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Set in suburban Los Angeles in 1965, six friends' stories of love, friendship, and heartbreak told in free verse.
Praise For Purple Daze…
"A cutting-edge novel, strategically written to keep you wanting more as you delve deeper into the love and conflict of the rocky 1960s. Sure to please both young adult and adult audiences."New York Journal of Books
"Shahan's writing pulls no punches as she offers a poignant mosaic that functions on personal and universal levels."Publishers Weekly
"Captures the tension and desperation of 1960s young people who were caught up in the events while highlighting the chaos with song lyrics. Will enable young adults to identify on a personal level with The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien, which is often included in curriculum lists."VOYA
"Features snapshots of the turbulence of 1965 as caught in both a wide angle and telephoto lens. Perfect for short attention spans. Reluctant readers may be the best audience to enjoy this fast ride through the period."School Library Journal
"Puts us on the front lines of funky times, from Los Angeles to Da-Nang. A far out, implosive, psychedelic trip that ends in indictment. This is spectacular."Rita Williams-Garcia, author of One Crazy Summer, National Book Award finalist, and Newbery Honor, Scott O'Dell Historical Award, and Coretta Scott King Award winner
"A raw and stunning portrait of the '60s. For those who lived them, Purple Daze will bring your past to life. For those who didn't, this story will make you feel as though you did."Catherine Ryan Hyde, author of Pay It Forward
"Part history, part teen survival, Shahan drops you into the Vietnam era with compelling authenticity and emotional force."Wendelin Van Draanen, author of The Running Dream
Running Press Kids, 9780762446094, 224pp.
Publication Date: July 31, 2012