Review by K.J. Simmill

Purple Mike: A Trip is a young adult tale written by Sin Mils. It is best described as educational/urban fiction. The humans in Anyplace once lived a peaceful existence, never wanting, never fearing. Vicodin, however, lived elsewhere, and he watched the beings of Anyplace with malice and hatred. He despised them, hated their happiness, their mere existence infuriated him. gut he had a plan, he would corrupt them, taint all that was good with his own gang of outlaws, Pot, Pill, and Powder, led by Purple Mike. He planned to start small and spread his seeds of corruption far and wide, but then something occurred that even he had not been prepared for. Her name was Sally Sue, and Purple Mike’s mission was turned askew by unfamiliar feelings towards her, those of love. But Vicodin’s plan was already advancing at speed, and the destruction Purple Mike and his gang have wrought seems beyond repair. But for her, Purple Mike knew he must try.

Written in a very charming manner for such a topic, in some ways it reminded me of something I’d expect to read from Dr Seuss, although with a far more serious angle. I can certainly say that I have never read anything like it. Purple Mike: A Trip by Sin Mils warns readers about the dangers of drugs through an engrossing and easy to read story. It shows the reader how drugs can cause serious harm, despite seeming innocent, and warns of the dangers of usage. It is actually a very clever and serious book disguised in a fun read which shows actions and consequences. I can certainly see this finding its way into the hearts of many parents who want to educate their young teen on the dangers of drugs in a more fun and creative manner.

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