I finished a great book last night: The Boy Who Could See Demons by Carolyn Jess-Cooke. It was so good, I read it in 3 days! The story is of Alex, a 10-year old boy who says he can see a demon named Ruen. Ruen says he is Alex’s friend, but then tells him to do bad things, like try to kill a woman. Ruen comes to Alex in different forms: a ghost, a man with a horn, an old man. Anya, Alex’s psychiatrist, tries to puzzle out why Alex sees Ruen in these forms – is he a projection of something traumatic that happened in Alex’s life? But Anya has her own troubles; her daughter Poppy died four years ago, and Anya still feels guilty for not being able to help and save her own daughter.
This story is a good look into psychology and schizophrenia – and it has a twist you won’t see coming! Check it out!