5 stars for “Sade on the Wall” by Elizabeth Barone


By Jack Chaucer

Elizabeth Barone’s debut novel is a must-read for young adults and parents alike. This is an extremely well-written, moving and realistic story that will keep readers hooked on every word and stay with them long after the final word.

Sade’s coming-of-age experience is riveting and heartbreaking. She is put in an impossible situation for someone so young and does the best she can. The reader roots for her every step of the way as she tries to get through to her best friend, Jackie, but drugs destroy relationships, lives and happy endings all too often.

I highly recommend this book and firmly believe that, with her unique literary voice and storytelling ability, Liz Barone is a young writer who will emerge as a powerhouse author sooner rather than later.

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First draft of “Streaks of Blue” now complete

My goal is to e-publish “Streaks of Blue: How the Angels of Newtown Inspired One Girl to Save Her School” before the first anniversary of the shooting (Dec. 14).

Here’s the blurb at this early stage:

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. She risks her life and reputation to save the lives of her schoolmates, including the ones who question her sanity and taunt her for hanging out with “trailer trash.” 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?