July 14, 2013

Texting the Underworld

cover image of Texting the Underworld
Ellen Booraem

Conor O'Neill is scared of spiders, afraid to play hockey, and anxious about leaving Southie to attend Boston Latin school. When a banshee appears in his room he's convinced someone he loves will die - perhaps his beloved Irish grandfather, Grumps. The banshee, Ashling, is curious about present-day life and insists upon going to school with Conor. Eventually Conor, his sister and Grumps venture into the Underworld to gain power over Life and Death. Booraem balances a serious subject with a comical touch as Ashling interacts in the modern world. A heroic fantasy adventure from the author of The Unnameables (2008) and Small Persons With Wings (2011) Ages 9-12