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The main aim of World Book Day is to celebrate books and encourage children to explore the pleasures of reading them. The questions and answers session I did with the children at my local secondary school was inspiring. A handful of the children had already read Dead Game so the questions were much tailored to Dead Game’s characters, plot and sequel. That said, they really grasped the emotions that I poured into Dead Game and the questions quickly turned from that of basic ‘plotting the adventure’ questions to ‘the inspiration behind the story’, which fascinated them, it seems, just as much as the actual book did.