Honors English 10
23 September 2010
Book Report: November Blues
My book is November Blues written by Sharon M. Draper. It was published in 2007, also by Sharon M. Draper. I obtained this book from the high school library.
In the book November Blues the main characters are all kids and they’re names are November Nelson, Josh Prescott, Dana, Olivia, and Jericho Prescott. November Nelson loses her boyfriend to a pledge stunt gone wrong, and he leaves a little peace of him behind, two months after Josh’s death November finds out that she is pregnant with Josh’s baby. Josh Prescott is November’s boyfriend who dies in the pledge stunt gone wrong, and the father of her baby. Dana she a very popular girl everybody likes her; she is one of Novembers best friends and is the first to find out that November is pregnant. Olivia is a quiet girl, over weight, gets picked on a lot until she met November in the bathroom, when November first found out she was pregnant. Jericho Prescott is Josh’s Prescott’s best friend and cousin. He was also in the pledge with Josh when Josh was doing the stunt and it went wrong, after his cousin died he stopped playing the trumpet and started playing football to get out the anger and pain.
The setting of the book is in Cincinnati around the Spring time, at November’s house. November is just now figuring out that she is pregnant after taking a test and is unsure what to do next. Considering the fact that her boyfriend is dead she didn’t know how she was going to tell his parents or even tell her own mom. This setting is important to the story because in introduces the reader to the main complication in the book. Also, gives a glimpse into the theme of the story.