Apr 14, 2016
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication Date: November 10, 2015
Overall: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover returns with an unforgettable love story between a writer and his unexpected muse.
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 book. This book made me feel everything under the sun. I felt for Fallon most of all, because this girl was handed a steaming pile of crap when she was 16. It wasn’t fair, and while she didn’t handle in a perfectly flawless mature way, she was 16. I liked that this book shows that the decisions you make at that age will stick with you. It’s such a fleeting and temporary time of life, but it has such a huge impact on the rest of it. Fallon and Ben were both scarred by things that happened to them when they were 16, and it plagued the entire story.
I will say that I liked that we only got to catch up with them every year. I think Colleen Hoover did a great job making them the same people we met in the beginning, but also with some maturity and growth. I liked Ben, but his capacity for meanness made me severely dislike him at times. In fact I thought he was an insensitive jerk for most of the book up until the end when he finally really revealed himself. I don’t think it’s Hoover’s strongest showing, for me that’s Ugly Love, but I think this is a solid book that most readers will enjoy. 3.5 out of 5 stars.
3.5/5 – A Great Read, Well-Written
**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I did not receive monetary compensation from it.**
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