Since its release on Sept. 27, Jack Chaucer’s new young adult novel, “Streaks of Blue: How the Angels of Newtown Inspired One Girl to Save Her School,” already has motivated an 18-year-old young woman in Georgia (formerly Russia) to reconnect with former friends, a 13-year-old girl in India to go mountain climbing and a mom in New Jersey to hug her little boy much tighter.
Available in paperback ($11.99) on Amazon and as an e-book ($2.99) with Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Apple and Smashwords, the book is dedicated to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on December 14, 2012. The author has pledged to donate half of the proceeds to the Newtown Memorial Fund (http://newtownmemorialfund.org), which directly supports the families. “Streaks of Blue” has been requested on NetGalley by more than 325 reviewers from all over the world, including scores of educators, school librarians and resource specialists. 251 readers have added it to their Goodreads shelves. The book has 47 ratings and 38 reviews on Goodreads (3.74-star average) and 17 reviews on Amazon (4.4-star average).
“A touching and monumental story. Chaucer’s storytelling was truly intoxicating, creating such awesome and fluid characters.”
— Georgina Robinson, “What She Reads” blogger from Leicestershire, England
“While the subject matter might have been trite or exploitive in other hands, Mr. Chaucer treats it with sensitivity and his characters sympathetically. It’s tense, moving and thought-provoking.”
— Stephanine Piro, “Militant Recommender” blogger from Farmington, New Hampshire
“I wasn’t sure I was ready to read a book that references Sandy Hook yet, but he pulled it off. Heart-wrenching and amazing!”
— Amy Vandagriff, resource specialist at Foothill High School in Pleasanton, California
“Very well-written, deep and emotional. This book moved me very much.”
— Jennifer Ahlin, book blogger from Uppsala, Sweden
“It is a masterpiece. I think it should be on every English teacher’s to-read list.”
— Annie Wallace, “Just One More Chapter” blogger from Lake Jackson, Texas
Book blurb: 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?
For more information and purchase links, visit Jack Chaucer’s website at https://queensarewild.wordpress.com. Chaucer also wrote the sci-fi thriller “Queens are Wild” (2012) and two other novels. Contact Jack at firstname.lastname@example.org.