Streaks of Blue: How the Angels of Newtown Inspired One Girl to Save Her School

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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?

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Lakes of the Clouds

Submitted: April 03, 2013

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? Read Chapter

14th & Stardust

Submitted: April 04, 2013

Nicole receives a chilling warning in a dream and struggles over whether she should act on it. Read Chapter

Bat-shit Crazy

Submitted: April 07, 2013

Nicole's first attempt to reach out to Adam and Lee is an epic fail. Read Chapter

Driving Mr. Brody

Submitted: April 10, 2013

Adam punches his younger brother Brody in the school parking lot after his first day of high school and Nicole gives the overwhelmed freshman a ride home. Read Chapter

The Police

Submitted: April 12, 2013

A seemingly fun lesson about song lyrics in English class turns morbidly serious. Read Chapter

Three Words

Submitted: April 18, 2013

Nicole and Derek have an eerie encounter with Thomas Lee Harvey. Candace gives Nicole some advice. And Nicole puts pen to paper instead of telling her mom what's going on. Read Chapter

Calling for Backup

Submitted: April 20, 2013

Nicole and Valerie go at it. Adam hip-checks a kid in the cafeteria and gets in trouble. Nicole finally gets Candace to back her up. Read Chapter

Demons and Trail Angels

Submitted: April 27, 2013

Adam fantasizes about shooting up his school while hunting, but the fantasy turns sour. Later, Nicole and Candace take Adam hiking around Rainbow Lake and they meet an interesting stranger. Read Chapter

We're Going to Be Friends

Submitted: May 02, 2013

Nicole channels the White Stripes after a rough counseling session that results in detention. Read Chapter

Sugar Cubes

Submitted: May 09, 2013

Nicole's first detention experience also ends up being her first LSD experience. Read Chapter

The Acid Den

Submitted: May 12, 2013

Ms. Alvarez lowers the boom on Nicole and Adam as they trip during detention. Nicole's mother and Adam's father have an interesting encounter as the principal doles out suspensions. Read Chapter

Inside Information

Submitted: May 17, 2013

As Nicole crashes from her LSD trip, her desperate mom gets Candace to reveal what's going on with her daughter. Read Chapter

The Punch Heard Round Lakeview

Submitted: May 19, 2013

Candace confronts Valerie and Melanie for cyber taunting Nicole about her LSD suspension. Mr. Richardson ends up refereeing a cat fight in front of the school. Read Chapter

Talking About Trips

Submitted: May 22, 2013

Nicole hammers Adam for tricking her into taking LSD with him. She and her mom plan a quick getaway to New York City before she has to return to school from suspension. Read Chapter

911

Submitted: May 24, 2013

While sightseeing in New York City, Nicole gets a terrifying text from Candace that the school fire alarm has been pulled at 12:14 on 9-11. Read Chapter

The Unexpected Diagnosis

Submitted: June 07, 2013

Adam and Thomas reward Brody for his efforts. Candace visits the police station. And Gary gets some bad news at the doctor's office. Read Chapter

Bucket Lists

Submitted: June 14, 2013

Nicole finally returns to school after serving her suspension. Thomas blasts Adam for blowing off a planning meeting to go to the bowling alley. And young Brody thinks life is grand. Read Chapter

A Date at Chili's

Submitted: June 16, 2013

After a creepy and frustrating talk with Adam, Nicole cheers herself up by having an amazing first date with Derek. Read Chapter

A Shot in the Dark

Submitted: June 21, 2013

The shit goes down at Lakeview. Read Chapter

The Aftermath

Submitted: June 23, 2013

Two students are recovering from bullet wounds. One is the target of a police manhunt. And Gary convinces his son Adam to start being a man and owning up to the truth. Read Chapter

The Wounded Poet

Submitted: June 26, 2013

As the truth finally comes out, Nicole's school and town begin to honor her heroism. And Mr. Richardson reads her poem "Streaks of Blue" during a candlelight vigil. Read Chapter

AC 360

Submitted: June 30, 2013

Nicole gets her 15 minutes of fame when Anderson Cooper interviews her on CNN. Read Chapter

Kearsarge North

Submitted: July 01, 2013

(NOVEL COMPLETED!) Nicole and Candace climb another mountain, but this time they've brought some friends along for the hike. Adam and Brody bond as brothers while giving their father a high-altitude send-off. Read Chapter