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Hello... Wrong Number is a short and sweet paperback YA novel originally published in 1981. A teenage girl named Angie intends to call the object of her affection, a boy named Jim McCone, but when she dials the wrong number, she gets a different Jim. In a series of phone calls, Angie and the wrong Jim become quite close, sharing confidences and saying things to each other they’d never say to anyone else. But they have never met face to face. Will Angie, who can be quite shallow about boys, still ...more
Hello... Wrong Number is a chaste pseudo-prequel to Nicholson Baker's Vox. Both books take place with almost 100% dialogue and no dialogue tags. They're about two lonely people, in this case teenagers, trying to bond with each other over the telephone. And in both novels, the two characters are brought together through happenstance. As this book is for teenagers, there aren't any hardcore sex fantasies, but you just know they're there. Angie, the main character, is a little bit slutty for sixtee ...more