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Friday, April 15, 2011

Review: Purple Daze

Title: Purple Daze
Series: No
Genre: Young Adult- Historical
Author: Sherry Shahan
Publisher: Running Press Teens
Release Date: March 22, 2011
Book: Sent by publisher

"Purple Daze is a young adult novel set in suburban Los Angeles in 1965. Six high school students share their experiences and feelings in interconnected free verse and traditional poems about war, feminism, riots, love, racism, rock 'n' roll, high school, and friendship.

Although there have been verse novels published recently, none explore the changing and volatile 1960's in America-- a time when young people drove a cultural and political revolution. With themes like the costs and casualties of war, the consequences of sex, and the complex relationships between teens, their peers, and their parents, this story is still as relevant today as it was 45 years ago."

Take me back in time baby and give me the ride of my life! This book is super easy, super fast to read. It is told from six different point of views. It was either in a poem form, letter, or just thoughts. There was lots of information about what is going on in there time. There was president's speeches, war drafts, civil rights laws, birth's and death's of important people who played an important role in our history.

The whole drama of these six people made for a great story. All of their lives intertwined with the war, music, and laws, made you feel like you were really in the sixties.  The reader got to see a great insight to how things really were back then. All of the six people stories were amazingly told with good writing.

I give it 5 BITES!

 Happy Reading!


  1. I love that cover.

    So 6 POVs?! Wow. Seems like that would be a bit overwhelming, but the multiple formats sound very interesting.

  2. Wow, it sounds like this one has a lot going on. I'm with Missie thinking it might be a lot to take in, does all that information get distracting, or did it all flow together well? Nice review as usual Savy:)

  3. It sounds like it wasn't confusing from your review. I have older siblings who grew up during that time and I'd be curious to read this and to have them read it.

  4. This sounds like a book I would really like. I didn't know what it was about and hadn't really heard of it. Thanks!

  5. sounds like a great read!

    Thanks for the review Savy!

  6. Thanks for this review, l have been wanting to read this bit l am unsure as l think l might get really confused and l am not always one for letters formats!


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