Welcome to my stop on the Molly Pepper & the Night Train blog tour! I'm excited to be a part of the tour and to get the chance to share my thoughts with you. You can follow the tour and see the full schedule HERE.
Title : Molly Pepper & the Night Train
Author : Courtney King Walker
Published : March 13th 2015
Hidden somewhere in the fog of the San Francisco bay lies Blue Rock Island, home to the bay area’s two best-kept secrets: Bell’s Bluff, the old, abandoned prison on one side of the island, and the Night Train, a mysterious train ride on the other. When twelve-year-old Molly Pepper receives a secret invitation promising a night of magic and adventure aboard the Night Train, she is skeptical. In her experience, most promises prove too good to be true. The fact that she lost her mom is proof enough.
Still, Molly gives hope another chance. Together with her loyal friend, Noah Wonderly, they sneak out of the house and follow a string of clues leading to the Night Train. But when the train stops at Bell's Bluff, Molly discovers the real reason she was invited. There, she starts to wonder if hope and magic not only fix broken promises; but make you believe in them again.
My Thoughts :
The first thing to catch my eye with this book was the cover! Isn't it just awesome?? Then when I read the synopsis, I was pretty much hooked. It sounded so good, and I'm glad to say that it was!! I loved it.
Molly has heard of the elusive Night Train but thought it to be a myth, that is until the day she receives an invitation to go on it. She sneaks out of her home and follows the clues to the train, though she isn't alone. Her best friend and neighbour, Noah, joins her to make sure she gets there safe. What follows is a fun filled adventure.
Molly is an awesome heroine. She is plucky, brave and a good friend. She is thrilled to have an invitation to the Night Train and brings Noah along with her. I loved seeing her and Noah interact because it was so sweet and a good role model for kids. They have a solid friendship and it shows.
The plot of Molly Pepper was fast and fun filled. For such a small book, it packs a punch and the author manages to put so much into it. It's a quick read but one that will stay with you. There is a sweet story amid the adventure, which will also have you tearing up.
Anyway, Molly Pepper and the Night Train was a fantastic read. It will grab readers from the start and not let go till the last page. It's a fun filled and adventurous read and one that will have kids imagination flowing! I hope we see more from these awesome characters.
ABOUT COURTNEY KING WALKER:
Courtney King Walker grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area building rocket ships and rafts out of cardboard, hoping to make it the moon or at least Niagara Falls. But a trip across the border to Tijuana was as exciting as it ever got, so she decided writing about adventure was the next best thing. She now lives in the Rocky Mountains with her husband and four children, and still dreams of flying to the moon. Her YA debut, ON THE FRINGE, was published in 2011 by Lands Atlantic Publishing