The Dark is a wonderful book for children who are afraid of the dark.
It is a lovely book to read out loud or read by a child who need to face the dark.
As an adult, I don't like the dark either. It played into our mind about the hidden and things that might scare us. And this is how a boy deal with the dark.
Well, this book is probably written with this in mind. And the audio version is just wonderful.
"A good library will never be too neat, or too dusty, because somebody will always be in it, taking books off the shelves and staying up late reading them." Lemony Snicket, Horseradish