Synopses & 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.
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."
Two months after her boyfriend, Josh, dies in a hazing accident, high school senior November discovers sheand#8217;s pregnant. Having to tell her mother is hard enough, but Joshand#8217;s parentsand#8217; reaction is even more devastating: they hire a lawyer to try to take her baby away from her. Joshand#8217;s cousin, Jericho, wants to help November however he can, but heand#8217;s still dealing with his own sense of responsibility for Joshand#8217;s death. The sequel to the Coretta Scott King Honor Book andlt;iandgt;The andlt;/iandgt;andlt;iandgt;Battle of Jericho andlt;/iandgt;pulls no punches as it exploresand#8212;with Sharon M. Draperand#8217;s trademark keen insight into how teenagers think, feel, and speakand#8212;the difficult decisions and harsh realities of teen pregnancy.
About the Author
Sharon M. Draper is a andlt;iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/iandgt; bestselling author and recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring her significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens. She has received the Coretta Scott King Award for both andlt;iandgt;Copper Sunandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;Forged by Fireandlt;/iandgt;. Her andlt;iandgt;Out of My Mindandlt;/iandgt; has won multiple awards and has been a andlt;iandgt;New York Times andlt;/iandgt;bestseller for well over a year. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she taught high school English for twenty-five years and was named National Teacher of the Year. Visit her at SharonDraper.com.