Texting the Underworld

Ellen Booraem (Author)
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Product Details

Dial Books
Publish Date
August 15, 2013
5.9 X 8.3 X 1.3 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author

Ellen Booraem, a native of Massachusetts, now lives in Downeast Maine. She is the author of The Unnameables (an ALA Best Book for Young Adults), Small Persons With Wings, and Texting the Underworld. All of Ellen's books have, among other awards, been picked as Best Books of the Year by Kirkus Reviews. In addition to being a writer, Ellen is also a mentor and a writing coach. She lives with a cat, a dog, and an artist in a house they (meaning the humans) built with their own hands.


"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." -- Horn Book

"A story that packs an emotional wallop...affecting, funny, and provocative." -- Publishers Weekly

"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. . ." -- Booklist

"This book will be a favorite of young fantasy readers." -- Library Media Connection