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Goodreads: Space germs decimate the adult population. Who will survive?
For months, astronomers have been predicting that Earth will pass through the tail of a comet. They say that people will see colorful sunsets and, best of all, a purple moon.
But nobody has predicted the lightning-fast epidemic that sweeps across the planet on the night of the purple moon. The comet brings space dust with it that contains germs that attack human hormones. Older teens and adults die within hours of exposure.
On a small island off the coast of Maine, a group of teens and children struggle to survive in this new world, but all the while they have inside them a ticking time bomb — adolescence.
Kritters Thoughts: An interesting take on YA dystopian that kept me glued to my nook until the last page. We meet a family with two daughters and a son who are living on a small island off the coast of Maine with their father. Their mother is about to take a ferry to join them for a weekend. Before she is to come a scientific phenomenon is about to occur - a purple moon that will have consequences that no one can predict.
As in the blub above, the reader knows before starting the story that this purple moon is going to kill all adults and any teenager who has already gone through puberty, so although the children in this family are ok, their parents are not.
I loved this dystopian, it was interesting to see how teenagers and children react to a world without adults. I think the author, Scott Cramer, did an excellent job of predicting the best case scenario and also showing how it can go really bad. The story kept moving and didn't stop until the end. The reader is even left with a little wonderment of the future of this kind of world.
I will be recommending this book to fans of the dystopian genre. This is definitely a YA dystopian, but adults can still enjoy this one.
Rating: the perfect YA read
Ebook Challenge 2012: 31 out of 25
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one copy of this book free of charge from the author. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.