By Sandra R. Murrietta
Something Wicked This Way Comes is a novel by Ray Bradbury, written in 1962, published by Simon and Schuster. The book is about fantasy, supernatural, and horror for young adults. The book shows the conflict of good and evil in every person. In Something Wicked This Way Comes is about a traveling circus ,owned by a man named Mr. Dark, that travels to a small midwestern town. This man is a wish granter, but when someone makes a wish there is a price to it.
Thirteen year old best friends, Jim Nightshade and Will Halloway, seem to be targets for Mr. Dark’s evil scheme. Some from the small town seem to have fallen under his nasty tricks he has under his sleeve. When they do, he seems to own a tattoo similar to their appearance. Not only that, but a bondage that makes those poor people work for his freak show. Jim and Will need to stay away from Mr. Dark and his wicked voodoo to keep their freedom, while the people who fall for his magic need to realize he will not fix their problems.