Sophie Cadden, Brannock High School
Crime and Thriller
What’s the story?
The Beast Within centres around the character ‘RAM’ and the confusing events of his life. This thriller does not follow the average horror cliché and will be sure to grab the reader’s attention. The ‘cat and mouse’ style of story depicts a boy full of secrets and surprises! (He loses his memory…..and knows he needs to escape from what fate has in store for him). If RAM wants to escape from what’s around every corner, he needs to be quick, efficient and learn who he can trust. With a secret locked in his memory, and a man who wants him dead for it, he becomes one dangerous fellow!
Themes and Issues:
Murder, friendship and relationships
Is it for me?
The text would appeal to teenage fiction horror lovers, due to the involvement of the beast and the additional ‘gory’ goings-on. In addition it may also be sought by those who simply enjoy and engaging crime/ detective story.