• A Wheely Big review!

    22 February 2021

    There was a short and sweet video review of Cirque Du Freak recently, by a young man called Noah over on a Facebook page called Our Wheely Big Journey, which is about about the ups and downs of having a child in the family who is differently abled -- Noah was born with a rare syndrome that has left him in need of a wheelchair and lots of operations. You can check it out by clicking here:




    Noah raises the age-old question of what age group my books are suitable for, specifically Cirque Du Freak. Noah thinks about 8 or 9 years old upwards, and I wouldn't say he's too far off the mark, though I normally go with 10 upwards whenever I'm asked -- but always with the caveat that every reader is different, and there are confidently reading 6 and 7 year olds who might be absolutely fine with it, or 11 and 12 year olds who might find it a bit too dark just yet. (With The Demonata, as a rough rule of thumb, I say 11 or 12 upwards, and 12 or 13 upwards for Zom-B.) Ultimately, if a child isn't old enough to gravitate naturally towards a book, I think the people best situated to judge whether or not it's suitable are the child's parents, librarians or teachers, who have personal knowledge of the individual in question. Authors... what do WE know? We're just tall-tale-telling chancers!!!! :-)


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