Title: The Girl on the Train
Author: Paula Hawkins
Publication Date: 13th January 2015
Publisher: Black Swan
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Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She’s even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. ‘Jess and Jason’, she calls them. Their life – as she sees it – is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy.
And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough.
Now everything’s changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she’s only watched from afar.
Now they’ll see; she’s much more than just the girl on the train…
One of my favourite book series is the Unwind series by Neal Shusterman. The books are set in a dystopian world where children over the age of 13 can be ‘unwound’: in other words, their bodies can be taken apart piece by piece and the government decides who to give them to; people who need them most. The books specifically follow three characters, Connor, Risa and Lev, as they are sent to a ‘Harvest Camp’ (gross, I know) to be unwound. The books are written so well and I love the characterisations and the setting.
It was news to me a couple of days ago when I saw on Neal Shusterman’s Facebook page that he shared a link to some news about an Unwind film adaptation – and I don’t know if I’m excited or nervous…