Author: JA White
This is my 90th read for the year
This is the story of Alex. One day he is leaving his apartment to throw away his nightbooks - scary stories that he has been writing - and he is lured in to an apartment. He is trapped there by a witch named Natacha who demands a scary story read to her every night. This is the only thing that will keep Alex alive. Inside he discovers that he is not the first child to be trapped there, and he starts to work on how he will escape.
This is a cute book. I had seen the Netflix movie and thought I would check the book out. The movie and the book stick very close to each other. The little stoies that Alex writes inside this story in general are very entertaining. It is a middle grade book, but I didn't find any of the stories overly scary even for late elementary students. It is well written, and the characters are well developed. Glad I found this one.