Can you believe that I never read The Witches by Roald Dahl as a child?! I really missed out, you guys! What a fun and crazy novel! I don’t know what else I expected from Roald Dahl… he’s always so creative in his stories.
The Witches is the story of a young boy who moves in with his Norwegian grandmother when his parents die in a car crash. His grandmother warns him of the danger of modern witches and their secret lives among the rest of us. After several run-ins with witches, the young boy finds himself face to face with the Grand High Witch.
This story is magic and fun and just the right amount of scary. The great part about Roald Dahl is that he’s so honest to children. He’s real with them about things that we, as adults, find hard to communicate to children. I loved it. Everyone should read this novel at least once in their lives.