Young Voices of New York

Come November by Katrin van Dam

Advertisement

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Come November is a realistic-fiction novel that is one of the most engaging things I have ever read. It’s unique in the sense that it features a science fiction conspiracy theorist group, so from the beginning it seems like it may be a sci-fi story.

The story centers around Marina ‘Rooney’ Harris, who has a single mother that, at the beginning of the story, quits her job to join a group of questionable conspiracy theorists who believe that on November 17th, aliens will take them to a new world. This leaves Rooney fuming. She and her younger brother, Daniel, both find the theory fake… until Daniel grows his own ideas.

Many characters, including a believer Rooney’s age, her dad, a childhood friend, a teacher, and her stepmother soon come into the story, each in their own very surprising ways.

All experienced readers will love this book, though I would recommend it to mature 11-year-olds and up, for some scenes can be described as teen rated. Otherwise, this book is a real page turner with many different arcs happening at the same time, so every next page could reveal something new. This story is full of betrayals, heartbreaks, arguments, parties, and other action-packed topics.

Another great attribute of the book was that it was very realistic and believable; imagine all the action-packed moments in 5 years of life, packed into one. That is this book. Every action that Rooney went through I could visualize, especially since part of the book takes place in New York City, my hometown! That really set it in stone for me, since all the locations were so familiar and I could see everything. But no matter where you live, I’m sure you can relate to many of the book’s emotions and mental situations.

All in all, a great read with action on every page.

Why are you still here? Go read it!

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Malachy J Fong, Contributor

Malachy J Fong, Contributor, New York City

5 Comments

5 Responses to “Come November by Katrin van Dam”

  1. Micaela Viscarra on February 6th, 2019 9:40 am

    Great job on your review! I really want to know what happens at the end of the book. I can’t stand not knowing how the book ends! Anyway, this is a book I will definitely read!

  2. Alicia Tritschler on February 6th, 2019 1:04 pm

    Great review! I like how much detail about the story you put in. Do the aliens ever come?

  3. Sophia Singh on February 6th, 2019 1:27 pm

    This sounds like a great book. I would love to read it as soon as I get to the library. I also love realistic fiction. Great job on your review!

  4. Olivia Castang on February 6th, 2019 1:31 pm

    I think your review is awesome because of how you explained aliens will take over the world and that does not happen in many books.

  5. Giada Simone on February 14th, 2019 2:30 pm

    This sounds like an awesome book!!! I would love to read it when I finish the book I am reading now! I hope I finish my book soon! Awesome review!!!

You do not need to be a contributor to comment. However, you must be younger than 14 years of age and a registered user. To register, click here to download a Parental Permission/Registration form and submit.

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Navigate Left
  • Come November by Katrin van Dam

    Books

    A Babysitters Guide to Monster Hunting Beasts and Geeks

  • Come November by Katrin van Dam

    Books

    Funny Kid, Prank Wars by Matt Stanton

  • Come November by Katrin van Dam

    Books

    Finding Esme

  • Come November by Katrin van Dam

    Books

    The Lost Rainforest: Mez’s Magic

  • Come November by Katrin van Dam

    Books

    Into the Nightfell Wood

  • Come November by Katrin van Dam

    Books

    Zach King: The Magical Mix-up

  • Come November by Katrin van Dam

    Books

    “R.L. Stine Presents Scream and Scream Again!”

  • Come November by Katrin van Dam

    Articles

    My Girl Scout Adventures-Food Pantry

  • Come November by Katrin van Dam

    Entertainment

    “Overboard”

  • Come November by Katrin van Dam

    Books

    Ryan Quinn and the Lion’s Claw

Navigate Right
A news site for young people across New York State up to 14 years old.
Come November by Katrin van Dam