Blurb (as on Goodreads):
A nonstop middle-grade fantasy adventure, The Train to Impossible Places by debut author P. G. Bell is as fun as it is full of heart, and the first book of a planned trilogy.
A train that travels through impossible places. A boy trapped in a snow globe. And a girl who’s about to go on the adventure of a lifetime.
The Impossible Postal Express is no ordinary train. It’s a troll-operated delivery service that runs everywhere from ocean-bottom shipwrecks, to Trollville, to space.
But when this impossible train comes roaring through Suzy’s living room, her world turns upside down. After sneaking on board, Suzy suddenly finds herself Deputy Post Master aboard the train, and faced with her first delivery―to the evil Lady Crepuscula.
Then, the package itself begs Suzy not to deliver him. A talking snow globe, Frederick has information Crepuscula could use to take over the entire Union of Impossible Places. But when protecting Frederick means putting her friends in danger, Suzy has to make a difficult choice―with the fate of the entire Union at stake.
I should start by saying that it has been a really long time since I read a children’s book that is so adventurous and joyous. The Train to Impossible Places has the power to fill you with excitement and thrill even if you are an adult who has a thing for children’s books.
Suzy- a young girl is fascinated by Physics. But being a nerd has its own struggles. One fine night she discovers that her home also houses a mysterious railway track through which runs an enchanted train. She also discovers that her living room then becomes home to some imaginary but fantastic characters. In need for an adventure, she hops on the train. The train then takes her to ‘Impossible Places’.
Suzy is loving and smart and wants to see a world that defies imagination and also Physics (her favorite subject). What’s more is that we all might find a little bit of ourselves within her (at least I did). This feeling makes the journey more personal.
The author creates a world full of magical elements and then there are heroes and villains who bring a whole new reality to the table. The writing is magical and keeps the thrill alive throughout the story. The most difficult part of the book was probably when it was all over. It broke my heart, I never wanted the story to end. Suzy is such an interesting character to share the journey with.
The Train to Impossible Places is full of strange possibilities, interesting characters and the adventure of a lifetime.
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