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For a short, simple, POLITE summary of my feelings on this book Be back at a later date to explain why Later date Wow, it s been a loooooooong time since a book has actually infuriated me, or insulted my intelligence But here we go.So let me summarize what exactly happens in the book SPOILERS, okay Nick is our teenage protagonist, who s an underdog He s poor, lives in a trailer with his single mother who works long hours, he works a job too, works hard in school to get good grades, eats nothing but noodles at home, is kind and responsible, and is dating Jen who is the worst girlfriend ever, but we ll get to that in a minute , who comes from an upper class family where the mother does not approve of her dating Nick, because she s one of those nasty bigots who blames children for being born into poverty Now Nick buys a used cell phone that turns out to be haunted, and somehow summons one of the callers named Fleck , who apparently comes from Hell Because for some reason Nick thinks he has to help this guy, that he doesn t know at all Anyway Jen begins dating someone else, while she s dating Nick and Nick is apparently okay with this , and Fleck helps him find out about this guy named Rusty Fleck and Nick track him down while he s on a date with Jen, because they believe Jen is in danger because Rusty is known to be a bad guy, and turns out they re right They witness him attempt to rape Jen.So Nick goes and stops him, saving Jen from being raped.Then Rusty begins beating up Fleck, very severely, to the point where Fleck may die from the beating Therefore, Nick feels no choice but to grab Fleck s gun, and shoot Rusty in order to make him stop.Now, most of us I hope are aware of and familiar with the concept of self defense , but apparently that s not a thing in this world It s just thrown out the window entirely, because despite the situation that I just described, Nick is tried as an adult for murder, sentenced to death, and dies by lethal injection oh, and they go into detail about how incompetent the executioner is and how he keeps stabbing Nick in the wrist over and over again with the needle, not being able to find a vein, and then how it s a slow death because he is paralyzed and sweating and suffocating Very nice.Oh, but it gets better.Because you see, how did people even find out about this event He d used gloves when handling the gun, so there were no fingerprints They were in an extremely isolated area where there were no cameras, nor were they close enough for anyone to hear them So obviously the only witnesses were Fleck and Jen So how did Nick s story get out, so that his whole life could literally be taken from him I ll tell you how JEN, his slut girlfriend who got saved by him, was apparently so traumatized by the event, that she just HAD to tell her parents that she knows damn well hate Nick already for being a poor kid who actually has to work for his money , who tells police And SUPPOSEDLY, Jen regrets all of this and is hysterical and crying when she finds out the result what did you think was going to happen, geniusShe says she never wanted this to happen.Like hell no pun intended Maybe try being a little less emotional, for God s sake Speaking of Hell, Nick apparently wakes up in Hell, because self defense being a bad person and an evil murderer, no nuance whatsoever And so now he has to find a way to get out of Hell, and all of this is somehow connected to a cellphone He gets out, coming through a pothole in the ground walks into a police station, all muddy and dirty and becomes a sensationalized, Boy Who Came Back to Life world mystery I think his conviction is overturned or something, and the media attention gets him and his mom enough money to be able to take care of themselves forever I guess the skeptics wrote it off as a botched execution and escape It s all so ridiculous It reads like a bad cartoon But here is the 1 worst part in my opinion He takes Jen back, as his girlfriend For the rest of his lifeShe s literally the one who ruined your life and stole it from you WHAT If I knew someone who did that to me, and I rose back up from the depths of hell and found them, I d be likeApparently, he lives happily ever after with her.I m sorry I cannot recommend this book to anyone. Although a big fan of Sleator s I was not impressed with this book It reminded me of a horror film, where you keep shouting, no, don t do that, and they do it anyway and the inevitable happens. Read Kindle ☪ Hell Phone ♠ A Murder Story With A Devilish TwistNick Wants A Cell Phone So He Can Talk To His Girlfriend, Jen, After School, But He Doesn T Have A Lot Of Money The Used Phone He Buys Seems Like A Bargain, Until The Phone Calls Begin Strangers Calling Night And Day, Some Begging For Help, Others Making Demands Nick Wants To Get Rid Of The Phone, But Something Prevents Him, And, Soon He Finds Himself Committing Crimes Stealing, Conningd Killing This book was an excellent read If you love thriller suspenceful readings then you will love this book Its a page tuner so you might want to make sure that you have plenty of time set aside to read it Hell Phone by William Sleator I would rate this book a 3.9 and the reason for that is because the author doesn t go much into the life of Nick and that annoys me because if I had known about Nick I could ve understood the story and why he had to go such high lengths to save a woman even though he was warned not to help them I never stopped reading the book because it kept dragging me in and in, the parts that kept keeping me into the book were the plot twist because it had a bunch of scenes where it would surprise you to see that this character was with that character and that this character was actually with this character, so the book had a lot of plot twist and a lot of parts that would surprise me in many ways William Sleator talks about how nick and his mom are poor so he is only able to afford things that are low prices and this affects him because after his girlfriend meets a character called rusty he finds out that rusty is much richer than him and has nicer things and jen nick s girlfriend starts to hang out with him and he suspects that she s hanging out with him because he is much richer but it turns out that it is actually for a much different reason.The best part in the book was about how the author talks about Nick and why he wants to impress her so he buys a phone and then after he buys the phone he is mad at himself because he wanted a normal phone that would work like a normal phone and he realises that it won t actually impress her so he tries to return it but the person he bought it from says that he can t Something the author could improve on is describing the characters , he could also improve on adding suspense on not just getting straight to the point.But I liked that he described the characters thoroughly although he should add to them, I also like that he made sure the text was clear and that everyone could understand it because if somebody was reading it to me or a different person he would not be able to understand it because the text would be talking about nick and not about the problem.And this was why I gave the book a 3.9 but it could also be a 4.0. Reviewed by Karin Perry for TeensReadToo.comAll Nick wanted was a cell phone so he could talk to his girlfriend, Jen, in the evenings What he got was a nightmare he would have never imagined Nick s mother, who works hard every day, usually from daylight to sometime in the night, doesn t earn enough money to keep much food in the house, much less afford to keep the phone turned on Nick works almost every day himself in the hospital cafeteria after school and has saved up money to buy a cell phone After school one day, before he headed to work, Nick rode his bike to a store that was advertising used cell phones on a flyer he received in the mail Once he walked in, Nick noticed that there weren t many phones on display that looked like they d be cheap enough for him to buy He only had fifty dollars for the phone and the minutes When he told the salesperson how much he had to spend, there was only one phone that he would sell at that price It surprised Nick that it looked pretty cool and he considered himself pretty lucky, even with the drawbacks The drawbacks were that the Caller ID had been disabled and there were no returns or refunds So, once he bought the phone he was stuck with it or just out the money In the end, Nick decided to take the phone and paid for one hundred and fifty minutes and left the store When Nick arrived home after work, his mother still wasn t home from her job so he used the time to make his first call to Jen As soon as he turned it on, it rang with an annoying mewing sound He answered it, thinking he d just have to tell the caller that the previous owner didn t own the phone any Instead, what he hears on the other end of the line was a nasty, threatening voice asking who he was, what he was doing with the phone, and where he lived Frightened, Nick hung up and quickly called Jen, only to have Call Waiting constantly beep in on their conversation Disappointed with the first use of the cell phone, Nick turned it off for the night so it wouldn t ring and wake up his mother once she got home from work What follows is a nightmare for Nick He is asked to gather supplies in order to help the persistent caller The only way to get the supplies is to steal them, something he has never done before in his life Having the cell phone leads him to lie to Jen, which is something else he has never done He knows the phone isn t good for him, but he feels compelled to keep it, thinking he can save someone involved in this horrible mystery In the end, his life unravels completely, leaving him in jail, sentenced to be executed, and eventually landing in Hell However, with lessons he learned while he had the phone, Nick leads himself to a better place William Sleator has written a fast paced horror novel that requires the reader to suspend disbelief and accept the story for what it is a thrilling read, not to be picked up right before bed. I m almost ashamed to say that I read this book because I was falling behind on my goodreads goal for the year, and I saw this at the library and thought it would be a quick read to boost me up It turned out to be an alright read There was a lot of focus on the class system poor boy who lives in a trailer with his mum is going out with a beautiful rich girl To keep in contact with her, the boy buys a cheap, used cell phone The phone is strang some of it s features are disabled and it is sold for an unusually low price There is just one thing that I would like to point out caller ID is not a standard feature on all phones You have to pay extra to get caller ID Everyone in this book seemed to think that it was normally a given that comes with the most basic, pay as you go phones No It s a pain in the ass that can cost something ridiculous like 7 month to get So when every character who came into contact with the phone gasped at the lack of caller ID, it kind of bothered me I know, really nitpicky, but it came up often than one would think because of the other aspects of the phone There is a near constant stream of strange phone calls Some are threatening Some beg for help Others give cryptic warnings Of course, the owner of the phone is too curious to listen to common sense and get rid of the phone He becomes ensnared by it and is drawn into a plot that reaches into new realms namely, Hell I liked that the author creates a new vision of hell and isn t afraid to sound kind of ridiculous The ending was a little unsatisfactory Won t say why, but you ll know what I mean if you read it Anyways, it entertained me, and it didn t disappoint It was a quick, somewhat silly read that had some decent action in it The writing wasn t great, but there were a couple of interesting plot elements. From Follett Destiny Seventeen year old Nick buys a used cell phone only to call his girlfriend, but strange and desperate people keep calling one of them a denizen of Hell begging for or demanding his help Not impressed Another amazing book by William Sleator I hate when books take forever to get into the story, but this isn t the case with Hell Phone I couldn t put it down The first couple chapters had me actually scared, something so far no Stephen King book could do It was interesting and entertaining, but I wish there was a longer detailed ending to it, or I wish there had been a follow up, but sadly I suppose that won t happen now R.I.P William SleatorI ve yet to read a bad book by him. In my opinion this was the stupidest book ever, and I usually like everything I couldn t ever get past chapter 1 The scenario was just strange..and I can t even really put my finger on it, it was just one of those books shrugs