for In the Middle of the Night
by Robert Cormier
The phone calls have come every October for as long as sixteen-year-old Denny can remember. No matter how often he and his parents move, the mysterious caller always finds them. Twenty-five years before, on Halloween, Denny's father was working at a theater when a tragic fire occurred, and someone doesn't ever want him to forget. But Denny is tired of his father's resignation and his mother's pain, and tired of his own isolation, so this year, against his parents orders, Denny answers the phone. When he does, a seductive voice speaks to him from the other end of the line, a voice that draws him out of the house and into the life of someone for whom the past and the present have never been resolved. A chilling, suspenseful story of revenge and the price of guilt. (Ages 13-16)
CCBC Choices 1995. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1995. Used with permission.
Denny answered the phone.
He was forbidden to ever answer the phone, but at 16, he figured his dad’s rule was just stupid.
And Denny is soon plunged into a terrifying ordeal of revenge and madness for a horrific incident that happened 25 years before.
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