On the Darkside

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By Huw Thomasheadteacher and writer

What would you do if you discovered a secret sinister world lurking in your neighbourhood…?

Darkside by Tom Becker

Tom Becker’s award-winning Darkside (Scholastic, £6.99 PB) introduces a mysterious other world hidden within contemporary London. This secret parallel world, Darkside, is a strange and often cruel place, where children, Ricky and Jonathan, encounter all sorts of devilsome villains.

Darkside skillfully combines gothic horror with other-world fantasy that will no doubt entice readers into the spine-tingling plot – although some of the violence may not be appropriate for younger children.

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  1. Appearance vs fantasy
  2. A traveller’s guide
  3. The twists & turns
  4. Two’s better than one
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