Curtis Jobling, author of the ‘Wereworld’ series, argues horror books can help young readers conquer their fears.
Reading books with deal with childhood fears can help children develop the confidence to be bold and courageous in the world. Additionally, the adrenaline of reading scary books can entice reluctant readers and awaken a lifelong love of literature.
A book won’t chase you. It won’t leap out and make you jump. Tasting terror from within the confines of a book provides the reader with a vicarious thrill, one which they’re in complete control of (Brightly).