Train I Ride

Train I Ride

Book - 20170
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4 starred reviews! "Heartbreaking, hilarious, and life-affirming" (Ami Polonsky, author of Gracefully Grayson and Threads)

Rydr is on a train heading east, leaving California, where her gramma can't take care of her anymore, and traveling to Chicago, to live with an unknown relative. She brings with her a backpack, memories both happy and sad, and a box containing something very important.

As Rydr meets her fellow passengers and learns their stories, her own story begins to emerge. It's one of sadness and heartache, and one Rydr would sometimes like to forget.

But as much as Rydr may want to run away from her past, on the train she finds that hope and forgiveness are all around her, and most importantly, within her, if she's willing to look for it.

From Publishers Weekly Flying Start author Paul Mosier comes a poignant story about a young girl's travels by train from Los Angeles to Chicago in which she learns along the way that she can find family wherever she is. Perfect for fans of Rebecca Stead and Sharon Creech.

Publisher: New York : Harper, c20170
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062455734
Branch Call Number: J MOS
Characteristics: 181 p. ;,22 cm


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This is a good book for non- fantasy loving tweens. (If you are super into fantasy you might get bored.) I said 11 and up because of the drug references. If those were not there it would be different.

Ms_Gaye Oct 27, 2017

With her mother and grandmother both dead, Rydr finds herself on a train heading east, experiencing a series of emotions as she heads toward an uncertain future to live with a relative she’s never met. Her train ride turns out to be mentally agonizing yet curative.
Mosier has created a character who seems real with her conflicting emotions. I felt like I was riding along with Rydr, wincing at her pain and smiling at her hopeful moments. A great character-based title for grades 4-7.

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