Texting the Underworld

Texting the Underworld Review

Perpetual scaredy-cat Conor O'Neill has the fright of his life when a banshee girl named Ashling shows up in his bedroom. Ashling is--as all banshees are--a harbinger of death, but she's new at this banshee business, and first she insists on going to middle school. As Conor attempts to hide her identity from his teachers, he realizes he's going to have to pay a visit to the underworld if he wants to keep his family safe.

"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.

Title:Texting the Underworld
Edition Language:English

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  • Mary

    Another clever and witty fantasy from Booraem, again set in New England and dealing with family history. This time, the family is the O'Neill's, living in South Boston. Conor, a seventh grader who lov...

  • Britt

    Nope. Contrived and ill-concieved and poorly-written to boot.Nope nope nope.Also, kdz do not txt lik diz u got it? k h8rs 2 the lft...

  • Spencer

    2.5 starsIt was actually a pretty okay story, but I didn't have as much information about it as I should have had. I hadn't realized it was written for such a young audience. I was prepared for a more...

  • Izcalli Gamez

    Have you ever read a book that starts off with a quote that makes the book sound so deep, but then it all of a sudden goes to when a kid named Conor tries to kill a spider, but fails. I have and that...

  • Adji

    I felt that this book really brought the out the Irish culture which was very interesting to read about. This really a book kids can relate to especially kids that have recently started Middle School....

  • Brandy Painter

    Originally posted here at Random Musings of a Bibliophile.I adored Small Persons with Wings by Ellen Booraem, so when I discovered that Booream had a new book coming out about a Banshee and a trip to ...

  • Chris Mclean

    Conor O'Neill is afraid of so many things - in the first few pages he is terrified of the spider on the ceiling of his bedroom. His sister, two years younger, is a lot braver. His grandfather (affecti...

  • Brenda Kahn

    Wow, this story was so satisfying, I'm reluctant to start another. I just don't want to leave Conor's family, as imperfect as it is, just yet. I laughed deeply and heartily. I sighed wistfully. As usu...

  • Ariana Fitz

    Book-Texting the Underworld Have you ever read a book that starts off with a quote that makes the book sound so deep, but then it all of a sudden goes to when a kid named Conor tries to kill a spider,...

  • Dominic

    this book is fictional, and very excited and interesting to read i never wanted to put it down when i started reading it. The book is about a family that is haunted by banshees that demand a death to ...