I had heard a lot of things about this book, it is the go to book for most people for a Halloween read. All of that hype must have made me overly excited because I was a little disappointed. It just wasn't what I thought it was going to be. However, I did still like it, especially the parts where the kids in the story learned a few things about Halloween in different cultures. This story would be fine for older kids, but I wouldn't recommend reading it to the youger ones.