“This story is about a boy who has to go and help at a big spooky castle for a special dinner. He soon realises that the guests are all different ghostly characters, and they are vying to win the battle of who can tell the most terrifying story. They take it in turn, so this novel is made up of short stories for each character telling their story, all trying to be the scariest. Ross is such a clever writer, he writes so beautifully. It also has that very dark humour running through it and some really chilling scenes…all the ghost characters who are at the dinner are horrible. They’re not just creepy, they’re nasty and rude, which is quite enjoyable to read as well. And Christmas and ghosts is a classic pairing. It’s just a lovely, different one for children to read. But again, the horror is quite dark so it’s not for the younger ones, more a book for 11-12 year olds, I would say.” Read more...
Best Horror Novels for 9-12 Year Olds