Why do we all love scary stories? Perhaps it’s because even though we are reading something frightening, we are also aware that we are safe in that moment. Neil Gaiman the author of Coraline explains it well when he says;
“Fear is a wonderful thing in small doses. You ride the ghost train into the darkness knowing that eventually the doors will open and you will step out into the daylight once again.”
Perhaps it’s that most spooky stories contain a mystery and so they leave room for our imaginations to expand. The best of them will not show you the action directly but hint at the possibilities. Below is a list of some of our favourite spooktacular books:
|Junior Fiction||Senior Fiction|
|Leaving Poppy||Cann, Kate||Wake||McMann, Lisa|
|The graveyard book||Gaiman, Neil||The rare : solace & grief||Meadows, Foz|
|The den of shadows quartet||Atwater-Rhodes, Amelia||The hunting ground||McNish, Cliff|
|Jessica’s guide to dating on the dark side||Fantaskey, Beth||Insatiable||Cabot, Meg|
|Haunting Violet||Harvey, Alyxandra||The diviners||Bray, Libba|
|Dark warning||Fitzpatrick, Marie-Louise||Hindsight||Casey, Melanie|
|Blood of Eden||Kagawa, Julie|
|Unmarked||Garcia, Kami||The word ghost||Paice, Christine|
|Ghost house||Adornetto, Alexandra||The oversight||Fletcher, Charlie|
|The witch’s daughter||Brackston, Paula||The hunt||Fukuda, Andrew|
|The spook’s apprentice||Delaney, Joseph||The coldest girl in Coldtown||Black, Holly|
|Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children||Riggs, Ransom||Valentine||McAlister, Jodi|
Your challenge : share a spooky knock knock joke with us in the comments section.
Ice cream who?
Ice cream every time I see a ghost!