This book was a non-stop, eeire journey of Bobby, a boy from Dublin, forced to leave his city life of joyriding, stealing, gangs and drugs for a quiet country town. His younger brother claims to have seen a creature of the night. Suddenly old neighbours' tales don't seem so fictional as an unexplained disappearance, gossip about a murder and eeire scratches at the dog flap mean that Bobby must try to tame his wild side. I am a 14 year old girl, but that is not to say that it cannot be enjoyed by boys, in fact it may be of a more male read. There is a certain amount of swearing included in this book. Personally I found it very intriguing and I could not put it down! It is a definite page-turner and I highly recommend it.
I really enjoyed the beginning of this book, as I thought the characters where believable, their situation was interesting and there seemed to be a lot of mysterious twists that makes you want to read on.
However, for me, a lot of the book (particularly in the middle) was irrelevant, pointless and quite boring. I was unsure as to who the book is meant to be aimed at, it starts of well, but the middle seems to be aimed mainly at teenage boys, as there's a lot of swearing, talk of stealing and other stuff, then it suddenly switches to the supposed "main storyline" (which, by the way, came across really weak) about fairies. The annoying thing is that the ending doesn't resolve the mystery, it still leaves you in the air...
But I think it's worth reading if your over 13 because it's (apart from the plot) well written and at times can be scary and intersting.