- File Size: 1584 KB
- Print Length: 88 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Evolved Publishing LLC; 1 edition (November 26, 2013)
- Publication Date: November 26, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00GTZPLYK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,145,647 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Fright Train (Weirdville Book 3) Kindle Edition
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|Age Level: 7 - 11|
|Grade Level: 2 - 5|
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Fright Train was closer in story style and overall fear factor to The Dollmaker and gets a slight edge on the LIKE meter for that fact alone. All three books have earned the same ranking, and will remain as such.
I feel that Verstraete has a clear construction of a setting for her stories, with the town of Weirdville, and her characters all fit into the dramatic setting. Playing on the innate fears that young people have, is a subject that can work well, or fail miserably and I think that Fright Train was right on target... not too scary, but just enough to make you squirm.
By Majanka Verstraete
Reviewed by Alyssa, dictation taken by Grand mother, Jean Smith
The main character of this story is Charlie. His mother drops him off at the train station to catch a train to his Grandmother’s house in Weirdville. The wait is long and cold. He’s warned not to get on the train by a stranger who offers him a ride. But Charlie knows not to talk to strangers or ride with them.
When the train arrives he gets on. His ride is very scary. He meets a woman with pale skin, a giant conductor and two kids. The conductor doesn’t like his ticket and chases him through the train. Eventually he ends up meeting Mrs. Weird, a very scary bad woman who wants to kill him. Will Charlie get away? Will he ever see his Grandma?
This was a good and scary story. I would tell my friends that it was perfect….. Alyssa age 9.
This was a wonderful story I shared with my grand daughters. As you can see she really enjoyed the story. It was well written and very age appropriate. I would highly recommend it to other parents.
This story was provided to me for an honest review.
Fright Train is, to me, the most original book that I've read in this series. Creepy dolls and scary carnival attractions have appeared in many horror books for kids (and for good reason), but I have yet to see one for trains. Trains, I associate with stories like The Boxcar Children (although not strictly related to trains), The Little Engine who Could and The Railway Children, as well as quite a few Enid Blyton stories. As you can see, those are all happy, non-scary books.
In this book, Charlie is heading to Weirdville, the setting of the previous two books. However, this isn't the train he's supposed to be on, and he'll soon regret boarding the train. The train hides a secret (and no, I'm not giving a way spoilers) and it'll take Charlie all his wits and his luck to make to Weirdville alive.
What I found unique about this book was that it was the book where I felt the physical danger of the protagonist the strongest. In the other two books, there was that sense that the protagonists were in trouble, but I didn't feel that their lives were threatened like I did in this book.
Although I found this to be slightly less introspective than House of Horrors (which, to be honest, is introspective due to the subject matter), it is probably the most exciting read. If you (and/or the child you know) enjoy a horror story with a little action, you should definitely pick up this book.
Disclaimer: I got a free copy of this book from as part of Enchanted Blog Tours in exchange for a free and honest review.
This review was first posted at Inside the mind of a Bibliophile: http://www.allsortsofbooks.blogspot.jp/2014/06/fright-train-by-majanka-verstraete.html
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