An hour later, shivering from the cold, he climbs onboard the next train to Weirdville, even though he’d rather not. It looks like something straight out of the n ...more
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. Th ...more
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 Railwa ...more
I really enjoyed reading the Acknowledgements in this book. It was interesting to learn who inspired the author to write this book and other horror stories. Without these authors she would not be where she is today. I liked how she thanked Noelle Griffin the talented artist whom made the artistic covers for the books.
To me as a reader I enjoy reading about the author. I loved ...more
Charlie is left at the train station by his mother so he can go to see his grandmother. After his train is delayed he boards a strange train going to Wierdville and his night suddenly becomes very strange.
I read this book with my 7 and 11 year olds and they thought it was fantastic. My 7 year old does not enjoy reading as much as his brother but was completely captivated by the plot and the characters. The descriptive text was well written for the age range and the characters were interesting. I ...more
Reviewed by Kaila for CBR
I read this to my 8 and 7 yr old girls and they loved it. We didnt have to read the first two to understand this one. They loved how scary and yet not scary it was. They are asking me to read the rest of the series with them. The characters didn't scare them enough to cause issues with them but scared them enough to talk about how books aren't real. lol They also loved the adventure in the story and the characters were very fun. We will ...more
by Majanka Verstraete
Reviewed by Jaime Kurp
This was a very interesting book. This is a story about Charlie who needs to get on the train to go stay with his Grandma. But he get on the wrong train, a very bad train. He has to fight his way to stay alive and make it to Weirdville. On the train he does meet some new friends that help him out. If you are looking for some adventure with some mystery then read this book.
Note: I received a review copy of the book.
When a train ride to Grandma's turns into a chilling ride for Charlie he must figure out how to help himself and the other passengers on board.
My 12 year old daughter and I read this book together and we both enjoyed it. It has just the right amount of scary to make you squirm and keep you interested but not to keep you up all night!
Each book in the series can stand alone.
I would highly recommend this series. ...more
This was a quick easy read with a spooky theme. The third in the series but easily read as a stand alone book we join young Charlie on a train ride to his grandmothers. The problem seems to be that the train he got on was not the right one and now he is not sure if he will get off alive. Even though this had a scarey undertone, it was not so frightening that small children will have nightmares. The author presented the trains inhabitants in a non frightenin ...more
Charlie is going to visit his Grandma in Weirdville and his mom drops him off at the train station. After his train is delayed and being out in the cold for a while a lady comes over to check on him, but just then the train to Weirdville shows up. This train is pretty old fashioned and run dow ...more
Fright Train is a spooky little story, that definitely kept up the suspense. Readers of R.L. Stine will love the set-up and creepy characters. The main c ...more
Majanka is currently developing a new YA shifter series wit ...more