen: 9781501110344: : Books

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November 9 A Novel Hoover books been nine years since the kidnapping, and still no sign of Anna. But all that changes when a young woman is found in a duffel bag at the edge of the river. She has a tattoo with Anna’s name on her neck, and it looks like she might be the girl everyone’s been looking for.

It’s not until FBI agent Rachel Mitchell gets wind of the new “Anna” that everything begins to unravel-the girl can’t remember anything about where she came from or who she is. And while locals are certain they’ve finally found their long-lost daughter, as Rachel digs deeper into victims past she starts to suspect this young woman isn’t really who they think she is at all…

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Publisher ‏ : ‎

Atria (November 10, 2015)

Language ‏ : ‎

English

Paperback ‏ : ‎

320 pages

ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎

1501110349

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎

978-1501110344

Item Weight ‏ : ‎

8.8 ounces

Dimensions ‏ : ‎

5.31 x 0.8 x 8.25 inches

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#8 in Contemporary Women Fiction

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33,331 ratings

10 reviews for November 9 A Novel Hoover, Colleen: 9781501110344: : Books

  1. Ms.Meesh

    “I want you to read it for yourself. Because when you love someone, you owe it to them to help them be the best version of themselves that they can be. And as much as it crushes me to admit this, the best version of you doesn’t include me.”Stunning. Consuming. Poetic. Raw. Heartrendingly Beautiful. These are a few words that comes to mind when describing this magnificent and captivating masterpiece called November 9 by Colleen Hoover. CoHo is one of those rare authors who DELIVERS every single time. If her mission was to grip her readers hearts and leave a stain on our soul with her written words then I will happily say mission accomplished. She delivered. Well, she more than DELIVERED as readers like myself happily handed my heart to her as she took me on one of the most unforgettable reads that I have read.One date. November 9. One day out of 365 days in the year. That one specific date that CoHo has ingrained in her readers. The date that readers like myself will fall in love with the story of Benton James Kessler and Fallon O’Neill. November 9.“ I’m in love with her. Like really in love with her. Crippling, debilitating, paralyzing love.”In life, there are so many momentousness occasions and life-altering dates that occurs in one’s life whether it be a birthday, a milestone, a graduation, a wedding, a death anniversary, or the day that will forever alter and change your life. For Fallon O’Neill, November 9 marked the day that changed her. It is the day that left her insecure and ridden with physical scars. But on that specific day, November 9 also marked the date that she met Benton James Kessler.On November 9, Benton James Kessler walked into Fallon O’ Neill’s life and instantly knew his life would be forever altered by this girl. He didn’t see a young woman with physical scars but instead saw a witty, smart, funny and beautiful girl. A girl who just needed that extra push of encouragement to be bold and confident. He saw that her inner beauty radiated from within and that her scars were just as beautiful. It told him that this girl he just met was a fighter and survivor.“Maybe I don’t know the first thing about falling in love, because I’ve been telling myself I’m not falling for him yet. That it’s too soon. But it’s not. What’s happening inside my heart right now is way too consequential to deny. I think I’ve been misjudging the whole concept of insta-love. Now if I can just figure out how we can finish these next few years with a happy ending.”They say ever scar tells a story. And for Fallon, her scars tells of a story that will emotionally gut you. Her scars were a reminder of a terrible accident gone wrong and a resentment she holds. These scares were put on display of what could have been a thriving career as a young actress in Hollywood. But all that changes, when Ben made her see that she doesn’t have to hide her scars. Ben knocked down her walls of insecurities and stripped her bare, allowing her to see that Fallon O’Neill is one of the most beautiful woman that walked into his life. And on that day, November 9 marked the day when a boy fell in love with a girl. The day that gave birth to an epic love story.“No combination of written words could ever do this moment justice.”I really don’t want to say anymore because November 9 is a book that must be read, experienced and savored. I will just say this Colleen Hoover reminded me once again why I love reading her books. She has a way of stripping you down, laying you bare and exposed in order to FEEL for her characters. Passion, strength, humor, hope, absolution, and love were so beautifully entangled and woven into this book that I was left breathless as I absorb every written word and emotion. Did Colleen Hoover leave me a blubbering mess? Yes, of course she did. She is Colleen Hoover, a master in pulling those emotional heartstrings. With that being said, I will just say CoHo will shatter your hearts as she weaves one of the most emotional plot twist that will have you grabbing for the tissues. But don’t worry and fret too long, CoHo will heal and mend our broken hearts with her magical and book-worthy unforgettable lines. Just be prepared to fall in love Benton James Kessler as he writes and tells us why his love for Fallon O’Neill is book-worthy.“I don’t want to be your first, Fallon. I want to be your last.”Colleen Hoover is one those gifted and rare writers who can capture your hearts with her gorgeous prose and raw characters. Like any masterpiece, Colleen Hoover paints a beautiful literary creation that will leave a lasting impression that can stain your soul. Her words are not only felt but absorbed. It is often said to let the work speak for itself and as such Colleen Hoover will hold you hostage as you are immersed with beauty, loss, friendship, heartache, and a new found sense of hope, absolution, finding oneself, and an epic book-worthy love. November 9 was a book that consumed you, stripped you naked and left you feeling raw, exposed and vulnerable and it was worth every laughter, tears, and swoon-worthy moments. As an avid reader, I love to read book to escape. To fall in love with the words, the characters, and everything in between. Just a few pages in, you can already tell if a book is going to be amazing or not. And let me just say, November Nine is 100% BOOK WORTHY!!!!! So thank you, Colleen Hoover, for gifting your readers on another unforgettable book worthy romance!!!!~Michelle of Four Chicks Flipping Pages

  2. Danielle Sanders

    Loved this book! Love how it began by explaining how November 9 was a hard day for Fallon because it’s the anniversary of the day a fire almost took her life. That fire left scars all over her body that took away her self confidence. On one November 9, Fallon meets up with her dad at a diner to eat, where she meets a guy named Ben. They immediately hit it off, as he is the first to make her truly feel beautiful, scars and all. However, Fallon is set to move to New York the next day, and her mother always told her that a woman finds herself between the ages of 18-23, so to basically not settle down during those ages. So, Fallon and Ben agree to meet up every November 9 for the next 5 years. They are to have no other contact throughout the year until this day. Well they meet up each year, and things happen in their lives that cause turmoil. One November 9, Fallon discovers Ben’s manuscript and starts reading it and reads that Ben was responsible for the fire that almost took her life. This was huge, because up until now, she thought her father was responsible for it. She ends up reading more of his manuscript and realizes he set the fire for pure reasons. Ben’s mom committed suicide when he was 16. He had no suspicions for her to do this, so he starts checking her phone and he blames it on Fallon’s father since they had been having frequent conversations. When he gets to Fallon’s fathers house, he’s cleaning his prized car, seemingly unfazed by the news that his lover has died. This pissed Ben off so he wants to burn what he loves the most, his car. However, it ends up catching the house on fire, where Fallon was unbeknownst to him. She ends up forgiving him though and they live happily ever after. Such a sweet story.

  3. Sharon

    I am not the type to post any reviews about books. Recently, I have been OBSESSED over Colleen Hoover and her work. Within the span of 2 weeks, I managed to purchase 4 of her books and finished all of them. It might be very controversial but I liked this book better than “It ends with us”. Dont get me wrong I loved that book too and cant wait for the sequel but this book had me on the floor CRYING. It brought me on an emotional rollercoaster ride. I finished this book in 4 hours and I couldn’t put it down. This book broke my heart and, in time, put it all back together. You will get butterflies, rage and compassion to take over you. PLEASE READ!

  4. Michelle Denney

    Colleen sucks you in from the first sentence. I’ve only recently discovered her and I’m 3 books in in 2 weeks. I started with Verity. But I love this book even more. It’s not as disturbing but equally as captivating. I’ll read everything she writes from here on out. She’s restored my love of reading that I lost playing dumb games on my phone. reading makes my heart so much happier. Thanks, Colleen

  5. JBenoit

    “Go easy on me, Fallon. My heart is fragile.”I’m right there with you Ben, my heart is fragile too and Colleen Hoover (in true CoHo fashion) did a number on it in this book! I had butterflies, I laughed, I got angry, I got teary-eyed, you name it and it probably happened to me in this book. It’s always a treat to read a Colleen Hoover book, it’s like Christmas when she releases something new! And what a gift this book was, from the unique concept to the engaging characters and the rock-solid writing it was such fun to read (even when she was stomping all over my heart) from start to finish! This is definitely in my top 5 books I’ve read this year.The concept of this book was so awesome and so unique! Ben and Fallon meet one November 9th when they are both 18, and let me tell you, their first meeting was so cute and will make you instantly fall in love with Ben’s character. They hit it off immediately and end up spending the rest of the day together, it seems like the start of a wonderful relationship. One minor hitch though, Fallon happens to be moving across country that night to try to start over (I won’t spoil anything but due to some unfortunate circumstances her young acting career was cut short). And upon the sage advice from her mother she is determined to not fall in love until she’s found herself first (which according to her mom can’t happen until she’s 23). So while she is appreciative of Ben and all he did for her in the short time they’ve known each other, she is set to part ways from him and start her new life. Desperate to think of some way to see her again, Ben (who happens to be a writer) proposes an ingenious idea:“What if we meet up again next year on the same day? And the year after that? We’ll do it for five years. Same date, same time, same place. We’ll pick up where we left off tonight, but only for the day. I’ll make sure you’re following through with your auditions and I can write a book about the days we’re together.”Fallon agrees and they both depart with their ‘homework’ for the year to come. From there we basically we follow Ben and Fallon over the years as they meet up again each November 9th. Part of their agreement is that they are to have no contact with each other aside from that one day and they are encouraged to go out and live their lives during that time. This idea totally fascinated me and I thought it was a brilliant concept. It kept me on the edge of my seat as each new November 9th came around because as a reader we also have no contact with Ben or Fallon during this time. Everything we learn about what happened in the prior year we learn on November 9th along with them. Considering there was a 1-year time jump every few chapters, I didn’t feel like I missed anything, much like them I lived for the ‘next’ November 9th to see what was going to happen (only lucky for us, all we had to do was turn the page to get to the next year, rather than waiting a full year like Ben and Fallon did!). I was always wondering if this was going to be the time where everything fell apart. And as the years go by, you see their connection continue to evolve and how hard it is to part ways again, as a reader it was also hard to say ‘goodbye’ for another ‘year’ when their time was up! And in certain years your heart is going to break and in others it will rejoice. There’s no shortage of feels in this book, that’s for sure!“For one day each year, I wanted to be this guy who was falling for this girl, because everything about you captivated me.”As with all of Colleen Hoover’s books, you’re going to fall hard for her characters, both separately and for them as a couple. She just has this amazing ability to make her characters seem so real and full of life, they jump off the page and are people that you totally want to be friends with. This was definitely the case here, as I said earlier I fell in love with Ben right from the start and while there were a few things I got upset with him about, I loved how Colleen Hoover tied everything together so that by the end you still love him. Fallon was also an awesome heroine, I love how she evolved from the self-conscience girl we first met to the strong, confident woman we know by the end. And I loved, loved, loved Fallon and Ben together. Their chemistry was amazing and their quirky little conversations and inside jokes were just pure gold. It was awesome that Fallon was a fan of romance books, that right there instantly bonded me to her and her and Ben’s book conversations were priceless! Any book lover will get a kick out of those little nuggets.Oh and randomly, there is an easter egg hidden in this book for fans of one of her other books. I won’t say what it is, but I was delighted when I made the connection! It was unexpected but a welcome surprise!Colleen Hoover is the master of plot twists and there are no shortage of jaw dropping twists in this book. There was one that I saw coming and I thought for sure that was going to be the big one but then she drops another bomb on us that made my eyes bulge out of my head! I had certain suspicions but I did not expect that to happen at all! But I love that about her books, you definitely have to expect the unexpected and even then you’ll probably never see it coming. It really is mind boggling how she can so perfectly weave these stories together, I would seriously recommend a Colleen Hoover book to anyone, they are in a league of their own and I know I’ll always be anxiously awaiting her next masterpiece!‘I laugh, relieved that she’s… that she simply exists. And that we were lucky enough to exist in the same lifetime, in the same area of the world, in the same state. And that, after all these years, I surprisingly wouldn’t change a single thing about what ultimately brought us together.’Sigh…. (and yes, for those that read the book, I just said ‘sigh’ instead of actually sighing.)

  6. Mary Kinzelberg

    This is my third book I’ve read of Colleen Hoover’s. I love her way of surprises in her characters, story, and endings. This book is a love story of the most unusual type. I like the protagonists and some of the other characters because I really felt I knew their souls which is a rare dimension in most characters. I loved the way the story kept moving fast and three dimensional. You will have tears, smiles and shocks reading November 9!

  7. Lisa LifeInLit

    THE STORY:Becca : After each CoHo novel that I read, I have a moment of reflection immediately after finishing. I need the time to think about the story from start to finish, every moment that broke my heart and every moment that put it back together. It is no surprise that November 9 gave me all the feels of each CoHo book before it. Even a week after finishing it I still am reeling from all of the emotions! emotionsFallon (love that name!) has big plans to move from LA across the country to NYC, on the day she is scheduled to move she meets Ben and the two form an instant connection. They spend her last day in LA together and she learns that Ben is in college and wants to be a writer. After meeting Fallon, Ben finally has something to write about. After their one amazing day together, they go on to lead separate lives, but meet up every year on the same day (yup you guessed – November 9th 🙂 in the same place. Until Fallon learns some things about Ben and begins to question what is real and what is Fiction.“You’ll never be able to find yourself if you’re lost in someone else.”Lisa : Just like Becca, I’m a HUGE CoHo fan. And though her books aren’t necessary “perfect” and without issue, they always bring out the feels. ALL the feels! Her emotional stories combined with her deep and complex characters never disappoint.Fallon suffered a traumatic event that left her scarred both inside and out. Her lack of family support in LA is helping to encourage her move to NYC where she is hoping to tackle her dream of being a movie star. She didn’t expect to meet Ben, and she definitely didn’t expect to feel what she felt for him after only spending those few hours together. But their connection was undeniable, which brought about their November 9 pact. I’m such a sucker for romantic-comedies, so the thought of this left me all kinds of giggly inside. giddyTHE CHARACTERS:Lisa : Fallon and Ben’s story was impossible not to love. Their relationship from the start was filled with witty banter, emotions, and the realness we all hope for in romance stories. Neither character was perfect, both holding back on sharing their secrets with the other. And trust me… they had secrets! But the chemistry and bond between the two was undeniable! Even after a year without seeing each other, the November 9 meetups were so powerful and filled with emotion, humor and, of course, love.“When you find love, you take it. You grab it with both hands and you do everything in your power not to let it go. You can’t just walk away from it and expect it to linger until you’re ready for it.”Fallon was such a strong person, yet after suffering such a horrific event she was left stuck inside her shell, unable to truly be herself any longer. She also didn’t have the support system she so needed while going through this time in her life. Thank goodness for her BFF, who helped her get through each day.Ben was a bit of an enigma for most of the story. He was definitely hiding things, but not knowing what they were kept me at arm’s length. I loved how powerful he felt about Fallon, and how he wasn’t afraid to show his interest in her from the start. I also liked how headstrong, determined and forgiving he was. Overall, an extremely swoon-worthy guy in my opinion!Becca : I felt the same as Lisa about Ben, I liked him a lot but could definitely tell that he was holding something back. I really kept wondering what he was hiding, especially when we meet his family and they know all about this past that the reader doesn’t. Despite that, I still loved Ben! He was so positive and he seemed to help Fallon in ways that no one else could. He was so encouraging and praising of her, it really was beautiful. I think that everyone of us would love someone to tell us all of the amazing things abut ourselves that we don’t see :)“A body is simply a package for the true gifts inside. And you are full of gifts. Selflessness, kindness, compassion. All the things that matter. Youth and beauty fade. Human decency doesn’t.”I really liked Fallon, in the moments when she let her guard down you could see what a positive and energetic person she was. It was sad that after the tragic event from her past. she hid that person away. I loved how much she grew throughout the novel, getting stronger and more confident. I think that Ben played a part in that, but she did most of it herself!The secondary characters really helped me to understand both Ben and Fallon. Ben’s older brothers and Fallon’s Mother, Father and Bestie really helped build this story for me more. Also, Ben’s Mother was the one who really helped me to understand him. Each of these played such an important role in this story.OVERALL:Becca : Was this book perfect? No not exactly, I had a couple of issues here and there, and it’s hard to reveal them without spoiling the story. As a matter of fact, it is very hard to discuss this entire book and not spoil anything. I will say that you definitely have to experience this for yourself and try to go in as blind a possible.“I need you to know that it was always you who had my heart. And I would have never let anyone else borrow it if I knew there was a chance in hell you’d ever want it back.”Throughout the first half of the book, I was just grinning and smiling and loving the banter and connection between Fallon and Ben. Then all of a sudden BAM!! CoHo does what CoHo does best and throws you a curve ball that you did not see coming! I LOVED it! I cried… and cried… and cried some more. I kept texting Lisa… OMG did you get to ___%?! And she would be like “almost there!” Then she would get there and we would both be like “OMG! OMG! OMG!” It was intense and I felt like I was on a roller coaster!As a matter of fact here is one of my status updates on Good Reads: “OMG! WTF! Holy friggin $hit!!” glas caseI will always be a huge fan of Colleen Hoover, she is absolutely amazing and can make me think and feel in ways that I never have before. Each of her characters finds a place in my heart and when I think of my favorite books and characters, hers often top my list. She builds characters that are flawed but lovable and forever memorable. I was so excited to get an advanced ARC of this, but I also pre-ordered a physical copy too because I knew this was one I needed on my shelf! If you are fan of CoHo, or even if you are not read this! You will probably cry, but it is worth it and you will definitely be smiling at the end… or maybe even silly giggling ;)Lisa : There was one little thing that kept me from giving this a full five stars, but I honestly can’t discuss that without it being a huge spoiler. So let’s just say there was something that I kind of wish was done differently, but it didn’t really take away from the story too much for me. Colleen Hoover has this way of sucking you in and holding your heart in the palm of her hands for the entirety of the story. There’s a reason she is so loved in the book world… she’s a pure writing mastermind and can capture us all in the matter of mere pages.(Thanks to Atria Books for the review copy!)

  8. Stephanie Besson

    I’ve always loved Coleen Hoover but life got so busy and with kids and working and home chores I just didn’t have to time read. I bought a few title a few months back and they’ve been sitting on a nightstand since. I had a weekend where I had absolutely nothing to do so I picked this up and every moment I’ve had free I’ve been glued. It’s beautiful, raw and so heartfelt. Actual tears in this novel. I find myself not wanting to put it down, legit picking it up every free second I have!

  9. Emily Y

    This book was so good. I started on audio and got to a place I couldn’t keep listening so immediately bought it on kindle to keep going because I could not put it down.I did not see the twist that came coming at ALL and I was so upset.This book was an absolute treasure and I could not love Bennett and Fallon more if I tried. I loved them both so deeply and felt attached to them instantly.It’s been a long time since I had an instant five stars and this was an easy 5. The last few coho books i read I was not a big fan of so I’m super relieved to be thrust back into the coho world after this one!

  10. Ann M Dickerson

    I am officially a Colleen Hoover addict. Her writing touches my soul. I’ve never read a book of hers where I didn’t end up a complete sobbing wreck at least once.Colleen’s writing style, her ability to suck the reader in from the jump, to bring characters to life in settings and situations based in a reality in which you FEEL that you are a part of it, that you aren’t reading fiction but the biography is the most astounding gift a writer can possess.This story is reminiscent of Same Time Next Year with vibes of When Harry Met Sally, and yet soooo much more profound.November 9 makes you believe in soulmates, in selfless love, in the power guilt can hold over someone’s life, and the greater power that forgiveness has to free a soul. Ben and Fallon are true fated souls, always destined to play a role in each other’s lives, and anything else I could say would ruin the experience for the reader.I know I say it every time I read one of her books, but beautiful tragedy and tragically beautiful are synonymous with every Colleen Hoover story. NO ONE can ever touch her in this category.As a reader, all I can say is thank you. I hope you take me on these journeys for years to come. ❤

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