Please note that I did not finish this book.
I am a reader that really focuses a lot on characters. With this book, there were so many POVs there that I couldn't even remember who was who! I never had time to fall in love with any character, because the POV would change as soon as I refreshed myself on who was talking.
I love books that are written in verse, but I really just found myself focusing too much on who was talking that I couldn't bother myself with what they were saying.
I wouldn't recommend this book to readers who, like me, are character-oriented. If you aren't, you very well could enjoy this book.
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.