Mind Gap

Mind Gap

Paperback - 2011
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Fourteen-year-old Jake MacRae's life is spinning out of control. He's making all the wrong choices -- gambling, drinking, hanging around gang members and now he's been asked to make a special delivery. What should he do?

Jake knows either way that his decision will seal his fate, but what he doesn't realize is that this choice might not only destroy his life but the lives of those close to him.

Before Jake has a chance to make up his mind, he receives a mysterious text message inviting him to a flash party on a midnight subway train. As Jake steps off the platform and onto the ghostly 1950s-style Gloucester car, he has no idea he has just boarded a train bound for his worst nightmare. And what's more -- he can't get off!
Publisher: Toronto : Dundurn Press, c2011.
ISBN: 9781554888016
Characteristics: 168 pages ;,21 cm.


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SPL_Childrens Jun 04, 2013

When Jake was a young child, he dreamed of being invisible, of being able to sneak around and do things without being noticed or questioned. Now he is invisible, caught in a freaky “mind gap” or alternative universe, against his will. Jake can see his distraught mom and younger brother, who fear that the worst has happened to him – but they can’t see him or hear him. He’s unable to comfort them, and it is a horrible, helpless feeling.

How long will he be trapped in a limbo where no one can see him or hear him – as if he no longer exists? Does he still exist?

Fourteen-year-old Jake has been making too many wrong choices lately – at school, at home and with his friendships. He’s been hanging out with some gang members who are into gambling and other things. His latest choice was sneaking out to attend a midnight flash party, which he never reached. Instead, Jake is now caught in a nightmarish adventure that may never end.

Worse, he realizes that he has inadvertently put his brother, Drew, in terrible danger.

Jake can only hope that he will soon be given an opportunity to make another choice – a choice that can save his brother’s life.

Marina Cohen’s chilling, paranormal thriller features a teen with feelings which will be familiar to many readers. It’s satisfying to see Jake eventually emerge from the thoughtless past behaviour which has hurt his family, to assuming responsibility by the end of the story.

Although it delivers a message about making choices, this fast-paced story never becomes preachy and would be a good choice for both reluctant and avid readers.

Apr 24, 2012

I love this book!! It is kinda creepy, but reminds me so much of The Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.Jake goes into the past, present and future. I actually saw Marina Cohen talk and I really liked her. She seemed like the way her writing is. Anyway you should read this book!

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SPL_Childrens Jun 04, 2013

SPL_Childrens thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 14

Apr 24, 2012

RieRie thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over


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