Sunday, February 9, 2014

New Release: The Purple Girl

So excited about my…
New Release: The Purple Girl by Audrey Kane (Illustrated by Tory & Norman Taber)

Want an adventure? Be careful what you wish for…

CAUTION! This book for middle grade readers follows the life of Violet, a purple-skinned girl whose purple spreads to everything she touches… Is she magical? Is she the devil’s child—or simply cursed? One boy dares to befriend her. But when he leaves unexpectedly, Violet takes off on a dangerous journey to find him. Violet must rely on her own resources, and she can’t risk being seen—she’s purple, for goodness sake! Will Violet unlock her secret? Can she change her destiny? There is only one way to find out…

In this coming-of-age tale, self-discovery, discrimination, and self-acceptance are interwoven with adventure and suspense. Like so many middle graders, Violet struggles to fit into the world. She’s beginning to learn who she is. She wants to belong. And at the core of every story, the need to belong is often a theme that resonates with readers. But is she a strong female protagonist? Of course! I wouldn’t have it any other way.

While written for children, The Purple Girl provides young-at-heart parents an entertaining read and an opportunity to discuss social issues in a relatable, interesting way. With the pressures that young girls are under, The Purple Girl provides one more way for mothers to connect with their daughters.

And as a mom, I love to read something my kids are reading. It gives us something interesting to talk about, and it opens up dialogue. That’s always a good thing!

Whether a child is reading The Purple Girl to escape on an adventure or whether she is grasping the deeper social messages woven into the story, I’m simply happy a child is reading. And if I’ve helped a reluctant reader develop a love for readingwell, that’s icing on the cake!
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Cathy Lee said...

I love the premise...and I love purple!
capefearlibn at gmail dot com

Audrey Kane said...

Thank you! Am happy to hear it!