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Sharon M. Draper
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November Blues (Jericho #2)

4.30  ·  Rating Details  ·  3,054 Ratings  ·  465 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
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Published January 1st 2009 by Recorded Books (first published October 23rd 2007)
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Dec 10, 2009 Jessica rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The Gateway Award is an annual award that goes to the best young adult ault novel of the year, as voted on by teenagers (but nominated by adults). Every year, I promise myself that I will read all of them, having something of a vested interest in YA literature. I never do quite get around to it. This year's going to be different, though, and I will review all of the books here, mostly so I remember which ones were good come voting time.

The first book I've selected, mostly because I happened to
Angie Aguilar
Jun 23, 2010 Angie Aguilar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In my Opinion, If you are a teenage girl that absolutly HATES reading, but u have nothing else to do and decide, 'hey, today im going to read a book' but ur afraid ur not going to finish it cause again, you HATE reading, November Blues by Sharon M. Draper is the book for you!!! I swear, I can honistly say that This is one of my favorite books in the WORLD (For girls of the right age and enought macherity of coarse cause there is some talk of Sex, Womens bodys, and slang)

16 year old Novemver Ne
Oct 13, 2009 Ciarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When a young 16-year old girl becomes pregnant her world and life are forced to change. November Blues is the compelling story of a girl named November Nelson. When November's boyfriend, Josh Prescott, dies many people are affected. Two months later when November finds out she is pregnant she learns it is time to grow up. November Blues is told from two peoples perspective, Jericho and November. Jericho is the cousin of Josh and he has struggles of his own. With a baby on the way, lives are abo ...more
Markera Reeves
Feb 26, 2016 Markera Reeves rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is very suspenseful and ends in a tragedy. November Nelson is a teenager in highschool, who lost her boyfriend, Josh, to a pledge stunt gone wrong. Not only is she facing the death of her boyfriend, she's also facing the great surprise he left behind. November Nelson does not know just yet, how she will tell her mother, family, or even his family. His bestfriend/cousin, Jericho, is having a hard time deciding if he will grieve over his cousin's death or be there for November when she n ...more
Feb 02, 2011 Kristen rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I just finished "November Blues" by Sharon Draper. Ugh, is the only way I can describe this book. I found the writing unrealistic and uninspiring. The longer I read the book, the more I felt like I was watching a bad installment of a Lifetime Original Movie. I wanted it to end soon after I had bought it for my Kindle. I kept thinking, this has to get better, it can't be this predictable... but alas, no. The plot was incredibly predictable, the language was unbelievable, and the characters were l ...more
Keiann W.
Oct 07, 2010 Keiann W. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jan 30, 2010 Polly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is from one of my favorite author Sharon M. Draper. No surprise, this is another good novel that I instantly fell in love with after the first few chapters. The theme of this book isn’t much unique from any other teen pregnancy book but I love how Draper writes everything that touches your heart and you can connect to the characters’ feeling frequently. It was about November, a high school girl who later realized she is pregnant after a few weeks that her boyfriend jumped off from the ...more
This was really amazing. I'm the type that really hates reading and when I'm forced to I only read a little bit and never pick it up again but this time it was different. When I first picked it up I couldn't put it down. When somebody else had the book I kept on begging my teacher to get the book for me and when I got it I couldn't give it up. The book first started off with a twist and drama and so many people was hurt. It felt like I was getting hurt personally. Overall the book is amazing and ...more
Nov 08, 2008 Tim rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Like the novel that precedes it, November Blues is very moralistic at the cost of character and story development. It did have a more realistic plot than the first one (for a high school drama), though I am just not sure why a teenager would voluntarily read a preachy, moralistic novel.

Also, Draper did a great job of expanding her audience. The first novel is pretty much of interest only to boys, but this novel continues partially from the point of view of the previous book's male protagonist, r
Aviana B
May 28, 2014 Aviana B rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think all kids of all ages should read this book.
Aug 30, 2015 Abdelali rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: summer-reading
Three minutes later the indicator silently screamed the news that she already suspected. She was pregnant (Sharon M. Draper#5) The fantastic book November blues was written by Sharon M. Draper. The story begins with November a young adolescent who lives with her Mother and her brother. When November Nelson loses her boyfriend to a pledge stunt gone wrong she think her life can’t possibly get worse. Then she learns that she had become pregnant the day before her boyfriend Josh died. She is first ...more
Reeseis Chillin
May 21, 2014 Reeseis Chillin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"November Blues" by Sharon M. Draper is a realistic fiction book mainly about a teenage girl November who's life is turned upside down. This is a sequal to the book "The Walls of Jericho" where November's boyfriend Josh Prescott died in an accident. This book focuses on November who is pregnant with Josh's baby. This causes many trials and tribulations throughout November's junio and senio year of high school. Although she has plenty of support from Josh's cousin Jericho. But that still does no ...more
Destiny Brown
Feb 27, 2014 Destiny Brown rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Have you ever had an experience that would change your life for 18 years? Sharon M. Draper’s book, November Blues is very interesting. It’s about a teenage girl’s life and how it got messed up because she got pregnant. November Blues can teach a very good lesson. You should read to learn what happen.
November Blues teaches a life lesson. When people say just one mistake can change your life, they might be right. The main character November, finds out her boyfriend, Josh died from a dare he did. S
Surprisingly, a Draper book that did not live up to my expectations. Could be my age, or my opinions because I know my students have loved this one. Felt as though the dialogue was stilted and too "you go girl." Maybe even dated for slang. I would have sooooo re-written the ending. Oh well... she usually bats a thousand for me... guess I can allow for one that disappoints.
This is my first Sharon Draper book; maybe her other ones are better. The teen dialogue seemed stilted to me--basically, they talk the way adults talk, with the addition of a few uses of the word "tight" as an adjective. Also, it's another book about a pregnant African American teen.

Still, the cover is really good, and it will probably be fairly popular.
Chalimar Childrey
"November Blues" by Sharon M.Draper is about a teenage girl named November Nelson.She finds out that she got pregnant by her dead boyfriend,Josh Prescott.She tries to adjust with life without him.Josh's parents,Brock and Marlene Prescott,finds out about November's baby and they hired a lawyer to take custody of Josh's baby.

I liked this book because it was well-written and was based on real high school drama.The book has a lot of great characters that are important to the storyline.Each day I wo
Jun 09, 2009 Vennetta rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was by far the best book i have read this school year. Im could really relate to what Dawn was going thorugh in this book. Also i was so excicted to finic=sh this book because it was the last book of the collecton. I can offically say Sharon out did herslef with this book.
Laurie Niestrath
May 02, 2010 Laurie Niestrath rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An interesting and timely book. This is the second book in the second trilogy about a group of students at Douglass HS in Ohio. The ending was surprising and should give readers something to think about in terms of relationships.
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Tiauna Holley
This book is a fictional book. November Blue's currently has three awards. Coretta Scott King Honor Book, New York Public Library Best Books for the Teen Age, and the Young Adult Choice Books. The book is about a teenager who losses her boyfriend in a stunt he does and after his passing she finds out she is now pregnant. She decides she is going to keep and raise her baby girl whom she names sunshine. I gave the book five stars because I feel like this book is relatable to young girls who become ...more
Monica Rogers
Oct 14, 2015 Monica Rogers rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of the exciting moments that I was not prepared for in the book November Blues by, Sharon M. Draper, was when November found out that she was pregnant. I wouldn't have thought she was going to get pregnant, because she was always a straight A student, and she cared a lot about her college career, and making her mom proud. November, and her mom have a very good relationship in the story. Until she tells her mom she is pregnant than things sort of start to fall apart, because her plans about ...more
Mariah Mathews
Oct 06, 2014 Mariah Mathews rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
November Nelson and Jericho Prescott lost their best friend Josh. If losing Josh wasn't enough November found out she's expecting a baby by her deceased boyfriend. Jericho is taking the news pretty hard since Josh is more than his best friend he is also his cousin. Jericho stops doing everything that reminds him of Josh and takes on football hoping that the physical pain from the sport will help release the emotional pain inside. November and Jericho have to be there for one another during this ...more
Amanda Wyble
Feb 26, 2014 Amanda Wyble rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recently I read the novel November Blues by Sharon M. Draper. The story follows the main character November who is a junior in high school when tragedy strikes. One night her boyfriend, Josh, gets killed in a freak accident. About a month later November finds out that she is pregnant. November must overcome her grief in order to be the best she can be for her unborn baby. November struggles with herself in order to grow up quicker than planned. November is portrayed as the average high school gi ...more
Melissa Navarro
Mar 09, 2014 Melissa Navarro rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In my opinion this book can catch anyones attention. The main characters in this book are November,Josh,Olivia,Josh's parrents,and Jericho. The plott is that November gets pregnant by Josh. Josh passes away and November doesnt know what to do. I like it because it caught my attention and i don't really like reading. My favorite part as of now is when November finds out she's pregnant. If i could change anything in the book it will be when Josh dies because i want to see how November would react ...more
Chontele W
Nov 27, 2015 Chontele W rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
November Blues by Sharon M. Draper is an amazing award winning book. This story will make you realize that one thing can change your life forever in just a blink of an eye. The book is so realistic and well plotted, November a 16 year old girl lost her boyfriends from a freak accident -he jumped out a window- but little did she know she was carrying his baby. Frightened and worried, for what about school? what about life in general? Her whole world shifts her view and perspective is at a higher ...more
Mar 18, 2010 Allison710 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 7th-grade
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Jan 26, 2016 Cori rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sharon M. Draper's book entitled November Blues is a good, realistic book. November has to figure out what she's going to do when her boyfriend, Josh, died pledging to a sorority. It was already hard enough, but being pregnant which is baby in high school made it so much worse. November has to learn how to move on and cope with life while getting over the death of her boyfriend and the arrival of a baby. Meanwhile, Jericho, Josh's best friend cousin and best friend can barely cope with the pain ...more
Nov 20, 2015 Reina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was about a girl who got pregnant and her boyfriend died. The main character is November, she found out she was pregnant after her boyfriend passed away in car accident. November was an staright A student so when she found out she didnt know how to tell her mom since her mom wanted her to go to college.She finally decided to tell her mom and her mom did support her. Her friend Jericho who was her boyfriend cousin also support her and made her a promise that he will be there for everyth ...more
Feb 01, 2010 Audrey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was about a girl named November, a junior in high school, facing many dilemmas. November just lost her boyfriend, Josh, in a tragic accident and doesn't know how to feel about it. Of corse she is sad, but she doesn't know if she really loved him. After he passed she found out that she was pregnant and was scared to tell anyone. After she told her mother, she was relieved. Even though her mother wasn't happy, she still stuck by her side. November had a close relationship with her boyfri ...more

This book is about a girl named November who liked this boy named josh everybody thought that they were the cutest couple and everything and that they were perfect. Josh passed away and November is now pregnant she doesn't Know what to do and she has no one to talk to but her friend. she doesn't know what to do now that josh is gone and she hasn't finished high school.

I would make a Text-to-world connection because I heard and know and seen this happened to people and its crazy that this happe
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Sharon M. Draper is a professional educator as well as an accomplished writer. She has been honored as the National Teacher of the Year, is a five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Literary Award, and is a New York Times bestselling author. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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