This book gives you insight into what Halloween was like in the late 1800s to the early 1900s. Superstition and story-telling were a big part of everyday life back then. They style of writing has changed quite a bit over the years. So, while reading my favorite story, in this collection, (Ken's Mystery)I paid close attention to how the words were beautifully arranged. Reading these early writings is a good way to find out where our traditions come from. If you don't have a problem with reading classics and you like Halloween, then you'll (more than likely) like this book.