The Dead I Know

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Author – Scot Gardner

Age – 13+

Aaron Rowe is on his first day in his new job. Apprentice Funeral Director. If that isn’t enough to deal with, his mum is mentally unwell, and he is a sleepwalker – up to 5 kms at a time!

He is haunted by nightmares, which slowly build throughout the story which is expertly woven around his new boss and apprenticeship, his mother’s illness, his dangerous neighbours in the caravan park and his sleepwalking.

Although some readers may find parts of his work squeamish, Aaron is a character that draws you in, wanting to console him as he tries to cope with life.

When his nightmares finally reveal the answers he needs, he can move forward.

Something different. Something for senior boys – loved the characters, the empathy and the tumbling emotions.


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