Well, this was a nice read, but I expected this book to be more scary. The thing with the witch is handled with quite a bit of humor. That was nice but it took the spookiness out of the story. But I liked how the author developed his characters. Some kids play a joke with the witch and things begin to run out of hand. There is something supernatural about the story, the witch is real and the town is governed by fear. But human nature is more dangerous than any supernatural force can be.
The book is entertaining and the story is unusual. It is also well written but I expected it to be more of a horror book. There is also no big mystery or twist. I did not like the end. The author is Dutch and he got the chance to rewrite his book in English and for the American market. He changed the end. I would love to know how the original book ended because this one did not work for me.