Goodreads rating: 3.52/ 5 stars
My rating: 3/5 stars
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction
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?
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Nicole Janicek had a dream that there will be a shootout in their school, killing innocent lives of each students and teachers by Adam Upton, who's known for having a bad reputation on everyone. She must prevent this to happen by being friends with him. She believes he wasn't a bad person and is needed for someone to understand his awful life situation. Nicole showed him that life is precious and shouldn't be wasted because everyone has a chance to become better despite of downfalls. Taking away innocent lives is not an answer to vent out anger and seeking revenge on people who hurt you.
Remembering the victims in Sandy Hook was truly an unforgettable devastating event. It broke not only the families' victims but as well as the people who watched the news about it.
After reading this, I wonder if the person responsible on what happened on Sandy Hook was a broken one like Adam? Maybe he needs someone who could help him resolve his problems and needs a friend who can listen to him? If that friend of his was like Nicole, I bet it wouldn't happen at all.
The story was okay. Some parts are quite boring and not necessary on the story. I think it should be more focused on Nicole and Adam and as well as Adam's family on how did he became a bad boy.