This is the first truly scary story I read on my own. I loved everything about it. The contrast between the nerdy schoolteacher Ichabod Crane and the terror of the headless horseman. I loved the mystery behind Ichabod Crane disappearing. I loved the writing that kept me on the edge of my seat right up until the very end. I can still hear the wind whipping through the woods as Ichabod slowly plods along on his borrowed horse waiting to meet his nightmare in person.
Years later, I have read many other truly frightening tales, but this is the one that I remember and revisit again and again.
What book has made you want to pull up the covers and leave the light on?