November Blues

November Blues

Book - 2007
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In this second novel in Sharon M. Draper's Jericho Trilogy and Coretta Scott King Honor Book, Jericho and November are locked together in pain from the past and fear for the future, and it feels as though there's no way to escape either.

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. She's pregnant and now she's faced with the biggest decision of her life. 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. At the same time, he begins playing football, where he hopes the physical pain will suppress the emotional agony. 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?
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781416906988
1416906983
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 316 p. ; 22 cm.

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Ginger_37
Jul 07, 2015

Very intense and heart-touching. Sharon Draper is the best!! <3

mohamedkj Aug 29, 2012

nice book

jrochez98 Aug 27, 2012

this book was awesome! my favorite

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rasheedahb4201
Jul 02, 2015

Jericho and November, locked together in pain from the past and fear for the future, find that the blues can resonate in the youngest of lives, and that truth is sometimes found in the smallest rays of sunshine.

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