I Text Dead People

I Text Dead People


You can’t block the dead.
Annabel Craven hopes she’ll fit in—maybe even be popular—at the Academy. She’s worried she’ll stay friendless and phoneless (it’s true). But when she finds a mysterious phone in the woods near the cemetery, one of her problems is solved . . . and another one is just beginning. 

Someone won’t stop texting her. And that someone seems . . . dead. How is Annabel supposed to make friends when her phone keeps blowing up with messages from the afterlife? And what will happen if she doesn’t text back?  (Summary and cover courtesy of goodreads.com)

Please note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review courtesy of the publisher.


I liked the concept of this book and I think that Annabel is endearing, but there was a poor execution to the plot.  There were multiple times that the “rules” as far as communicating with the dead were broken and I struggled to look past them.  The storyline falls just a little too close to “Mean Girls” and other stereotypes in some ways as well.  That being said, the premise was cute and it was interesting to see how the ending was going to turn out.  It was an enjoyable read, but I doubt that I could continue if there is a sequel.

Rating: 3 stars!

Who should read it? Younger audiences who may be able to overlook the inconsistencies.