Everything turns a beautiful purple when a comet circles the earth. Things aren’t so beautiful the next morning when pre-pubescent children discover all the teens and adults are dead. On the little Castine Island, a small group of children must create a fledling society, but it’s a race against time before the older children get sick and die, too.
Night of the Purple Moon is a fast read that really drew me in. The last quarter was incredibly intense. There were a few things that bothered me about it such as the children, 12 and under, being able to drive really well. Much later it is mentioned that on their island kids 10 and up can drive. It would have saved me some annoyance had that been stated earlier in the book. I recommend it to teens and young adult book fans. It’s not quite a YA book, but it’s also not quite a middle grade book, but instead somewhere in between (early teens).
4 (out of 5) Stars