Purple Daze by Sherry Shahan
Publisher: Running Press Teens
Pub. Date: March 22nd, 2011
Age Level: 15+
Source: For review from publisher.
Synopsis via Goodreads
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.
Ziggy; pg. 75
Mrs. St. Johns faints in Home Economics when she opens the refrigerator and sees her Oscar Mayer wearing rubbers.
Haiku by Nancy; pg. 110
Love, a losing game
One I wish I never played
Gamblers never win
So I figured I'd include a little taste of both the silly and the solemn. For more on my thoughts of Purple Daze, check out my Review.
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