I chanced upon this book while finding titles that fit into the categories of a reading challenge. I had heard of the author before, so it made me wonder if this book would be as good as his more “known” title.
The Halloween Tree is set on Halloween night. Eight costumed boys wait for their friend Pipkin at the haunted house outside their town. Instead, they meet Moundshroud. And Pipkin is carried away by Something. The boys, fast friends as they are, travel through time and space to try and save Pipkin, and also find the meaning of Halloween.
I felt the story was creepy. It’s much more when you imagine the happenings, and the voices being spoken in a haunting tone. The illustrations added to it as well. It’s a fast paced tale, and one that leaves me wanting more. I liked the adventure the boys had, but more than that, the depth of friendship that was portrayed when each boy gives up a year of his life to save Pipkin. I liked Moundshroud’s character too, and the events that happened during their travel.
From a reader’s perspective, I think this book will appeal to many, but definitely not all. But books are like that. I felt this was a very enjoyable read indeed!
|Title: The Halloween Tree|
|Author(s): Ray Bradbury||Genre: Fiction|
|ISBN/ASIN: B00GLGXNO2||Publisher: Harper Voyager|
(© Vinay Leo R. @ A Bookworm’s Musing
26th September 2018)