The Wrong Train

224p. Scholastic/David Fickling Bks. Aug. 2017. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9781338121254.
Gr 5–8—A collection of scary short stories told by a mysterious and creepy old man to a boy who is trapped waiting on a train platform. All of the tales slowly build in suspense, creating a creeping sense of foreboding. While the entries are frightening, they achieve their chills without excessive gore or violence, which makes this a good pick for horror-loving middle grade readers.
VERDICT A goose bump–inducing volume that is sure to have readers sleeping with the lights on.

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