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Creature of the Night by Kate Thompson
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Apr 19, 10

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bookshelves: coming-of-age, foreign-culture, mystery, ya, social-economics
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This is the story of an Irish lad whose mom is always on the dole. His life revolves around hanging out with his friends, stealing things, destroying things, getting high on alcohol and drugs. His mom moves the family to the country to escape the bill collectors and hopefully to find a better life for her sons, but neither she nor her older son changes their behavior very much within the new setting. The young son is convinced that he sees a little old lady at night, to whom he gives milk and food. His mom wallops him every time she finds out that he was up in the night feeding what she believes to be an imaginary friend. It's a sad story because of the way people get caught up in their own cycle of behavior.

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