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Title:
The Devil's intern
Author:
Hosie, Donna.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Holiday House, [2014]
Physical Description:
229 pages ; 22 cm
Summary:
"Seventeen-year-old Mitchell discovers a time-travel device that will allow him to escape his internship in Hell's accounting office and return to Earth, but his plans to alter the circumstances of his own death take an unexpected turn when his three closest friends in Hell insist on accompanying him back to the land of the living"--
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Young Adult.

750 Lexile

HL 750 Lexile.
ISBN:
9780823431953
Format :
Book

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Summary

Seventeen-year-old Mitchell Johnson swipes a time-travel device so he can escape his internship in Hell's accounting office, but his plans to return to Earth and alter his own death take an unexpected turn when his three closest friends insist on accompanying him back to the land of the living.nbsp;nbsp;


Author Notes

Donna Hosie is a full-time geek who fell into writing while working as a Warner Brothers fan consultant on movie tie-in video games. Writing reports about different characters and worlds eventually inspired her to create her own stories for young adults. Originally from England, Donna now lives in Australia with her husband, three children, and a crazy golden retriever named Harry (after a certain boy wizard).


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

In a tale that swings from dead funny to dead serious, four deceased teens steal a chance for an earthly do-over. Four years into an afterlife that's so like its predecessor that new residents retain their zits, Mitchell holds a nice gig in Hell's accounting department and hangs out with an ex-Viking, a victim of London's Great Fire, and Melissa, who fell off the Golden Gate Bridge in 1967. But when he learns that the stopwatch-like Viciseometer that his demonic boss keeps in storage is a time-travel device, Mitchell enlists his buddies in a scheme to prevent their deaths. Things go awry in no time because, as it turns out, all involved have secrets and counteragendas of their own. Along with setting up a series of headlong visits to various eras, Hosie incorporates uncommonly savvy thinking about the paradoxes and logical consequences of changing the past. Mitchell may not be the brightest bulb in the box, but he does show sufficient measures of decency and loyalty along the way to a well-deserved redemption.--Peters, John Copyright 2014 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

Starred Review. Gr 10 Up-Hosie has written a book that will not only entertain but maybe even enlighten. Seventeen-year-old Mitchell Johnson has spent the last four years in Hell, where he is the Devil's intern in the accounting office. With the number of new arrivals on the rise, Hell's finances are strained. Fortunately, the Devil has a plan to use his Viciseometer, a time-travel device, to limit the number of those destined for Hell. Mitchell sees it as an opportunity to change his fate and revisit the day he met his fate with a bus. After stealing the Viciseometer, he travels back to the past with three of his friends (a Viking prince, a 17th-century peasant, and a wild-haired gal from the 1960s) and attempts to alter history, only to learn that life and death are complicated and unpredictable. Interesting characters, nonstop adventure, and humor with a touch of heart will not disappoint teens looking for a dark comedy. Glimpses of the afterlife could also spark discussion among readers.- Karen Alexander, Lake Fenton High School, Linden, MI (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.