"The November Girl" is about Anda, the daughter of lake. She is the November storm that protects the island near Lake Superior, terrifying sailors and sinking ships every November. Hector, a boy hiding from his family, winds up on the island, and a relationship begins between the two.
This book was very…different. I didn’t quite understand the concept at first going in, but once I did, I found it quite interesting. The two main characters were both very likeable, but in different ways. I enjoyed the romance between the two—it came off as slightly odd at first, but as I progressed further into the story, I was rooting for them.
The writing was one of my favorite things about the writing. Very detailed and extremely vivid, but not over-the-top. Beautiful sentences. One thing I did notice was that the pacing shifted a lot. It wasn’t a constant slow or fast. It didn’t bother me, but it was something that stuck out to me while reading.
Overall, this was a good read! It had an original storyline with a sweet, intense romance with very likable characters. It’s beautifully written with a satisfying ending!
I am Anda, and the lake is my mother. I am the November storms that terrify sailors and sink ships. With their deaths, I keep my little island on Lake Superior alive.
Hector has come here to hide from his family until he turns eighteen. Isle Royale is shut down for the winter, and there's no one here but me. And now him.
Hector is running from the violence in his life, but violence runs through my veins. I should send him away, to keep him safe. But I'm half human, too, and Hector makes me want to listen to my foolish, half-human heart. And if I do, I can't protect him from the storms coming for us.