Thank you to Macmillan Children's Publishing for the free review copy. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
To be completely honest, I don’t love fantasy. I struggle with the genre and it can be a big reading gap for me. However, when fantasy is well done, such as the Harry Potter series, I'm alllllll over it! The Train to Impossible Places was giving me all the Harry Potter vibes right away and I was immediately hooked and couldn't put it down.
This book is about Suzy, an eleven-year-old girl that wakes up in the middle of the night to discover the Impossible Postal Express; a troll-operated delivery service that runs everywhere from ocean-bottomed shipwrecks to Trollville, to space. The catch is… the train has stopped in her living room. Yes, her living room!
Suzy loves science and all things logical, and a train in her living room just … doesn’t make sense. However, it is there and she is confident that she is not dreaming.
I book-talked this book for a recent First Chapter Friday and my kids were scrambling over themselves to get to it first! Every teacher loves when that happens!
One of my fifth graders read it first and here’s what she had to say:
“I really love this book because it’s a mystery book and I would say it’s one of my favorite books that I’ve ever read.”
That’s some pretty high praise!
I recently discovered that Impossible Places is the first book in a trilogy and I am so excited to read the next installments!