Confession #1: I am a Roald Dahl fanatic.
Confession #2: I had not read The Witches until starting this challenge.
Confession #3: The Witches legitimately frightened me.
The main character in this novel is a young boy whose grandmother tells him stories about real-life witches that have no hair and square feet with no toes. The worst witch of all is the Grand High Witch, who the young boy eventually meets through circumstances of happenstance. Creative? Most definitely. Scary? Most definitely. So, it would be perfect timing that I would stumble upon a short quiz titled Roald Dahl Story or Horror Film? This doesn’t necessarily apply to most readers favorites Matilda and Charlie, but it is definitely worth checking out.
And a word to the wise: If the book frightens you, stay far away from the movie.
by Roald Dahl
Illustrated by Quentin Blake
Originally published in 1983