Night of the Purple Moon (The Toucan Trilogy, Book #1)

Rated 4.33/5 based on 3 reviews
A young teen races to find a cure for a deadly virus — and help her brother and baby sister survive — when a passing comet kills off the world's adults in this imaginative dystopian novel. More
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Words: 62,170
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301821181
About Scott Cramer

Scott Cramer has written feature articles for national magazines, covered school committee meetings for a local newspaper, published haiku and poetry, optioned a screenplay, and worked in high-tech marketing communications. His pursuit of a good story has put him behind the stick of an F-18, flying a Navy Blue Angels' fighter jet, and he has trekked through the Peruvian mountains in search of an ancient Quechua festival featuring a condor. Scott and his wife have two daughters and reside outside Lowell, Massachusetts (birthplace of Jack Kerouac) in an empty nest/zoo/suburban farm/art studio with too many surfboards in the garage.

Reviews

Review by: april reynolds on July 21, 2014 :
A book with a tale of its own but at the end it will make you ask what happens next! The author tells a story of a plague that only kills those who have reached or have started their move into puberty. All of the characters in this story are children. As we call them now the innocent but this story will make you wonder how innocent our children truly are in a situation that leaves them few choices. I would recommend this book to anyone over age 12 but die to the gore factor I will make it 14.This is a very well written book with plenty of action. With factors that most would not even think about in this situation. Now on to the next part of the story can’t wait to read it!
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Review by: Amber Myers on Feb. 13, 2014 :
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My Rating
-4/5-
A free copy was received in exchange for an honest review.
When the purple comet kills off all the adults Abby is stuck on a small island with her 2 neighbors, her brother and her baby sister, plus the other kids on the island.
Book with kids being on their own are some of the neatest most exciting books ever. It was nice to see how this kids banned together quickly to work things out and try to survive. Also during the book you get to see how being on a small island or a small community affects kids differently then like being in a big city. It was cool the author made those two different.
The chapters in this book aren't like regular chapters like chapter 1 and 2. They are more like One day, two days, 4 months, a year, so it basically helps you keep track of time from when the comet came through. The book seemed only to really touch on exciting and eventful moments. Which was fine it's easy to fill in the details. It was also hard to get boring when you're always reading about some problem are another.
The one thing I really did not like about this book is how it didn't really describe the characters. You didn't get to know how they looked at all basically which sucked. I wish the characters were all described more, not only in appearances but also personality.
I hope to read the next book and hopefully the last book and finish this trilogy.
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Review by: Sarah (Workaday Reads) on Oct. 24, 2013 :
This was a natural disaster story aimed at MG or young YA readers. There is plenty for older readers, but I think the emotions generated would be quite different for the different aged readers. As an adult, and a parent, I find the story very sad. Just thinking about children having to survive without anyone helping and supporting them breaks my heart.

The science of the story was explained quite simply, and in a believable matter. I really appreciate that it wasn’t dumbed down for younger readers. In fact, none of the story had any of the lacking that is present in many MG/young YA stories. The characters were well developed with unique personalities, and the plot had no major holes.

Overall, I was quite impressed at the story, even with the cliffhanger ending. It was exciting and very well developed, with believable science. I’m very happy I had the second book to start reading right away.
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