My 7 year old saw this book on the shelf and had to check it out. He loved it! The story is great and just 'scary' enough. Even loved the illustration of the library check card pocket at the end of the book. When he asked me what it was and did we really used to have to sign books out of the library...I felt a tad old. LOL I actually miss that about books now. I used to love seeing who had the book before I did.