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Last Stop (Watchers, 1) [Kindle Edition]

Peter Lerangis
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To find his missing father, a young boy must cross over to another dimension

It’s been six months since David Moore’s father disappeared. After months of strange behavior—baby talk, forgetfulness—he simply vanished forever. The Public Guardians searched Franklin City, but they couldn’t turn up a single clue. David is beginning to give up hope when his subrail train stops between stations at the abandoned Granite Street platform. On the other side of the glass he sees a crowd of people. In the middle is his father, waving.
 
When a psychic suggests that David may have the power to see into another dimension, he and his friends scour the city in search of a portal to the other side. To learn if his father is alive or dead, David will need to discover the secrets of the abandoned station.
 
Last Stop was selected by the American Library Association as a 1999 Best Book for Reluctant Young Adult Readers.
 
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Peter Lerangis including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.
 


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From Publishers Weekly

Moving at a slower pace than the underground train that plays a pivotal role here, this cryptic tale launches Lerangis's (The Yearbook; It Came from the Cafeteria) Watchers series. Though somewhat skeptical, David shares his mother's hope that his father, who disappeared six months earlier, is still alive. Riding the "subrail" one day, David watches in amazement as the train suddenly stops at an eerily lit, long-abandoned station, where one man disembarks and another?the boy's missing father?waves at the train as it zooms away. When a woman who "specializes in mysterious disappearances and the life in the hereafter," suggests that David has the ability to see into a parallel life, the 13-year-old senses that his father is indeed waiting somewhere for him. A concluding scene brings a fresh, unanticipated twist to this otherwise unsurprising story, as father and son do hook up, but only after much tiresome sleuthing by David and a friend. Occasionally, ambiguous remarks in white type appear on black pages ("We've lost him"; "This was not part of the plan"; "He's smart. That's why we need him"), suggesting the voices of the eponymous "Watchers" who appear to have some control over who enters the "other side." At ride's end, this isn't sufficiently compelling to warrant buying a ticket for Rewind, the next installment, also due this month. Ages 8-12.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

Peter Lerangis (b. 1955) is a bestselling author of middle-grade and young-adult fiction whose novels have sold more than four million copies worldwide. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Lerangis was working in musical theater when he began editing fiction, which eventually led to writing novels of his own. He got his start writing novelizations under the pen name A. L. Singer, as well as installments of long-running series such as the Hardy Boys and the Baby-sitters Club. Lerangis began publishing under his own name with 1994’s The Yearbook and Driver’s Dead.
 
In 1998 Lerangis introduced Watchers, a six-novel sci-fi series that won Children’s Choice and Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers awards and led to an invitation to dine with the President of Russia at the White House. His other work includes the Abracadabra novels; the Spy X series; Drama Club, a four-book series about high-school theater based on his own Broadway experiences; and exactly three and a quarter books in the New York Times–bestselling 39 Clues series. He lives with his family in New York City, not far from Central Park. 

Product Details

  • File Size: 854 KB
  • Print Length: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Open Road Media Teen & Tween (March 20, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007DFUMP8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #355,426 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes Very Interesting. April 21, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I am always looking for new series to read. This one didn't let me down. It was hard to know how it would end. I often find myself reading this over and over for fun. The other books as well.(I only have twoI 'm trying to get the other two) This is good. Suspenseful and will keep you guessing!:)
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Original March 22, 2012
Format:Paperback
RECEIVED FROM: Net Galley For Review

***NOTE MY REVIEWS OFTEN CONTAIN SPOILERS***

David's father has been missing for six months. After a nationwide search he is presumed dead. But during a ride on the subway David suffers what he thinks is a hallucination. He sees what he knows to be an abandoned subway station lit and teeming with people. Among those people is his Dad. But was it a hallucination or was it something else? Now David must discover if he's losing his mind or if something unexplainable really did happen to his Dad. The question is which truth would David rather believe?

So this was one of the weirdest stories I've ever read. It's also the first time I've read a Lerangis novel I considered giving four stars. My first encounter with Lerangis's work was while reading The 39 Clues series. He's always been my least favorite writer in that franchise, mostly because of discrepancies between other his and other series books. I wanted to read this series because I want to know if in a series where he's calling all the shots his work was better. It most definitely was. My biggest issue with the book is I felt like it was just beginning when it ended. The story is entirely too short. The book is odd even in the way it's written. For the most part it's told in a first person, except that there are case files notes on David in some chapters not written by David, but someone else. Additionally at the end of each chapter is a conversation outside of David's monologue of the story. You don't know who's talking or really completely what they're talking about. You know it's related to David, like he's being monitored somehow, but it's never fully explained for what or why.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Book blows threw the roof March 26, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Watchers last stop is a great book. I read the second one first (watchers rewind highly recommended). Now I can't get enough of it. When I read watchers rewind I thought the first book had something to do with the second but no it's about the watchers helping there characters get through their challenge. Once again Peter Lerangis doing an outstanding job keeping the reader interested and thinking.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Sci-fi book January 24, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Last stop was a great book that made you think outside the box. The ending was very unpredictable. I couldn't put this book down. If you are looking for a book that makes you think, get this book
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A book who leves underground October 23, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
When I first saw this book, the cover frightened me. I looked at it several times, then read the back cover and was ready to go into the world of horror. The very first three words of the book: HEAT, HUMIDITY, ANGER - were giving the impression of how this book will be. The black shadows on the picture on the front page were adding more to this scaring feeling. David Moore, the main character of the book, lives in the city. Six months ago, his father disappeared. Everybody thought that he died. However, all of a sudden David saw him...or maybe not him... in an abandoned subway station. He was not alone, what was making the story even scarier. He was surrounded by a crowd of ghosts or ghostlike people. The scariest thing about this episode was that Dad was waving him and calling him. I wondered what would David do next. Would he run away, would he try to forget about as if it was a nightmare? What will happen next? The book turned out to be very exciting. You do not know what happens next. This is the best book to read before you go to bed, because then you have nightmares through the whole night. I like to read about the worlds, which coexist with ours.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love ghost and mystery books so I couldn't put it down. February 23, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
David Morre's dad was spoused to come home, but he never showed up. David Morre is a 13 year old boy. His dad disippered while on a case. People think he's been kidnapped, but David doesn't. David was on the subway one day. He and his friends were riding to his house. They were passing an abandoned station when the train suddenly stopped. The lights flickered then went out. David looked out of the window and see's a bright light that blinds him. When his sight comes back he sees the station looks like a movie set, bright lights, new posters and a crowd. The doors open and a man walks out. Something falls out of his pocket and David picks it up. People cheer and pats the stranger on his back. While wondering what is happening, he spots a familiar face. It is his dad! I recommend this book for people who likes ghost and mystery books. I think ages 9 and up will like and understand this book. I read it and loved it. This is a Watcher Collection book. Published in 1998 by Scholastic Inc.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprise ending!!! February 22, 2005
A Kid's Review
Format:Paperback
This book holds you on with its deatil till the very end where it provides a bench for the reader. The ending I'd say was a surprise ending that blows you away!!! The rest of the story makes you eagar and more eagar till the end. I would give this Book 5 stars!! It is the perfect way to start off a series.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Extremely Good But Too Short
I would call this more of a short story than a book. It took me maybe two hours to finish it! But it was really, really good. Fantastic imagination like nothing I have ever read. Read more
Published 7 months ago by SCL
5.0 out of 5 stars VERY UNEXPECTED ENDING!
I THINK I 'BORROWED' THIS BOOK FOR FREE FROM THE AMAZON PRIME MEMBERS KINDLE LIBRARY - I DIDN'T HAVE HIGH EXPECTATIONS, I DON'T KNOW WHY, MAYBE BECAUSE I'M SO USED TO READING... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Crafty Vic
5.0 out of 5 stars Last Stop
Great story. I really enjoyed the storyline, it was a quick, easy, entertaining ride. Thanks for the ticket to ride!
Published 9 months ago by janice
2.0 out of 5 stars No substance
leaves you hanging in a way that you don't know what is supposed to be, or might be remotely going on. Makes no sense.
Published 13 months ago by C. Moore
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good
This book is very exciting, but it has a weird ending to it. I would recommend this book to most people I know.
Published 15 months ago by Mom of three
5.0 out of 5 stars Love me my good YA cheese
I just wanna hug Open Road for re-releasing all of this epically awesome cheese. I'm loving it. And LAST STOP is at the top of the cheese pile in a good way. Read more
Published on March 25, 2012 by Donna C
3.0 out of 5 stars Three and a Half Stars
David's father was slowly losing his mind before he disappeared six months ago. David has begun to give up on finding him when he sees him on an abandoned subway station. Read more
Published on March 23, 2012 by Mary E. Young
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT!
Book came in 4 days, was in great condition and the price was half of what I expected. I totally recommend you buy from them. anyone else just wont do.
Published on December 10, 2011 by Chels
3.0 out of 5 stars An unuasual book!.
This book is very unusual. It is unusual because in the beginning you don't really understand it that well, but when you get into the book, you start to understand it more. Read more
Published on November 4, 2009 by Mrs. Duarte's Class
5.0 out of 5 stars Watchers review
This was a good book although confusing at times!The book was one my daughter enjoyed a lot!=]
Published on November 22, 2008 by L. Shedd
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Peter Lerangis's books have sold over 5 million copies and been translated into 33 languages. Titles include the N.Y. Times-bestselling THE COLOSSUS RISES, in THE SEVEN WONDERS series; THE SWORD THIEF, THE VIPER'S NEST, one-fourth of VESPERS RISING, and THE DEAD OF NIGHT (in the N.Y. Times bestselling series, THE 39 CLUES); the YA novels SOMEBODY, PLEASE TELL ME WHO I AM (written with Harry Mazer and winner of the ALA Schneider Award and a Best Fiction for Young Adults book), SMILER'S BONES (a N. Y. Public Library Best Book for Teens); the YA thriller WTF; the WATCHERS and SPY X series; and the ANTARCTICA duo. He'll gladly recite the rest of the list if you ask nicely. He's also performed on Broadway, run a marathon, rock-climbed in Yosemite during a 6.1 earthquake, and, with his wife, sprouted and grown two sons in NYC. (For a longer bio, see http://peterlerangis.com/about-peter/bio/.)

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