The Railway Angel

The Railway Angel

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by Julie Day
     
 

Meet the ‘Teen Guardian Angels’. They’re on a mission to stop teenagers from self-destructing their lives by killing themselves. And you’d better listen to them because they know what they’re talking about as they have already paid the price for doing exactly that – they are dead.
Railway Angel is Lizzie Hammond’s story

Overview

Meet the ‘Teen Guardian Angels’. They’re on a mission to stop teenagers from self-destructing their lives by killing themselves. And you’d better listen to them because they know what they’re talking about as they have already paid the price for doing exactly that – they are dead.
Railway Angel is Lizzie Hammond’s story of how she became a Guardian Angel and what she did to pass her test to join the Team.
Lizzie is a normal 15-year old: pretty, plenty of friends, average at school and fashion conscious, and it’s this last trait that will be the death of her. Not wanting to be seen in yesterday’s clothes, Lizzie wants money, money, money to buy them, and from her parents. Her parents refuse and Lizzie storms out. Intent on her anger with her mum, Lizzie meets with her friends and they end up at the local train station. A game of dare is suggested but it goes tragically wrong when Lizzie falls...onto the tracks.
Fast forward months later. Lizzie is a lost angel, until she meets Miranda Robson and arrives at the school for trainee angels. She is told to become a fully-fledged angel she has to pass a test – at a railway station. There is a teenage boy whose friends are daring him to cross the tracks, and she has to prevent him from doing so to pass her test.
If there is one thing that Lizzie hates doing it is telling people how she came to be an angel, and this is the one thing that she knows she has to do to get the boy to stop what he wants to do. So with newly discovered magical powers Lizzie brings her memories to life to make the boy understand that there is always a solution to a problem, and rescues him in time.
Back up in the clouds Lizzie is told she has passed as she is shown the scene where the boy is reunited with his mates on a train, alive and laughing. Now Lizzie feels she is no longer lost as to why she is where she is, and that she now has a purpose to fulfil – to become a proper ‘Guardian Angel’ with wings and a halo.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940032833048
Publisher:
Julie Day
Publication date:
10/25/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
601,420
File size:
162 KB
Age Range:
5 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

I live in SE London. I am an indie children's author. I write for all ages. I am also a new indie children's author writing coach. I write fillers for magazines.

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The Railway Angel 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
People when writing reviews, make sure you read the book so you don't affect the overall rating of the story with your inane comments that have nothing to do with how you view the story. Who cares if someone's grammar isn't the best? Stop judging people for little things like spelling and grammar because these things are not affecting your ability to live life. Really cute story about mistakes and how acknowledging them can help someone else. A must read :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a very good story with a good lesson in it. I read the reviews on all books and tho i relate to people who wish for more out of a short story, they need to understand the value of a short story and why they are written. When we were young and first started reading the stories were actually little short stories but as a child we could read them over and ever and have dreams to last all night. Its the same now as teens and adults, it all comes down to how we approach the short story when we sit to read it. It would have been ok for more info on the angels life before death but then it wouldn't be a short story but a novella. What we read in these 45 to 46 pages was enough for the story and this author did it well. I love a 900 plus page novel most of the time but some days all that information, characters and plot i just have to break away from for something short and good. I say enjoy reading in all forms and lengths.
AirForceWife810 More than 1 year ago
This was a quick read. It was very good. I don't know much about the author, but this would make an excellent book if she would make it into a longer one. The Railway Angel seemed to me like it was a chapter or two out of a bigger book, and if the author could write more chapters leading up to Lizzie's death, and more chapters once she became a full guardian angel, it would be worth five stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great little read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very entertaining and sweet. Nobody can write like this execpt JK Rowling. I just might have to read the naxt book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was good overall but it lacked in detail at first then they explainded it better. A good short story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I look forward to reading more about these angels.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read
Reader42AS More than 1 year ago
Sorry, but it would be a disservice to an author who wants honest critiques on their work not to mention the technical aspects of a book. You can still give it a high rating for the content, but how do they improve without honest feedback. As for as it affecting your life, a terrible story with no plot and empty characters would not do that either. That is not really the point. Authors ask for our comments. We should be honest with them even if it is uncomfortable. That is why many of them offer their books for free. They want our critique.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sweet read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this one cant wait to read the following ones
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book teaches you about how one dangerous move can put your whole life to an end
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Think about how your actions will affect others
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
People when writing reviews, especially if you are complaining about the grammar and spelling mistakes, please, please make sure your review does not contain misspellings and that words aren't missing - otherwise how can we take you seriously? I haven't read the book yet, but I got irked by some of the reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read better ok for short story glad it was free wouldnt have paid for it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He book was kind of good for 48 pages. The story might have been bette if it was a bit longer than 48 pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wanna chat? -Sara
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book reads like it was written by someone with a poor grasp of the english language. A great deal of the sentences don't even make sense. This story might worth reading after some heavy editing.