Kyle has always been afraid of things, especially dying. But when he gets on the train that is taking him and his class on a school trip, he has no idea how close to Death he is going to come.
Death enters the train and Kyle moves with him, past his friends, who are frozen in time, in life-or-death situations. Kyle finds that he can pick up on their deepest, darkest fears - real things that have happened to them, or may happen in the future, and sometimes their surreal nightmares too.
Kyle realises that he isn't the only one who has buried fears and, more importantly, he now burns with the desire to live, and to live without fear. But will Death release him?
©2007 Oneta Malorie Blackman (P)2014 Random House Audiobooks
In its defense it is aimed at 12-16yr olds but I can imagine many older readers would enjoy this book. The audio performance was good. I Just found the mix of stories jolting and lost interest, my 12year enjoyed this type of story telling so I'm giving this 5* on his behalf
but never really lives up to its' potential, which is a shame.
A group of schoolkids go on a trip to the theatre and the train crashes. One boy, Kyle, seems to be able to pick up on their nightmares as they balance on the brink of death.
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