Kate S Richards writes for teens and young adults. Trainsurfer is the first book in a series. It works as a stand alone story. Teachers and librarians have recommended Trainsurfer, and often read it aloud in class. It is a coming of age story set in South Africa during the apartheid era, that tackles societal issues, friendship, betrayal and forgiveness. It is a story with Christian themes and a hopeful tone. There is plenty of action and adventure to engage young readers. Ryan McGregor brings the characters and story to life with his pitch perfect narration.