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When Michael Calls

3.48 of 5 stars 3.48  ·  rating details  ·  97 ratings  ·  6 reviews
PFor Mar#237;a Isabel Salazar L#243;pez, the hardest thing about being the new girl in school is that the teacher doesn't call her by her real name. "We already have two Mar#237;as in this class," says her teacher. "Why don't we call you Mary instead?" PBut Mar#237;a Isabel has been named for her Pap#225;'s mother and for Chabela, her beloved Puerto Rican grandmother. Can ...more
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Published July 15th 1975 by Pocket (first published 1967)
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Unsolved Mystery
Don't answer the phone because Micheal knows your number.

Helen Connolly's young nephew died in a tragic weather-related accident 16 years ago. She begins to receive harassing phone calls from him. Is it the ghost of young Micheal or was he never really dead?

This was a pretty cool mystery. It had downright terrifying parts, one in particular, for me. This book reminded me a lot of The Black-Eyed kids you always read about in ghost stories.

The book is set in the Fall, so it's a great book to re
Dec 16, 2009 Lee rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: horror
When a little boy calls & says he's her nephew, somethings not right. Michael has been dead for 16 years.
This was my first Farris book and a quick read at that. It was very creepy with the phone calls from a dead boy. The killings were very mysterious and i felt like this started out as horror, but then turned out into a whodunit mystery. Once it was revealed as to who the killer was, i lost a little interest. Overall it was very entertaining and well written. I have about 5 other books from this author including All heads turn as the hunt goes by. May leave that one for last. Great first read thou ...more
John M.
Read this thriller back when I was in Junior High - it still holds up pretty well. Has some genuine creepiness but the culprit is pretty obvious from the get-go.
a little predictable, but a quick easy read... entertaining....
Easy to follow with great details.
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American writer and screenwriter of both adaptations of his own books (e.g. 'The Fury'), of the works of others (such as Alfred Bester's 'The Demolished Man') and original scripts. In 1973 he wrote and directed the film 'Dear Dead Delilah'. He has had several plays produced off-Broadway, and also paints and writes poetry. At various times he has made his home in New York, Southern California and P ...more
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