Hellworld by Tom Leveen

Hellworld by Tom Leveen
October 6, 2018 Alexandra Adlawan
To celebrate October, here’s a “hell-raising” story to get us in the Halloween mode.
Pun intended.
High School
Hellworld by Tom Leveen
5 years ago, Abby Booth’s mom, co-host of a ghost hunting reality show, went missing while filming in a ‘haunted’ cave in Arizona.
Since then, Abby’s life has all but fallen to pieces, most notably because of her dad’s deep depression and how they’ve drifted further and further apart.
But now, at 17, Abby has decided that things will change. She plans to go to the same cave where her mom and the crew went missing and to find out, once and for all, what happened there.
With the help of the co-host’s son Charlie and two of his friends, Abby sets off on a quest for answers…but what the group ends up finding, what they stumble across in that dark, primordial cave in Arizona, is nothing they could have ever imagined.
Abby was investigating a possible haunting… she never expected that there could be something worse.
This book has a story-telling style that I’ve never seen before. The way each chapter switches between the Then and Now. You’re left in the dark for most of the story.
I considered multiple times just reading the Then chapters first and the Now chapters next but I stuck with reading the story the way it was written.
Even though you feel lost, keep reading. The Then and Now element makes this story all the more suspenseful.
That’s enough about the writing style, on to something else.
The biggest subject featured in this story is Religion vs. Science. There’s a whole Then chapter talking about different religions, how some religions have more than one god, and how science is involved. And I’m going to stop there because all of that chapters’ information kind of went over my head. Besides you can’t have a reasonable conversation about Religion vs. Science without hurting someone else’s feelings.
This weeks’ Weird but True Fact an Odd Discovery
A man accidentally discovered a 49,000-year-old human settlement while taking a bathroom break in an Australian park.

1 Comment

  1. Catherine Adlawan 3 years ago

    This book sounds interesting plus the writing style sounds interesting. I like different approaches. Once I read a book where the characters texted each other most of the book or sent emails and that was before it was that popular to text.

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