Texting the Underworld
By Ellen Booraem
(Dial Books, Hardcover, 9780803737044, 319pp.)
Publication Date: August 15, 2013
List Price: $16.99*
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""Got your cell?"
"Yeah . . . . Don't see what good it'll do me."
"I'll text you if anything happens that you should know."
"Text me? Javier, we'll be in the afterlife."
"You never know. Maybe they get a signal.""
Discover why Kirkus has called Booraem's work "utterly original American fantasy . . . frequently hysterical." This totally fresh take on the afterlife combines the kid next door appeal of Percy Jackson with the snark of Artemis Fowl and the heart of a true middle grade classic.
"Readers will emerge from this adventure a little bit better equipped for heroism."
-Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Complex characters, a moving story line centered on family and courage, and plenty of exciting moments make this an appealing read for those fans of tales mixing traditional folklore with contemporary life."
"A story that packs an emotional wallop...affecting, funny, and provocative."
"Booraem manages to pack a lot of energy into this very modern story about ancient traditions surrounding death. . .Readers will relish the quirky cast of supporting characters from the underworld. . ."