Lighthouse Nights by Jake Vander Ark | Script Revolution

Lighthouse Nights

Jules and Trevor take advantage of suicidal teens by encouraging them and profiting off their deaths.



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Jules and Trevor take advantage of suicidal teens by encouraging them and profiting off their deaths. When Jules falls in love with their seventh target, she's forced to make a series of life-or-death decisions and a single, impossible change.

LIGHTHOUSE NIGHTS is a frightening parable about haunting regret, maniacal hatred, and ultimate redemption. This fast-paced story is as touching as it is twisted and highlights a disturbing new trend among American teens.

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"Riveting, dark, suspenseful. Full of emotion. Morbid, but with an undercurrent of hope and faith in humanity. An excellent portrayal of second chances, and the power of love and kindness. I hope that any readers who are depressed when they start reading this story read all the way to the end. The characters were complex, rich. Even Trevor, who appeared at first to be just an obvious sociopath, had some depth in the end. This book is truly unlike anything I've ever read. As I was reading I was thinking, "this would make a good movie" so I wasn't surprised when I read the acknowledgements at the end and saw that it had been considered for a movie at some point. As a mental health counselor, maybe I found the story more fascinating than the average reader, but I think that no matter what the readers' backgrounds, they will find something here to which they relate." - Cassandra Eyton

"Lighthouse Nights is twisted, dark, and totally self-aware throughout. It reads like a highly engaging screenplay, from the perspective of an author who knows exactly how to embody all the nuance of each of his characters. Despite its narrative intensity, there is an uplifting takeaway at the end about the value of life and the will to carry on." - Gregory Diehl

"There were multiple points where I was yelling at my computer screen or hugging my knees to my chest because the story was so intense. I really felt for all the characters, even the ones I didn't really like. It was an incredibly dark, twisted, and thrilling story that I'll never forget." - Michelle Lockington

"Lighthouse Nights is gritty poetry. It is both intensely disturbing and exhilarating, a love story that should not work but does. Vander Ark creates a fast-paced story with beautiful attention to detail, a rare and wonderful achievement few writers can manage. Ultimately, lighthouse nights is a story of redemption, of striving to become a better person after spending too much time wandering through a personal hell. It grabbed me from the first page and didn't let go until well after I reached the end." - Courtney Privett

"Despite the dark concept, there are moments where the reader feels connected to the characters, even when they are angry, sad, or happy. That's the beauty of Vander Ark's writing: he has a wonderful way of making you a part of the story, despite the tone and context." - Dayla FM

Submitted: November 15, 2017
Last Updated: November 15, 2017

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The Writer: Jake Vander Ark

Whether it's a modern-day fairytale or hard-core science fiction, Jake Vander Ark attacks every story with brutal realism and down-to-earth characters. No subject is taboo. Truth is paramount. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago influenced his experimental quirks, while his pursuits in Hollywood hammered the importance of traditional storytelling. This unique fusion of structure and innovation brings to life the most beautiful girl in the world in The Accidental Siren , the gritty morality tales of Lighthouse Nights and Fallout Dreams , the cryptic prologue of The Brandywine Prophet , and the mind-melting climax of The Day I Wore Purple . When Jake isn't writing, he's building rustic... Go to bio