Parents' Guide to

Creature of the Night

By Kristen Breck, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Gritty story about troubled teen is realistic and complex.

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age 18+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+

Great novel. IMHO, not for kids.

Graphic language. Pervasive criminal and antisocial behavior from most characters including violent assault. Pervasive smoking, drinking, and drug use. Occasional references to sex. Focus on fear, supernatural events, and dysfunctional families. Central plot theme involves a murder with subsequent dismemberment. A great novel. IMHO, not for kids.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 17+


Very good book but swears too much lads so watch broo

This title has:

Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (3):

While Bobby is crass, indignant, criminal, and insensitive, this book is well written and fully engaging. The characters are genuine and complex, and mature readers will want to turn the pages. The author leads the reader through micro-climates in the storyline: One is the thug and drug world of Bobby in Dublin; another is the good, clean, hardworking world of the farm family; and the third world is the mysterious and eerie cottage. Readers will want to know if and how Bobby transforms, and also if the myths about the cottage are real.  For those readers who can make their way through some intense delinquency and unapologetic characters, this book will satisfy on many levels.

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