The Train by Diane Hoh Summary: His real name was Roger, but he was nicknamed Frog by his classmates, who taunted and ridiculed him. And then, one by one, they are viciously attacked. It seems Frog is out for revenge.
Hannah and friends, along with a bunch of kids from her school, are travelling by train from Chicago to San Francisco. While getting something out of the baggage car, they find a coffin that they realise belongs to Frog, a schoolmate who died recently and who they were all mean to before his death.
Hannah - This was like, the fifth Point Horror book I read this autumn, and after reading another dozen I had to go back and change my 3-star rating to a 4-star, because it stayed with me. Hannah - who is already claustrophobic and scared of the train - starts getting attacked by an unknown assailant.
Despite the fact that she's locked in the coffin amongst other things, none of her friends seem to take the threats and attacks seriously, even though another friend is stabbed by an ice pick. Hannah is seeing Frog's burned, almost-unrecognisable corpse in various places, and theorises that he's the one playing tricks on her, but nobody believes her.
There's good and bad about this book. The bad, or the hard-to-swallow, is that Hannah's friends don't take her seriously. If I were knocked unconscious and locked in a coffin - I italicise it again, because it's still kind of awesome and terrible to me - I would damn well expect my friends to believe someone is trying to hurt me, and would be furious - like supernova furious - if they wrote it off as a prank.
And if a corpse showed up in my bunk, I'd expect them to believe that, not say I was dreaming. I can't figure out if Hannah is a total flake, to have these friends who blithely shrug off her tales of terror, or if her friends - and for that matter, the teachers and detective on the train - are just really dim.
Also, a couple of the things the characters say made me go, WTF? Like, "The train won't leave without us. The good is that Hannah and her friends are likeable characters, despite their assorted faults, and the book is chilling.
I've had it for about twenty years and I still get freaked at some of the scenes. Now that's lasting power. The plot, aside from Hannah's friends' disbelief, is well-crafted and the killer's motivation is solid. After so many books with really shaky reasons behind everything, this is very welcome!
And bonus points for creativity for setting a horror story on a train. Working within those limits couldn't have been easy.
Towards the top of my Diane Hoh pile.Authors that published under the Point Horror label include the aforementioned R.L. Stine, Diane Hoh, Richie Tankersley Cusick, Christopher Pike, but then discovers that she cannot touch anything, such as the pages of a book.
So she has all the books in the . Title: The Train by Diane Hoh. Summary: Hannah and her friends are on a train trip that begins as a fun cross-country tour – until they learn that Frog’s coffin is on board with them.
His real name was Roger, but he was nicknamed Frog by his classmates, who taunted and ridiculed him. "The Train" by Diane Hoh was outstanding! I'm a thriller fanatic, and out of all of the books I've read so far, this is the best! From the first chapter to the last, it's vetconnexx.coms: "The Train" by Diane Hoh was outstanding!
I'm a thriller fanatic, and out of all of the books I've read so far, this is the best! From the first chapter to the last, it's suspenseful/5(10). The Train by Diane Hoh. Point. Paperback.
POOR. Noticeably used book. Heavy wear to cover. Pages contain marginal notes, underlining, and or highlighting. Possible ex library copy, with all the markings/stickers of that library.
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