The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit

When their father is taken away, three children and their mother must move and are left very poor. The children make friends with the railway near their house and many people associated with it including an old gentleman who rides the train.

The Railway Children is a sweet book with a lovely ending. It is very, very, very dated which I suppose makes it a bit quaint, but also makes it a bit annoying to read. Regularly, the author as narrator inserts their random thoughts into the story which is a bit jarring and pulls you out of the story. The children have interesting adventures, but nothing in how they are told is especially engaging. It’s a decent enough book to read for adults and children alike.

3 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2017: 82
Pages Read in 2017: 22,989
Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks (more book reviews!)
Reason I Chose It: Pre-reading for Adrian for Next School Year

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