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Psychic flashes, haunting visions, missing persons and visits from ghosts. That’s just their first date.
Jack Atkinson has been getting on his parents’ nerves for some time. Bad enough he’s a rock musician, has crappy grades and hangs out with his “loser” friends. But Jack’s ability to predict the future—well, that just annoys the hell out of them.
Jack’s classmate, Lauren Turner, is said to have unique abilities too. The town still talks about when she kept badgering her mother about the money in their wall. For the longest time, Lauren’s mother didn’t listen. Finally, she did and Lauren’s mother hasn’t had to work since.
Jack would really like to connect with Lauren but can’t figure out how. She’s never looked at him twice. But when he experiences a mystifying event involving visions, voices and spectral visits, Jack figures there’s only one person to help him understand who’s calling out to him and why. Before long, Jack and Lauren are off on a road trip of discovery that could provide answers to a mystery left unsolved for twenty years. More importantly, they might even unravel the greatest mystery of all— how every so often someone will accept you for who you are.
“…this book was every kind of wonderful. I cannot express to you with my useless WORDS, exactly what Streetlights Like Fireworks will do to you. This book is PURE feeling. It is a bounded SOUL. There is a dangerous NEED for this author to be picked up, and seen, by the big 3 in publishing. I cannot wait for the day that I see David Pandolfe’s books gleaming from every single bookstore shelf possible. His writing ranks with the likes of John Green, or David Levithan, and quite possibly, even exceeds them.” – Bound by Words
“David Pandolfe has done it again; he’s wonderfully crafted a book that can’t be put down and will never leave your heart.” – The Real Bookshelves of Room 918
“I enjoyed being taken on the adventure with the characters and didn’t want to get off their wild ride when it ended! This is a wonderful book and such a great read for anybody and everybody!”- For the Love of Books
“The ending was perfect and I found myself crying… It certainly is a must read for everyone, and I loved it so much that it earned 5 stars from me.- Beneath the Jacket Reviews
“Personally, I just loved it. I can read this over and over and over again. I’m crossing my fingers that there would be a sequel for this one. Streetlights Like Fireworks is a journey towards a lot of things. Funny, bittersweet and just absolutely adorable. What are you waiting for? Read this now.” -The Bookish Confections
“The pacing was great and the plot was definitely engaging, it keeps pulling at you. Every time I put the book down there was this nagging voice in my head wanting to know more.” – The Booklicker
“This book was really different and cool… I would love for there to be a sequel…” – SamTheBookAholic
The Dragonfly Season (Streetlights Like Fireworks, Book 2)
Psychic flashes, visits from ghosts and telepathic connections. Must be time for date two.
For Lauren, there’s nothing particularly scary about seeing ghosts or experiencing psychic flashes. After all, this is the world she knows. Still, none of that prepares her for suddenly connecting with the mind of Vicky Stearns, a girl she’s never seen before. What caused the connection to happen? Why, of all the people in the world, did she receive this psychic distress call? Lauren’s confusion soon turns to fear when she learns that the girl went missing earlier that same day.
Part of Lauren wants to pretend this vision didn’t find her. It’s darker than anything she’s had to deal with before, the stakes so much higher. She also knows more than anyone what it means when a child goes missing. After all, she’s been searching for her own brother for over a decade.
There is only one person Lauren can think of with abilities keen enough to help her navigate the visions gripping her: Jack, the boy whose own psychic awakening drew them on a journey across the country together last summer. The problem being, Lauren hasn’t seen him in nearly a year. She also gave Jack every possible signal that it was over between them, hoping he’d be better off without her in his new life. When Lauren sets out to unravel the mystery, she knows only two things: This will be her last chance with Jack and her only chance to save Vicky Stearns.