PURPLE by Graham J. Sharpe
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Everyone aged eighteen to sixty-five has vanished. London is a ghost town. You’re on your own. You’re scared and lonely, but determined to discover the truth. Are you brave enough to trust your instinct?
After a purple storm rampages around Planet Earth, stealing millions of people, four teenagers struggle to make it alone in London.
Drawn together by a series of bizarre coincidences, Ellie, Midge, Scott and Marty soon find themselves entangled with a bunch of interfering pensioners. Among the cast of players are camp hairdresser Mr Rupert, Pearl the loud-mouthed tea lady, and June, a psychic, who travels the world on her motorbike.
As the tranquillizing effects of the Purple diminish, greed and the lust for power take hold. Penny Treasure, leader of the Decision Makers Council, dreams up an idea that could destroy the world forever.
In a desperate hunt to find the missing, clues are pieced together and some shocking secrets come tumbling out of the closet.
Purple celebrates the magic that materializes when we trust our gut feeling. It concerns both the wobbly transition into adulthood and the wisdom we all hope to have gathered from a life well lived. Witty and thought provoking, it’s about loss and courage and the love that keeps us all connected.
Gone. Parents, teen siblings and friends, grandparents. They are all gone, and you have no idea if they are coming back or where they went. All you know is this purple storm showed up out of nowhere and they disappeared! No more bed times, no groundings, no parents harping on you to do your homework or get a job, but also no one to tuck you in at night, clean up for you. Purple is a brilliantly written tale of just that, family members and strangers gone missing and the story of four unlikely teenagers who become friends, who unbeknownst to them are chosen for something greater. The characters are colorful and fun. They’re fears are real. But there is a deeper connection between all who they encounter. All of the sudden they are thrown into a teenage-adulthood and struggling to not only find themselves but survive. I laughed, cried, gasped, and found myself holding my breath at times. The fate of the world is literally on these young teens’ shoulders! My favorite character was Ping. She had me cracking up, and I was so happy that she was able to play an important part in the story.
Grab your copy of Purple, go on…GO! You will not be disappointed, whether you are a pre-teen, teen, YA, or adult, male or female. Purple has just that right mix for every reader!
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