'A brilliant read that will get your heart beating instantly'
Dead Game by Claire Kinton.
With two stories parallel to each other, you're whisked into the world of Transit, the place after life but before death, and then the mind racing existence of Archie Fletcher as he grows up.
As Archie enters the world of Transit, he discovers centaurs, speaking stars and a dangerous Moon, which puts his sanity in danger every night. With every chapter you get drawn in until your eyes are literally glued to the page.
Archie must travel to the bridge and cross to the other side before he becomes a lost soul, but it's not as easy as he originally thought.With everything from vicious wild lions to enraged charioteers, it seems like the whole of Transit is in Archie's path as he battles for his freedom. All throughout the book, the question remains: will Archie be able to cross to the other side before his soul becomes forever lost and he has to spend eternity in Transit? Luckily, he has three devoted friends that will do anything to get him to the other side peacefully, though will they all come with him?
Dead Game is a truly gripping book that holds you from the first page and lets you inside Archie's head. As you get to know Archie Fletcher, you begin to feel his emotions as he feels them and hold your breath when he does. With an unexpected twist at the end, reading this book is an essential. I would recommend it to anyone aged 11 and beyond, and give it a rating of 10/10. I'm sure you will be waiting for the sequel, Waiting Game, just as eagerly as I am as soon as you turn the last page.
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