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The Last Bus
by Robert Swindells (more about Robert Swindells) 228/119 illustrated by Mark Edwards
first published 1996
Horror & Ghosts for ages 7 to 10 published by Puffin
Available from:  Amazon.co.uk
* £3.19, Usually dispatched within 24 hours
Mrs Mad's humble opinion
8/10 You are working hard. Well done.
What's it about?
A bus ride to hell, but is there any way back?
What happens?
Andy and Chris spend Saturday riding the buses. It all starts off seemingly innocent but as the day progresses, the things that Andy seems to enjoy doing start to worry Chris. But it is on their way home on the last bus that the nightmare really begins!
Is it easy to read?
A short pacy story for younger readers, or a quick read for older readers who like Swindells. Boys who can't find anything they like will enjoy this.
Anything else?
Swindells is a great writer. In just this short story he creates characters and situations that are clear and believable. The story races along and never lets the reader down. These books are great for building confidence in readers of any age.
Other books by Robert Swindells include A Wish For Wings, Abomination, Inside the Worm, Invisible!, Nightmare Stairs, Room 13, Stone Cold, The Thousand Eyes of Night, Timesnatch.
Who says so?
This review by Mrs Mad.
The publisher reckons...
Andy knows a great way to spend Saturday - taking as many rides as possible on the buses. Chris likes the idea, but not Andy's other suggestion - shoplifting. However, when the boys catch the last bus, they realize that they are not heading for home, but for a destination more sinister.
And what do you think?
John, Hillel Academy
The book was exciting. I liked because it was scary. The part where Chris scearms like a baby on the bus. Andy was trying to get to the bus driver when Chris was saying "No don't go Andy"
Mark-Anthony, Hillel Academy Prep. School
The book is very cool. Iliked it very much because it has allot of excitement. It was also very scary when they go to hell.
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