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Rockapocalypse

Disharmony of Justice. By: Byron Suggs. Format: Paperback. Read: November 2012.

    The moment Peter Travers was born, the soul of Buddy Holly was ascending into Heaven. Fifteen years later, Peter was having a wonderful summer with his friends, and his girlfriend, Margie. That dreamy summer turned into a nightmare as their small town of Harper’s Mill learned what hate and evil could do. As people start disappearing and the Ku Klux Klan make their presence known, these five children discover their true destiny. Four famous dead rockers and five teenagers combine forces in order to rid their town of hatred. However unbeknownst to Peter’s friends, a plan is in motion that will have them all reuniting thirty-seven years later, while Peter lies close to death in a coma. As Peter relives his past, will his friends and the rockers be able to save his soul in the present, or will it cost them everything?
Byron Suggs has created a superb and flawless tale of love versus hate. Two stories and two time periods combine into one powerful adventure. A classic coming-of-age story with a magical rocker twist will introduce a new set of readers to the genre of Southern Literature. For fans of Southern Lit, this book will be a must-read! Suggs demonstrates an unbelievable talent as he flawlessly changes dialect between the characters and the time periods. This book will surely give readers goosebumps. I highly recommend this book to everyone.

One of my favorite college courses was my American Southern Lit class. We would read the classics and discuss how race, religion and a hint of magic defined an entire literary movement. Believe me when I say that this book, brought me back into that classroom and I believe that future generations will be adding Rockapocalypse to their curriculum. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough and when I finished reading it, I was speechless. As a girl who was born and raised in the South, on Rock and Roll music, this book spoke to my heart. Oh and the playlist was excellent, too! Please go and read this book, so you can come back and discuss your favorite characters with me.

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

Note: Byron Suggs provided a copy of this book for me to review. To learn more about this author and his books, please visit his website.

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