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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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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    chilling horror thriller

    In life Cathy was a very unhappy woman who didn¿t get along with her mother and was hurt when she discovered her husband was cheating on her with their teenage babysitter. During an episode of deep depression she hung herself in the basement her son Stephen discovered his mother¿s body. Cathy in life was a practicing dark witch and she taught her son how to gain power so he could one day become a powerful warlock. Stephen calls his mother back from beyond upon her return she wants to live again if only to enact revenge on the people who hurt her. In the basement where she practiced her craft, there is a box on the table decorated with real demons on the top of the box. When Stephen¿s blood is spilt and the demons drink it, they can be freed to enact her vengeance. Stephen does this but people closest to him are badly injured and die as the demons carry out Cathy¿s revenge. Stephen realizes that this can¿t continue but he doesn¿t know if he will be able to sever his last link to his mother and send her back to the hell she belongs in. --- Readers who like to be scared out of their wits will thoroughly enjoy THE WITCH, a chilling horror thriller in which one shocker follows another. Mary Ann Mitchell is talented horror author who uses interaction between her characters to tell a great haunting story. Readers will wonder how far Cathy will go because after she achieves her quest. She also has a hidden agenda (with her offspring) to take over, by his ¿invitation¿, Stephen¿s heart & soul. --- Harriet Klausner

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