November Blues

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Turtleback Books, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 383 pages
220 Reviews
When November Nelson loses her boyfriend, Josh, to a pledge stunt gone horribly wrong, she thinks her life can't possibly get any worse. But Josh left something behind that will change November's life forever, and now she's faced with the biggest decision she could ever imagine. How in the world will she tell her mom? And how will Josh's parents take the news? She's never needed a friend more.

Jericho Prescott lost his best friend when he lost his cousin, Josh, and the pain is almost more than he can bear. His world becomes divided into "before" and "after" Josh's death. He finds the only way he can escape the emptiness he feels is to quit doing the things that made him happy when his cousin was alive, such as playing his beloved trumpet, and take up football, where he hopes the physical pain will suppress the emotional. But will hiding behind shoulder pads really help? And will his gridiron obsession prevent him from being there for his cousin's girlfriend when she needs him most?

This sequel to "The Battle of Jericho" is a no-holds-barred look at what happens when life doesn't go as planned, by the acclaimed author of the 2007 Coretta Scott King Award winner "Copper Sun."

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It's easy to read and jumps right into the plot. - Goodreads
I found the writing unrealistic and uninspiring. - Goodreads
The ending was very powerful. - Goodreads
The writing seemed unrealistic and forced. - Goodreads
The author, Sharon M. Draper created such a great plot. - Goodreads
But it give you tips on everything. - Goodreads

Review: November Blues (Jericho #2)

User Review  - Fushia K - Goodreads

its ver sweet but a tough story and its mature. i like the name she gave the baby shes having, but btw i wont tell anymore of the story. Read full review

Review: November Blues (Jericho #2)

User Review  - Aviana B - Goodreads

I think all kids of all ages should read this book. Read full review

About the author (2009)

Sharon M. Draper was born in Cleveland, Ohio on August 21, 1952. She taught high school English for twenty-five years and received numerous honors including Ohio Teacher of the Year and the NCNW Excellence in Teaching Award. She has also written numerous books including Romiette and Julio, Darkness before Dawn, Double Dutch, and the Ziggy and the Black Dinosaurs series. She is a a five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Literary Award for Copper Sun, Forged by Fire, Tears of a Tiger, The Battle of Jericho, and November Blues.

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