Book Review: Nomophobia by JD Wise


This is a somewhat true, mostly exaggerated story of modern-day children – children who have spent way too much time on their phones. One night the children are mysteriously turned into ogres. At first the children blame each other for their condition. When they finished blaming each other, they worked together to find a cure. They searched the house for a cure…but they could not find one. They tried to wash the ogre off…but it stayed on.

They had all but given up when sissy’s phone accidently falls into the fish tank. When the phone gets wet, a hidden message appears: YOU WERE TURNED INTO OGRES, BECAUSE ON THE PHONE YOU DID STAY! NOW, PUT IT AWAY AND GO OUT AND PLAY!

So the children rushed outside, where they returned to normal. That day the children learned a valuable lesson. OVERUSED CELL PHONES TURN CHILDREN INTO OGRES.

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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

So many of us are addicted to our cell phones nowadays. Nomophobia is a funny book that will encourage children to put down their phones and do something else for a change. In a way, I wish overuse of cell phones did temporarily turn children into ogres. I have fond memories of playing outside all day when I was a kid and not having to come home until dinner time. Things sure have changed and not for the better where children and activity are concerned.

The story is told in rhymes and the illustrations are colorful and different. This is definitely a book that children should read!


“I absolutely love this book!! This is the perfect book to inspire your kids (or grandkids) to set down their phones. There is so much more to life than just a screen. I am a cell phone addict myself, this book encourages me to stop and smell the roses.” – Amazing Supermom, Amazon

About the Author

JD Wise is a West Virginian-born author who believes that the world can be changed for the better, by one person, one time, doing the right thing.

“Just think what would happen if we all did that,” said Wise.

Wise is happily married to the love of his life. Together, they have four wonderful children, who are the true inspiration for the book.

Nomophobia is his latest children’s book.

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