The Book of Sam

The Book of Sam

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rob shapiro By robshapiro Completed


This is the revised version of "Harper's in Hell" which is the result of months of rewrites and the mentorship of The Humber School for Writers. If you loved the first draft, I promise this one presents a more realized world, more emotion and there are even new twists and turns!

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"Those who are brought to Hell are mourned not rescued."

Remember that feeling of being a teenager in love? Your stomach twisting in knots every time your crush walked by you at school? Spending every waking minute imagining that first kiss?

Sam remembers. He also remembers that terrifying moment when he finally worked up the courage to confess his love to his dream girl, Harper, only to watch her be dragged off to Hell.

Unfortunately for Harper, the only person who can rescue her is Sam, who must journey through a dangerous world filled with creatures, demons and lost souls. The problem is that Sam isn't some Terracotta Warrior come to life. He's an insecure and awkward teenager who has fumbled his way through 17 years of being bullied.

It's Labyrinth meets the Goonies meets Dante's Divine Comedy. 

I hope you enjoy it!

  • action
  • adventure
  • demons
  • fantasy
  • fiction
  • hell
  • horror
  • lovestory
  • story
  • teen
  • teenfiction
  • wattys2015
leeepunzel leeepunzel Aug 04, 2016
this sounds very interesting. the idea of it is quite unique (: never read stories with hell in it except percy jackson 😅. but anyways i can't wait to read more !
magnificent_GH magnificent_GH Jan 28, 2017
I like this idk wat other people tell u but this book is great,excellent and it was fun to read💯👍💯😁😁👑💎
-Citadel- -Citadel- Dec 16, 2016
This is bringing me back to reading Ink Heart and I Am The Messenger in bed late at night using tea candles, flash lights, glow sticks and anything else that could emit light.
IdekHowToRead IdekHowToRead Oct 15, 2015
Haven't even read it yet and sounds great. Nice idea you had here.
knoni2006 knoni2006 Jul 23, 2015
cast.  why do I get the feeling that Demon 1 will be dead by the end if the 1st chapter?  If you've seen Galaxy Quest, you will know what I mean.
susanleskowitz susanleskowitz Jul 22, 2015
fallen star: are only seen at night-! + Harper is convinced but blind to true sight at night. Mixer too overt relms. come on softy!! :-)