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The Witch

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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This book was pretty good. The basic story is a witch commits suicide so she can use demons to wreak revenge on people who have wronged her. Once her revenge is complete, she tries to trick her young son into bringing her back to life. That's as much as I'm going to div...
This book was pretty good. The basic story is a witch commits suicide so she can use demons to wreak revenge on people who have wronged her. Once her revenge is complete, she tries to trick her young son into bringing her back to life. That's as much as I'm going to divulge. The book is scary but not too much. The only downside is in the child's dialogue. The boy is supposed to be eight but he talks like an adult. I don't just mean his intelligence level, I mean the words he chooses. In one scene he talks about having seen something 'for just a brief moment'. How many 8-year olds talk like that? 'I just saw it for a second.' or 'I only saw it for a little bit.' would have been more appropriate. Other than the child's dialogue, it was a decent book.

posted by Anonymous on March 31, 2007

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Most Helpful Critical Review

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Generally creepy yet anti-climactic with little action

Prepare yourself for more of a ghost story than a witch story. The author writes well and creates some very intriguing characters (though sadly the main characters fall very flat), but it felt like the reader was being led to something that just never manifested. We a...
Prepare yourself for more of a ghost story than a witch story. The author writes well and creates some very intriguing characters (though sadly the main characters fall very flat), but it felt like the reader was being led to something that just never manifested. We are given a very different idea of how the child in the story is going to act than how he actually does, making the story much less creepy and a bit of a let-down. I also was put off by the dialogue most of the time, the very young main character speaks too sophisticatedly and the emotional reactions are often hokey and not at all compelling. The book would have been better had it been completely composed of the actual witch story being told as a bedtime tale throughout.

posted by Whisperlynn on June 2, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2012

    An okay read

    This book seemed to drag on... but then the ending was stupid. Wouldn't recommend

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    Posted December 17, 2011

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    Posted November 20, 2012

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