Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Beast of Harwood Forest by Dan Smith

Pete, Nancy & Krish are back for another spine-chilling sci-fi, horror adventure! They are on their Year 8 Geography residential to Heathland Camp. It all seems quite tame until they discover the abandoned Harwood Institute – a Ministry of Defence research facility from the Second World War. Ghost stories, out of bound signs and strange screams in the night are too tempting to resist and the trio decide they need to sneak out to investigate.

What they discover is the stuff of nightmares – bioweapon warfare, top secret scientists, strange experiments. It’s a night they’ll never forget but can they keep it a secret?

Dan Smith has created another fantastic, easily-devourable and cover-to-cover gripping story for readers age 8+. In true Barrington Stoke style, the chapters are manageable making “just one more” an inevitable phrase at bedtime! The vocabulary is appropriate yet accessible making the tale come to life. The font, spacing and page tint are dyslexia-friendly so everyone can enjoy this brilliant book.

Thank you Barrington Stoke! I have been eagerly awaiting this sequel to The Invasion of Crooked Oak and now I’m waiting for a third!

Click on the cover below to find out more or purchase on-line from Waterstones.

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