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  • By Amber McGary
    May 9, 2010
    I Miss Your Purple Hair is one of the most thrilling books I’ve ever read. The first half of the book drew me in so well, I felt I could reach out and touch all of the characters. The second half had me quite literally on the edge of my seat! The storyline contains a great balance of sincere, heartfelt moments and sheer excitement. The interactions between Mateo and his teenage daughter, Violet, dig much deeper than your average "daddy’s little girl" tale. The two share a believable, yet magical bond that ties the entire story together. Also, the relationships that gradually develop between the would-have-been strangers thrown together by fate shed a warm light on humanity's potential, and illustrate things we could do together in order to live a richer existence. I Miss Your Purple Hair was a pleasure to read... and I’m hoping for a sequel!
  • By alexandra.palmieri
    Mar 29, 2010
    As an avid reader, I am always looking for that next unique read that takes me somewhere new. It was so refreshing to find that in "I Miss Your Purple Hair." From the beginning I felt as if I were being introduced to new, intriguing friends. The relationship between Mateo and Violet displayed a strong bond between a father and daughter that is very hard to put into words but Robert Chandler succeeded. All the characters, brought together by a disaster at the San Diego Zoo, showed different aspects of people we all know in everyday life. They were developed to such a point where you felt you were getting to know friends as the story progressed. Not only were the images painted vividly with words but the suspense made the book very difficult to put down. A fulfilling ending only made it more worthwhile. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a book that gives an insightful look into the human mind and causes you to look at yourself, your environment and those... More > around you.< Less
  • By melanie.neureuther
    Mar 9, 2010
    This book was riveting right from the start! It kept me up late unable to put it down. The characters come to life and are fascinating right from the beginning, and in the end I was left wanting more. Can we say sequel?! The story is unique and fascinating, filled with incredible action, drama, and suspense that is believable and compelling. At times I laughed at sarcastic, witty dialogue, other times I cried at the suspense and pain. The emotions of each character come to life through superb diction and authorship. Robert Chandler has done it again and I look forward to reading more of his!
  • By Dan Marvin
    Feb 16, 2010
    I Miss Your Purple Hair is a good book and I enjoyed it thoroughly. I’ve read 100 page books that felt like they’d never end, but this was a 300+ page book that was over before I knew it. I became invested in the characters and was genuinely curious how they would overcome their dilemma. As dilemmas go, this is a big one. As our heroes and heroines visit the zoo one day, the world ends. Earthquakes and Tsunamis wipe out most of the coastal regions of the earth and 3/4s of the earth’s population is wiped out. Instead of taking a holistic view of the carnage and destruction, Chandler gives us a snapshot of 14 individuals caught in an undamaged valley surrounded by newly formed mountains, volcanoes, and more than a few newly released zoo animals. When the bottled water and animal crackers give out, it becomes obvious that no one is coming looking for them. So what would you do? I can almost guarantee that you wouldn’t handle it as calmly as these folks. They pitch in, take each setback... More > as it comes, and … well, you’ll have to read the book to find out the ‘and’. There is an undercurrent of new age philosophy that pervades this book, but it’s not overdone. The main characters are Mateo and his 15 year old daughter Veronica, or Violet as she is also known. As we meet more individuals, we have to piece together how they all fit. All is eventually revealed. For the rest of this review, please visit http://www.llbookreview.com< Less
  • By jmlwml
    Feb 15, 2010
    The cast of characters in this book drew me in and kept me from reading the last 20 pages for a long time...I didn't want their story to end. The author truly brought the characters to life and allowed me the opportunity to get to know them and understand their points of view for the circumstance they found themselves in. I am hoping that a sequel is planned because I want them to be a part of my life again. The plot and story line were compelling. The way that the author unfolded the events (and the history behind some of the characters' perspectives) was realistic and gripping. I couldn't put it down (until, as I said above, the last 20 pages, when I didn't want it to end). Great read - highly recommended!
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Product Details

ISBN
9780578044057
Edition
Third Edition
Publisher
Privileged Publishing
Published
April 6, 2010
Language
English
Pages
352
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
1.3 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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