Book Fifty-One of 2014: CALLER 107 by Matthew Cox


When thirteen-year-old Natalie Rausch said she would die to meet DJ Crazy Todd, she did not mean to be literal.
Two years is a long time to be stuck between two people who want nothing more than to destroy each other. A tween crush on the larger-than-life jock from a local radio station is the only trace of a once-happy life ruined by warring parents.
Whenever WROK 107 ran a contest, she would dive for the phone, getting busy signals and dead air every time. She never expected to get through, but at least with her best friend at her side, it used to be fun.
Before her parents ruined that too.
Her last desperate attempt to get their attention, falling in with a dangerous group of older teens, goes as wrong as possible. With no one left to blame for her mess of a life but herself, karma comes full circle and gives her just a few hours to make up for two years worth of mistakes–or be forever lost.

** I recieved this ARC for an honest review from Curiosity Quills Press**

CALLER 107 by Matthew Cox is a dark story about a teen going through difficult times. As the blurb suggests, the main character does die in the book, but it is the journey from before and after that death that is the huge impact.

I honestly hated Natalie, the main character, in the beginning. She was throwing her life away. Everyone around her was trying to help, but she seemed too pissy to understand. I understood where she was coming from, but I just wanted to shake the poor thing.

Be warned, the beginning is dark and will anger you. I was having serious anger issues towards the main character. However, that doesn’t mean you should put down the book. Even in the beginning, the reader catches glimpses of the Natalie before the book began. You will see a girl torn and in pain. It isn’t outright obvious though. The inner struggle she goes through that the reader sees is what makes the book extremely interesting,

In the end, I began to love her. She is a girl trying to find herself and love. In the process of all her anger she loses that, but then finds it again in the end. I could tell you the process, but the book is an emotional torrent that is a must read through.

But seriously, this book is amazing. I love the ease it was to be pulled into the world. The dark elements of the story kept me going even when I wanted to throw my Kindle to the ground for Natalie’s stupidity. I finished this book in one day. Seriously, this is a book worth reading.

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