I just finished reading this with my daughter, and we would both like to read it again and again. What more could you want in a book? From the beginning the story was exciting, cleverly written, and it gripped our attention, and that was how it went throughout the entire book. It is not a gory or horrifying Clive Barker read, but like Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes, it will satisfy the imagination of your inner child. Books like this are why I grew up to love the horror genre as a boy, and why I will continue to until my dying day.