Ben's Room

Barbara Catchpole

Series: Fresh Shades
Interest Age: 12 - 18 Years old
Reading Age: 9 - 10 Years old
Published: 1 August 2014
AR Book Level: UY 3.6
Book Band: Grey
Catch Up Level: TBC
Lexile Level: 625
Pages: 64pp
Words: 6,455 words

Availability: In stock

Paperback (format)
ISBN: 9781781276358
Ebook (format)
ISBN: 9781781276501


Ben's parents treat him like a kid - so after a huge argument, he decides to leave home. He moves into a very cheap old flat that smells of damp and cabbage. Soon Ben and his two flatmates find hidden terrors inside the flat: rooms that shrink, giant cockroaches and jellyfish with eyes. It's as if their worst fears have come to life ... literally.

Part of the new Fresh Shades series, this book is exciting and fast-paced, keeping within the style of the Shades 2.0 series. It is perfect for reluctant teens who still want an exciting, unpatronising read that is relevant to their interests and concerns, but who don't want to read a longer novel. With a length of only 6,000 words, and filled with drama, this story will appeal to all reluctant teen readers.


"We liked this book because it created suspense and pictures inside our heads. Although it was very short read it kept us gripped and we will definitely not be running away from home!"
Lee Hughes and Alan Selkirk, Craigroyston Community High