`Book ☞ I Text Dead People ☠ PDF eBook or Kindle ePUB free

I will be talking about some slightly big spoilers in this review so I suggest stopping after the 3rd paragraph if you plan on reading it Ignore that I read it over 3 days, it was my buddy on the bus to and from places I know that the book is listed under YA, but considering the kid is, I believe in her last year of middle school still, that this should befor middle grade readers Even the short length and illustrations along the chapter titles have similar layouts to other middle grade I will be talking about some slightly big spoilers in this review so I suggest stopping after the 3rd paragraph if you plan on reading it Ignore that I read it over 3 days, it was my buddy on the bus to and from places I know that the book is listed under YA, but considering the kid is, I believe in her last year of middle school still, that this should befor middle grade readers Even the short length and illustrations along the chapter titles have similar layouts to other middle grade books.I liked the book ok, this is coming from an adult mind you, but I share some of the grievances that other reviewers had, it was a fairly short book and that didn t allow for too much subplot and mystery, it also took a little long to get to the actually reason many picked up the book, the ghosts Now I don t mind a slow buildup if it adds details, and plot twists, and engages the reader into wanting solve the mystery herein being who s texting this poor girl, why was the creepy guy after her in the morning, etc But it takes over half the pages to get to the creepy portions while just going through Annabel s daily life And while it was pretty boring there was still a chance to build character there, to add little clues, to up the creep factor of random texts But no, the book just skipped around with what was happening, in chronological order, but it seemed to focus on slow plot movement But the plot movement wasso, something happened in chapter X, Anna worries about it in chapter Y, something else comes up in Y so Ann has to shift focus usually onto something not as important as X , then in chapter Z something else pops up, and all of a sudden X is all kinds of important again, like kid focus please.It feels like the chapters are being written strictly to jump the story forward instead of letting it flow And with this method we get fairly 2D, but hedging really close to kinda fleshed out characters But they still felt like young teens, so I m happy that they didn t sound fake or forced, that s always difficult with younger characters I still found it pretty neat, the idea was good, I was incredibly excited about the idea, ghosts texting I mean come on it could be so hilarious and downright creepy at the same time I m glad that Anna stood up for herself in the end.On to the spoilers and my grievances1 On the first day of school there was some creepy guy who knew Anna s name and chased her through the cemetery shortcut on her way to school Ok first off, that s terrifying for anybody Secondly I wouldn t give a darn if I had to go to school that day, I d be trying to find the nearest phone Anna s was broken btw to call the police And even if I was so frazzled that I made it to school in the end I would go to the office and demand the phone to call the cops This is not something you let go This would have been a great way to just up the tension in the book if people just went against her wishes to phone the cops and then we just keep winding it from there.2 She should have told her mom about the creepy guy, this way we could have had tension ofa her mom could have tried to brush it off and shown neglect which could have ostracized Anne even in her own new home thus leaving our heroine all by herself to deal with these problems, heightening tension and worry for her safety even , but her mom s not like that as evidenced by the rest of the book, so it would have much for a much darker story.b her mom would have called the cops, and they could have bonded over this shared fear over the safety of their new home And once again the tension could be wound further, especially if the police were lackluster in their actions 3 Ghosts have a specific smell wafting over them, if Millie smelled like vanilla every time Anna was around her wouldn t we have gotten that information the first or second time Anna came into contact with her, not halfway through the book with a very vague Maybe I ll pick up some of that vanilla scented lotion Millie wears The smell wasn t previously mentioned, there s no context that it could be lotion that Millie is wearing, I ve walked past bath and body and smelled 18 different kinds of candy scents, vanilla can be the smell of anything you smear, spritz, or bathe in I know it was there to hint at Millie being a ghost, but the statement was just so vague and felt so random, if the hint flowed better with the situation in the book it would have still been a clue, but a much subtler clue When the information was presented it felt awkward and it made me stop to think about it Subtler clues are better since it s after the book everyone is rushing to find the little hints, this one stood out too much 3.5 There was a sentence whose structure made it difficult to read fluently and it just pulled me out of the story If I hadn t returned the book to the library I would have gone and found the page and paragraph for this.4 This is the biggest thing and it made me so mad, so utterly enraged, that I had to drop the book by a full star Not only did Olivia cruelly and publicly harass another girl most likely several girls but she lured another child basically cat fished Lucy , a minor, late at night, to a CEMETARY She corroborated with Vincent I think that was his name, it was mentioned once in the beginning of the book so pardon me if I am incorrect , to acquire a clown mask, in an attempt to scare the living daylights out of Lucy This was done with malicious intent As someone who terrorized Lucy, especially for her clothes, she knew darn well Lucy liked her big heels It doesn t take a scientist to figure that someone wearing really big heels, in the dark, in the cemetery with branches and tombstones and memorial plaques jutting out of the ground isthan likely to trip and fall, and if they trip and fall in a cemetery 9 10 they re probably gonna fall against a tombstone or a tree and get hurt Lucy died in that cemetery that night, Olivia knows she did, Anna knows she did, Spencer knows she did, and both Anna and Spencer know Olivia was there WHERE ARE THE POLICE, WHY HAS NO ONE BEEN CALLED This is involuntary manslaughter in a legal sense in that the death was an accident but the guilty party was still committing an unlawful act Why does Olivia just get to go free Even if she is in denial over her involvement in this she s not shown as feeling anything about Lucy s passing, not a thing, which has strong psychological implications about this girl, she is not ok She has the mental level of a sociopath at such a young age.There s so much here that could make this a very powerful and genuinely terrifying story, and frankly the scary parts are not the ghosts but Olivia, and it just fell really short for me I had fun reading it but if you ask me would I recommend it to someone I couldn t Especially with Lucy s passing, I just couldn t tell someone to read this, especially someone younger Like we can t just ignore the fact that a girl died because another girl lured her into the cemetery in the dark to freak her out, that gets people sent to JAIL Even in a work of fiction there should be some focus on rules and laws, especially when death is involved Letting Olivia go scot free left a bad taste in my soul And I just couldn t tell someone to read this without giving them a small warning beforehand, like yeah, you might have fun, but it might also make you almost inconsolably angry I didn t like this book at all There were numerous plot holes and the writing was overly simplistic, bordering on childish immature I would not recommend. UGH, I can t finish this book I love the cover art and the plot concept was great, but the characters are flat and it took 156 pages in a 233 page book for anything to happen The author just couldn t pull me intime to move on. Finished this in about two and a half hours It s a light read so long as you don t want it to make any sense Some vital plot points require the story to break its own rules, which frustrated me tremendously An interesting premise is squandered on disorganized storytelling. 4 stars for the plot, 3 for the writing but a total of 2 for yet another wimpy girl main character It is possible to be the self conscious new kid wanting to fit in without being such an utter doormat Anna s character is why I won t recommend buy this for my granddaughters although it s a good enough read, and the illustrations by the author are charming.The idea of the texting dead is a wonderfully clever take on youth paranormal and the new kid angle is well done Anna should at least have b 4 stars for the plot, 3 for the writing but a total of 2 for yet another wimpy girl main character It is possible to be the self conscious new kid wanting to fit in without being such an utter doormat Anna s character is why I won t recommend buy this for my granddaughters although it s a good enough read, and the illustrations by the author are charming.The idea of the texting dead is a wonderfully clever take on youth paranormal and the new kid angle is well done Anna should at least have been a bitconflicted over being used by the requisitely mean popular crowd that was a good opportunity to inject a little backbone into the main character without interrupting the flow of the book It is the 21st century now, not the 1960s.The mystery will be solved early on by a clever kid, thenaive young reader will probably find it surprising Moving to a new town offers a fresh start for Annabel Anna Craven and her mother Despite the fact that their new house, inherited from her uncle, is next to a cemetery and rud to be haunted, Anna is determined to make the best of the situation But her new school is populated with all sorts of Mean Girls, and she somehow attracts the attention of several spirits determined to get in touch with someone and bring closure to things left unresolved Oddly, when Anna finds a cellphone on the wa Moving to a new town offers a fresh start for Annabel Anna Craven and her mother Despite the fact that their new house, inherited from her uncle, is next to a cemetery and rud to be haunted, Anna is determined to make the best of the situation But her new school is populated with all sorts of Mean Girls, and she somehow attracts the attention of several spirits determined to get in touch with someone and bring closure to things left unresolved Oddly, when Anna finds a cellphone on the way to school, it turns out to provide a means of communication between a ghost and her as strange text messages arrive for Anna Late elementary and early middle graders may enjoy this one because of Anna s good nature and obliviousness to the danger that seems to seep ever closer to her The suspense builds almost to the last page Who knew ghosts could text or that they could remain unseen by others in the very same room as Anna What looks like rudeness turns out to be something else The idea behind the book is an interesting one This is an incredibly asinine book The plot was really stodgy and basically nonexistent It was as if the book was written by a 12 year old No, I think a 12 year old could have done a better job.The story was a really bad combination of Mean Girls and Sixth Sense It lacked substance and the only thing I liked in the book was the illustrations and it wasn t even that good Again, the drawings could have been done by a child.None of the characters were relatable I swear, I could go on and on h This is an incredibly asinine book The plot was really stodgy and basically nonexistent It was as if the book was written by a 12 year old No, I think a 12 year old could have done a better job.The story was a really bad combination of Mean Girls and Sixth Sense It lacked substance and the only thing I liked in the book was the illustrations and it wasn t even that good Again, the drawings could have been done by a child.None of the characters were relatable I swear, I could go on and on how I hated this book Such a disappointment It was ok It was geared towards younger people probably pre teens Which I didn t know. Pretty spooky Really good, though It gave me the chills. `Book ⇵ I Text Dead People ⇬ You can t block the dead Annabel Craven hopes she ll fit in maybe even be popular at the Academy She s worried she ll stay friendless and phoneless it s true But when she finds a mysterious phone in the woods near the cemetery, one of her problems is solved and another one is just beginning Someone won t stop texting her And that someone seems dead How is Annabel supposed to make friends when her phone keeps blowing up with messages from the afterlife And what will happen if she doesn t text back