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Purple Daze by Sherry Shahan
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Jan 26, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: novel-in-verse, ya, historical

excellent book! As many as I read, I'm still always impressed when an author writes such a good book in verse. I was in 7th-8th grade in 1965, so just a few years younger than these high school characters, and just becoming aware of the strong social and political currents running through the country. 1965 does't get as much press as 1968, but it's when the intensity of the late 60's and early 70's really ramped up. By having the characters tell the story with their own lives, Shahan makes it all more real and clear than any textbook or documentary. Well done!
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April I loved it too!! You are becoming my book suggestion Guru!

Dennis April wrote: "I loved it too!! You are becoming my book suggestion Guru!"

no, I got that recommendation from your review - thank you very much!

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Kelly Angel liked this one. And I always love whatever you love, Dennis. So, I'm looking forward to picking this one off the bookshelf at home.

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