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The Woman in Black by Susan Hill - book

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motherofaliens Wed 05-Aug-15 15:58:33

Hi, I am new to all this. Could anyone offer advice on age suitability for this book? Could a 12 year old read it? Many thanks smile

mrsdavidbowie Wed 05-Aug-15 15:59:53


Doobydoo Wed 05-Aug-15 16:02:27

Depends on 12 year old! Extremely atmospheric and tense and the ending still makes my hairs stand up!

motherofaliens Thu 06-Aug-15 10:27:09

Thank you for your replies. The reviews online (by adults) mostly say the book is extremely scary (and a great read!), so I'm wary, my DD is not street wise. She's read the Hunger Games etc., but nothing that sounds like this. Wish I hadn't downloaded it to her Nook confused

mrsdavidbowie Thu 06-Aug-15 13:08:07

But its not graphic or gratuitous.
I was reading Dennis Wheatley and Harold Robbins at 12.

Clawdy Fri 07-Aug-15 14:00:27

It certainly isn't graphic,and it's beautifully written. But it's disturbing and eerie, and would certainly have upset my DD at twelve. Best leave it for a few years, I would say.

NeverNic Mon 10-Aug-15 14:13:41

This was on my Gcse syllabus and we covered it in year 10

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