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"Thisbook was every kind of wonderful. Icannot express to you with my useless WORDS, exactly what StreetlightsLike Fireworks will do to you. This book is PURE feeling. It is a boundedSOUL. I cannot wait for the day that I see David Pandolfe'sbooks gleaming from every single bookstore shelf possible. His writing rankswith the likes of John Green, or David Levithan, and quite possibly, evenexceeds them." - Bound By Words
"DavidPandolfe has done it again; he's wonderfully crafted a book that can't be put downand will never leave your heart." -The Real Bookshelves of Room 918
"Ienjoyed being taken on the adventure with the characters and didn't want to getoff their wild ride when it ended! This is a wonderful book and such agreat read for anybody and everybody!" - For the Love of Books
"Theending was perfect and I found myself crying... It certainly is a must read foreveryone, 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 myfingers that there would be a sequel for this one. Streetlights Like Fireworksis a journey towards a lot of things. Funny, bittersweet and just absolutelyadorable. What are you waiting for? Read this now." - The Bookish Confections
"Thepacing 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 wantingto know more." - The Booklicker
About the Author
Before becoming a writer, David did a few other things. For example, he was once a bartender in Seattle, a singer/songwriter in a Los Angeles rock band and a college writing teacher in Richmond (not all at the same time, of course). These days, he lives near Richmond, Virginia, with his wife, two kids and a dog who's terrified of thunder. Not the best situation for their dog since it thunders from spring until fall in Richmond.
- ASIN : B00IRTOGCO
- Publication date : March 3, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 1793 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 269 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #926,268 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The story begins as Jack and Lauren meet in high school as he askes for her help trying to decipher an incident that occurred when he picked up an old used guitar. He received a mental image of the guitar's previous owner. Lauren has a reputation in school for being rather odd in these matters, so they are bound to form a bond.
One thing leads to another as Lauren later busts Jack out of a nightmare summer camp and the two begin a country wide road trip from Virginia to Washington state as they follow one psychic lead to the next and the next one after that.
The final realization comes as a very real surprise as they learn why the guitar has such a pull on Jack. It's a great ending that will bring a tear or two.
This book is apparently targeted to a young adult market, but I'm 67 and I found it extremely enjoyable, so much so, that I bought book two and intend on reading the series.
Jack and Lauren are attracted to one another but being teenagers, they're not quite sure how to make their relationship blossom. All interactions between the two are very wholesome and there is very little, if any bad language in this story, even though adult themes run throughout. I can't elaborate without giving away the thread of the story. Suffice to say that it's a story you won't want to miss.
Spelling and editing are top notch. Story development is amazing and the humorous banter hetween the two protagonists are fun and easily in line with their ages. I can't say enough good about this book. If the others in this series are as good, the author has a winner!
It is a rare thing for the woman who read her first book alone at age 5 - and it wasn't a primer it was a basic love story - to be so engrossed in a new author's work. Streetlights Like Fireworks is more my kinda thing, a little attraction woven through a story but is such a small part of the book. Yeah, it's about a couple of kids with something extra about them. The adults throughout the story have their place, and the author sets them in scenes that render them clearly memorable as well.
This story has many threads, easy to follow and easier to remember so you're never lost or forget something when you return to the story after an unwelcome interruption. It's like the author has woven stories within stories so seamlessly that not only was I enthralled, I didn't lose track of a single one. You know, when you're reading along and you have to keep going back to remember who these characters were and what was their place in the story? Sometimes you find that, sometimes you don't and the book is kinda ruined for you.
Absolutely doesn't happen with Streetlights, like the story is flowing through your mind seamlessly as you add to it. It comes together so smoothly and memorably that I know I'll be jarred when I reach the end.
And all this as I'm 53% through. I'm living through memories of music I love and bands I've been with over the years. No, the storyline is not musicians, it has a paranormal mystery threaded through all that. Totally believable, as are the characters. Although I have never been inside the mind of a teenager, I had six at a time living in my house which I still think makes me something sympatico. This book isn't necessarily for kids; it's for anyone who is or has ever been one. David Pandolfe must be a kick to live with if he identifies with them this well; his kids are gonna be the envy in high school - the kid with the cool dad.
So grab this book as you browse through and then read anything else David Pandolfe has written - you'll never be sorry.
Top reviews from other countries
A young couple on a mission to return a guitar to its former owner.
So once a month I fish through the freebies and download a bunch then I read each with hope in my heart that I've found a keeper but truth to tell nine times out of ten I end a skipping most of the book and filing it in my fails folder. Not this one. This was one of rare tenths where almost from the first page you know you have a winner.
David has that rare gift that every author should aspire to - great writing that appears perfectly effortless.