Zindel has written a story that will not be denied." This funny, sad, and unforgettable tale about two disillusioned teenagers who have their faith in humanity restored by a lonely, eccentric stranger is a timeless classic that new generations of readers will cherish.
It's an uneventful September afternoon when sophomores John and Lorraine make a prank call to a stranger named Angelo Pignati. But the two of them aren't prepared to be so touched by the old man whose loneliness reaches out to them through the phone line. And what starts as a practical joke quickly turns into a friendship that changes all of their lives forever.