The 10pm Question, Paperback

The 10pm Question Paperback

Illustrated by Sarah Maxey

4 out of 5 (1 rating)


Twelve-year-old Frankie Parsons has a head full of questions.

Only Ma takes him seriously, but unfortunately she is the cause of the most worrying question of all, the one Frankie can never bring himself to ask.

Then a new girl arrives at school with questions of her own, questions that make Frankie's carefully controlled world begin to unravel ...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages, black and white illustrations
  • Publisher: Templar Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: General
  • ISBN: 9781848774667



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I got this when it was a Kindle daily deal -- I couldn't resist a book about someone like me. My anxiety disorder didn't develop until I was twenty, but otherwise it's very much like Frankie's -- every little change to my body makes me panic I have cancer. And I have eczema, so I have a lot of rashes and bumpy skin and...Anyway, Kate de Goldi writes sensitively but realistically about Frankie and his anxiety, framing it with his ordinary life, with the things that cause it and the things that make him seem okay. She also writes sensitively about his anxious, agoraphobic mother. And she doesn't pretend there's a miracle cure, either.I really enjoyed it. I smiled in recognition, cringed in shared disgust, loved the characters. Well worth reading to help understand mental illnesses, in yourself or others, and -- to me, anyway -- it was somehow comforting.