This book is probably one of the scariest books I've ever read. It's supposedly mean for a younger audience but I was truly terrified by it when I read it. The villain of the book is truly terrifying and the version I read had some pretty terrifying illustrations that haunted my dreams. I couldn't put the book down or fall asleep without remembering the illustrations and the story. I really recommend it to those who like scary stories and don't scare too easy because in my opinion it's probably one of the scariest children's book you could ever read.