You Killed Me!
Author: Keith Gray
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Toby wakes in the middle of the night and there's a ghost at the end of his bed. It's the ghost of a man with a hole in his head - a ghost claiming that Toby killed him.
But Toby can't believe the ghost's accusations. Surely he would remember killing someone, wouldn't he? Now Toby has to decide if he's going to do what the ghost asks to bring him back to life...
This is a fast-paced read, showing how one simple action can cause a chain reaction of events.
Keith Gray was born in Grimsby. As a child, Keith found reading a chore, but later found a talent in reading and writing. At 24, he had his first book published, Creepers, which was shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Award. Since then, he has written many books. Keith is perhaps best-known for Ostrich Boys,which won great acclaim and was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, Guardian Fiction Prize and the BookTrust Teen Prize. It was also adapted into a stage play. Keith has lectured in creative writing and now lives just outside Edinburgh with his partner and daughter. He spends much of his time visiting schools to pass on his love of books and writing, as well as reviewing teenage fiction.
What you thought...
this book is really good .as i read the back of the book i was inspired! im not really into things like this but it is so interesting.plus dont ever throw a bat!
Kayla-Jade, bitterne park secondary, 01 February 2018
I don't know what possessed me to pick this book up, maybe the ghost of Len Grimsby. The summary of the book was quite interesting but i thought it seemed like a kids book. Really interesting book, recommend it to young teens!
Aliya, Kulosaari Secondary School, 24 May 2017
The book is absolutely fantastic, I love the twists it has, however, I loved it so much that I didn't want it to end, I would have loved it to be longer! :)
Dina, Plumstead manor school, 17 May 2017
This book sounds really creepy and scary and I hope I can find this book somewhere so that I can finish reading it.
Shanice, St John Fisher Catholic Comprihensive School., 08 March 2017
I thought this book had very exciting plot twists and it was like every page you turned you were going to see what he did, to change the past or leave it. I loved this book and it was very hard to put down, it was enjoyable to read and amazing to finish. I was sad that it was over but I enjoyed it non the less.
Laura, St Genevieve's high school, 01 March 2017
Toby wakes in the middle of the night and there's a ghost at the end of his bed. It's the ghost of a man with a bullet wound in his head, a ghost saying Toby that Toby killed him. But surely Toby couldn`t have killed anyone, he`s just a little kid who hates cricket and loves comic books. This is a fast-paced comedy read, showing how one simple action can cause a chain reaction of events. In the end he must make a decision between life and happiness.
Andriano, Henbury School, 10 February 2017
i like this book because it got murder in it i have only just started this book but i am in enjoying it
kayden, henbury school, 10 February 2017
I read the first chapter and I was really curious to see how Toby 'killed' Len. I continued to read then I was hooked! I love this book and I could read it again!
Laura, St genevieves high school, 09 February 2017
So far I have read to chapter 10 when I first started the book I didn't understand it but now I have read more it has started to came together I recommend this book if you wonder what it's like back in time and to see what happens when you do something and don't see what happened .
Caitlin, St genevieves, 09 February 2017
I think the book was interesting . It was a little hard to keep up with but it was a good book all together . I liked it when they were having a bit of an arguement in the bedroom . Also i liked it when they travelled back in time to see what happend .
Millie, henbury, 31 January 2017
I really enjoyed "you killed me" because it was a very interesting book and when you would stop reading it, it would always end in a cliff hanger and it will make you want to read on.The book has also been explained in good detail about when something fun happens so you can just about imagine it in your head.
Joshua, Henbury School, 31 January 2017
at first in the book,it had a lot of suspense. Then as the story went on it was funny because the little boy was confused when the ghost said that he killed him!
chris, Henbury secondary, 31 January 2017
I think that this is a very interesting book. It made me wonder about how it was the boy's fault for this accident and I really wanted to know what was going to happen at the end. I liked the way that it used interesting vocabulary and would definitely read this book again.
Isabelle, Henbury, 31 January 2017
i really enjoyed this book as it gave suspense and a great story line. this was an amzing book that I'll come back to. The book had a ghost which was killed and the way it was built up to where he died.
josh, henbury secondry school bs10, 31 January 2017
I really enjoyed reading 'you killed me!'. The part I found really gross was at the start where he said Toby made the ghost lose his eye.
Tyler, Henbury School, 31 January 2017
I would highly recommend this book because it is a incredible story of the present and the past when a boy unknown until you read thee book he meets a ghost what tells him YOU KILLED ME !!!!!!!
Kieran, Haris Boys` Academy East Dulwich School, 25 January 2017
Who knows all the terrible things you've done which have killed someone? Who knows when mistakes cause chaos to your surroundings? Also, the book is about a boy called Toby and he wakes up and there is a ghost in his room ,even worse , on his bed. The ghost claims that Toby killed him. Did he? Is he capable of killing someone? I would recommend this book to other students because it contains some language and structure techniques which us children can embed into our work at school.
Brahima, Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich School, 25 January 2017
I thought that this book was boring when I looked at the cover but only after a few pages I was into it. Very good and I licked it.
James, SGS, 25 January 2017
Do you ever stop and dream about what it feels like to kill someone. For Toby, the dream came a reality. He just doesn't know it yet. Nobody would wake up to a ghost stood at the foot of your bed would we. Well, if you read this book its almost as if your part of the story. Even playing a character within the chapters. This book will send shivers down your spine. I would recommend this to anybody who likes mystery and horror combined.
Holly, Skegness Grammar School, 25 January 2017
I found this books one of the shortest but most fantastic books I have ever read.It has all of the things a young teen wants: a mystery; a ghost; travelling through time; most of all a suspicious act of murder. All of that in one very short book, I must say that is pretty impressive. It also has that feeling were you cant stop reading, like it pulls you in thinking that you are the main character which makes it even more scary when something bad happens. that is my answer to what I think o...
Reyhan, Upper Shirley High, 24 January 2017
Overall, I think 'You Killed Me!' is a really good book to read. Although it wasn't really my type of book, I liked the way it was set out and I enjoyed the whole idea of the book. Despite that, I did find some parts confusing so for me I didn't really understand bits of the book; until the end where I managed to figure it out. For some however, you might like a mystery so, this would be a great book for you. I think the author could have added more complex vocab to make the characters/thi...
Olivia, Pipers Corner School, 23 January 2017
it was a very good book and i recommend it for children above the age of 7...
nathaniel, upper shirley high, 11 January 2017
Do you know how it feels to kill someone? Well Toby has. You killed me is a amazing book. Which is about a boy called toby who wakes up one night to see a ghost sitting on the end of his bed saying “ YOU KILLED ME" Toby has no idea what has happen. This book is full of mystery, humour and page-turners. I enjoyed reading this book and found it interesting that such an insignificant deed could cause someone to die. I recommend this book to ages 7-8 because it has larger writing and doe...
Zion, Harris boys east dulwich, 09 January 2017
This book was very good and incredible and i love the fact that you get to read books in school so you get into books that realy helps kids i rate this five stars and recommend this to anyone who loves books
michael, Westleigh High School, 07 January 2017
It is a great book for people who like dark novels but my only problem is it is very small. I would love if it was longer.
Loic, Churston Fererrs Grammar School, 15 December 2016
I think this is a good story to read because it tells you that if you make one mistake another could happen,especially if you have thrown a cricket bat at someones head.
Ismail, Malcolm Arnold Academy, 12 December 2016
You killed me is a very good book. Which is about a boy called toby who wakes up one night to see a ghost sitting on the end of his bed saying “you killed me” but toby has no idea of what he has done. This book is full of mystery, humour and page-turners. I enjoyed reading this book and found it interesting that such an insignificant deed could cause someone to die. I recommend this book to ages 7-8 because it has larger writing and does not have too many pages. You should read...
Lizzie, Pipers Corner, 11 December 2016
I really enjoyed reading this book. I really likess the storyline, as it was really intresting and caught my attention. I was quite dissapointed, because I thught the book would be more frightening, but I did like it. It did confuse me alot, but I enjoyed working out what happend.
Olivia, Pipers Corner School, 21 November 2016
good,i enjoyed it a lot especially at the beginning i thought it will be an interesting book.
Nathaniel, upper shirley high, 16 November 2016
I really like the book You Killed Me by Keith Gray.I found it really funny and fun that throwing a cricket bat can cause a lot of things to happen.A boy called Toby throws his cricket bat over a fence which in the end ends up killing someone.Toby is visited by the ghost that got killed and gets sent back in time to prevent this from all happening.Would love it if there was a follow up story from the ending
logan, Upper Shirley High, 13 November 2016
This book is amazing I was so interested by it I recommend this book
Ellie, Unity academy blackpool, 21 October 2016
It sounds like an interesting book, I'm sure I'll like it
Talina, The Ursuline academy ilford, 14 October 2016
Really good horror. good use of short sentences for more tension.
Anon, HACA, 12 October 2016
I like this book because it gives me nightmares every time i sleep... it may sound weird but i like nightmares:)
dorothy, saint bedes, 10 October 2016
It's a story about a ghost who annoying Toby in the middle of the night.
Tudor, Henbury school, 07 October 2016
Good but I dont think it is as good as over books I have read but for a scary book I would give it a 4star but for a book in genral a 3star.My favourate part was the begining of the book with the ghost at the end of his bead.
Nathan, Kelvin Hall School, 27 September 2016
I like this book because it is full of suspense and horror and thrill it is exiting because you want to know what will happen next what Toby (the main character) needs to do.
maryam, dixons allerton academy, 26 September 2016
I like the book because this is cool.
celina, dormers wells junior school, 15 September 2016
This book was interesting and fun also I would like to read some more of your books.
Tegan, Brewood ce (c) Middle school, 08 June 2016
I think if you like suspense, thrill and horror you will enjoy this book.
amal, godolphin junior school, 20 May 2016