Maddie's Books Blog

— feeling sad
When the Phone Rang - Harry Mazer

 The main characters of this book are Billy, Kevin, and Lori. Billy is the middle child of the family who doesn't feel loved, and is careless about others feelings until something goes wrong for him. He's a regular teenage boy. Kevin is the oldest stuck up brother, who cares only for himself and his college degree. Lori is the sweet, innocent, and youngest girl of the family, who is sick of how everybody babies her.


  The "perfect" so called Kessler family takes a wrong turn when all things go bad for them, and the children's world gets turned upside down. Throughout the novel the Kessler kids go through a journey of hurt, happiness, and recovery while trying to keep up with the world surronding them.


  I learned from this book that even when I complain or say my life is bad, it's really not and I should be thankful for what I have because people have it worse. I also learned to really cherish my time with my family, because anything can happen any day.


  I would recommend this book to readers who enjoy books like drama or tragic love. I would agree that the author did a good job writing this book, he really explains the feelings that the charaters go through and experience.

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