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{Streaks of Blue: Jack Chaucer}Streaks of Blue by Jack Chaucer
Series: Nikki
Published by Amazon Digital Services on August 30, 2013
Genres: Realistic Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 260
Format: eBook
Source: Netgalley
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{Synopsis} –Adam Upton and Thomas “Lee” Harvey are plotting the next big school massacre at their New Hampshire high school. Nicole Janicek, who knew Adam in elementary school, tries to reconnect with the damaged teen at the start of their senior year. But will Nicole’s attempt to befriend the would-be killer disrupt the plot and turn Adam’s life around before the clock strikes 12:14?

Half of the proceeds from this novel will be donated to the Newtown Memorial Fund.

{My Thoughts} – This book was based on one girls quest to save her school from a massacre. Nicole Janicek and her friend Candice go on a hiking trip that results in her having a strange dream that warns her a school shooting is going to take place. The individual involved is a boy named Adam Upton. The dream gives her specific instructions, however she isn’t sure how real the dream was of if she should take it seriously.

This book is wonderfully written. It is a masterpiece. I think it should on every English teacher’s to read list. It helps not only to show how terrible things can be when people make poor decisions, but also shows the consequences of those actions. I think that if more people knew that that poor choices they make without considering the consequence of their actions and what can become of them.

This book was a roller coaster of emotions for me. I went from being happy, to relieved, to sad and crying a lot while reading this book. It is a fast read and and very relevant to today’s society given the issues with school shootings that have been taking place. It makes me sad to know that people are capable of such horror, however as this book shows you shouldn’t always judge a person based on their outward appearance. It always helps to get to know someone and where they come from, then make a judgment. It also shows that rash choices don’t always end well. All and all – I think it is a must read book!

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.