The blurb of this book intrigues me. It reminds me a little of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and also The Shock Of The Fall and I enjoyed both of those even though I didn’t expect to.
I generally enjoy books that keep you on a knife edge and don’t let on about whether or not to trust the protagonist/MC. That question as to whether the unbelievable is true or whether they are just plain mad can keep your attention for hours if the balance is just right and it is always an interesting one.
It’s a very striking cover, too. I love the simple black and white with the bright curly text on top.
“I first met my demon the morning that Mum said Dad had gone.”
Alex Connolly is ten years old, likes onions on toast, and can balance on the back legs of his chair for fourteen minutes. His best friend is a 9000-year-old demon called Ruen. When his depressive mother attempts suicide yet again, Alex meets child psychiatrist Anya. Still bearing the scars of her own daughter’s battle with schizophrenia, Anya fears for Alex’s mental health and attempts to convince him that Ruen doesn’t exist. But as she runs out of medical proof for many of Alex’s claims, she is faced with a question: does Alex suffer from schizophrenia, or can he really see demons?
What books are you lusting after this week?