In the Middle of the Night
By Robert Cormier
Laurel Leaf Library, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780440226864, 192pp.
Publication Date: August 8, 1997
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Eight years before Denny Colbert was born, his father was involved in a tragic accident that killed 22 children. Now Denny is 16, and all he wants is to be like other kids his age. But he isn't allowed to answer the telephone or have a driver's license, and his family is constantly moving from town to town--all because people can't forget what happened long ago.
When Denny defies his parents one afternoon and answers the telephone, he finds himself drawn into a plot for revenge which may prove deadly.
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