Publisher: Atria Books
Release Date: November 10, 2015
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Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day before her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in L.A. together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year. Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twist.
This was an absolute earth-shattering whirlwind and I'm still trying not to be blown away.
I often find myself wondering what makes a superb book. Great writing? Narrative techniques? Literary devices? An engrossing story? Three-dimensional characters? A well-done plot?
Does it need them all? But actually, all it needs is to wake up feelings and emotions in the reader. It's that simple. There are books who do that through writing, others that blow you away by using literary devices spot-on, and others, like this one, that pull you from reality for a few hours and completely immerse you in its magnificent story.
I had high, very high expectations from Colleen and damn straight she delivered.
With a punch even.
November 9 made me fall in love, laugh, smile, be IN SHOCK, then all over again. By the time I closed the book I was in awe of its plot and I just wanted OMG NEEDED MORE.
Going into straight into favorites.