20 Kids’ Books You Didn’t Realize Were Messed Up Until Later

The Witches

The Witches is one of Roald Dahl’s most terrifying tales, and it doesn’t even have a happy ending, like we’ve come to expect from children’s books. The book tells the story of a boy who teams up with his grandmother to kill all the witches in the world. The story ends with the boy being turned into a mouse, and even after he professes that he’s happy to live as a mouse, he’s told that he’ll probably die super young because mice don’t live as long as humans.

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