Hi all, I'm writing a story aimed at kids aged between 10 - 15. On top of this I want to add other levels of meaning to this to appeal to older readers, a bit like a simpsons episode which can be enjoyed on a number of levels. Ok, Setting of story is world war 2 London, then Wales Now the there are two characters who are at the core of the story Character 1: outgoing, athletic, determined.... almost like a flawless super hero character. Character 2: The other is very flawed (in what way I am still unsure) The two characters are friends, they go to a private school together. As the story unfolds The first character is seen as the hero. Now the character seen as the hero dies as they watch a Boris Karloff film in a cinema. The cinema is bombed, the hero-esque character dies. The only survivor is the second character. The second character is wracked by guilt. Others think it would have been better if the deaths had been the other way around (actually maybe it would be better if they were brothers??????) and he feels that they're probably right. Now the rest of the story (which takes place in wales) I haven't decided on yet. I want to nail down the characters first. ANYWAY, does this sound suitable for the target audience? I'm hoping to add complexity by exploring freudian wish fullfilment, the duality of the two characters and also exploring the randomness of death in war. Would this make it too complex for kids? Any ideas (or suggestions of books that do something similar and aimed at similar audience) would be much appreciated.