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“He’s an author who obviously knows the horror genre; you know that he has watched every horror movie, he’s read all the horror books. There are loads of little nods to classic horror in his stories, which I really love. I think a lot of them are things that you’ll recognise as an older person reading it, which is really fun, like a nod to A Nightmare on Elm Street. As a child, you wouldn’t know those links, but you would still enjoy the scare in them. Below Zero, it’s got the setting. I think when you live in a country where you don’t get lots and lots of snow, any book that sits in ice and snow always instantly puts you in that different place. It’s all icy, and it’s got that more chilling atmosphere. There are some really scary bits in this book, so I’d say it’s horror for children age 10-12.” Read more...
Best Horror Novels for 9-12 Year Olds
Jennifer Killick, Children's Author