The November Girl

  • Type: Books
  • By: Lydia Kang
  • Age Category: Teens
  • Genre: Sci Fi/Fantasy/Horror
  • Recommended by: Tom S.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9781633758261
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Beware The Witch of November

Hector, a mixed-race kid from a miserable family, is still months away from turning 18 – when he will achieve emancipation from his abusive uncle.  So, he concocts a risky plan to save himself.  Hector will take the last boat of the season to Isle Royale and disappear into the bush, where he will hide out on the uninhabited island until ferries began running in the spring.  But that plan goes astray when he meets Anda, a mysterious young woman who is equal parts captivating and terrifying.  And no wonder, for she is the legendary Witch of November, daughter of a human father and a mother who is Gitchee Gumme – Lake Superior.  The two young people, both of whom have serious family issues, are attracted to each other through what they share – namely, a deep sense of loneliness and the tension of having a dual heritage.  But what guy can love a girl who draws her power from shipwrecks and death? 

Try this moody, intensely atmospheric story if you enjoy gothic romance or smart fantasy grounded in the natural world.