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have started dark is rising with ds - he is only 8 so is struggling a bit to keep up - but the early scence where the snow falls int he roof gave us both racing hearts and goose bumps.Shall I perserve or wait until he is older?
I remember loving these at about 9 or 10, and finding them thrillingly spooky. Maybe wait a bit until he can really appreciate them? He won't be 'too old' for them at that age.
I do like you Bee.I read this and enjoyed it but I can't remember how old I was [well-meaning but unhelpful]
The Dark is Rising sequence is a fantastic series of books. Recently bought an omnibus edition, with Over Sea Under Stone, Greenwitch, The Dark is Rising and The Grey King.Age-wise, is your ds reading it himself? As a "read-to" book, 8 seems fine. But for him to read it himself - depends how fluent he is.They are great books though... DD is only 5 and so I've re-read them myself!
I'd have thought 8 was a bit young - they are quite scary in places. Silver on the Tree gave me nightmares for ages, and I first read it when I was 12 or so.I always read the Dark is Rising at Christmas
DS had it out on cd from the library quite a few times. I think he was about 9 or 10 then.
Who writes these? My eldest might enjoy them
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