Ann and Jackie are teenagers with the usual the usual angst going on. Charlie is an old man with a dumber than dumb dog named Mitchie, who are an integral part of the book.
Jackie has a crush on Ann, but Ann and her sister have a bigger problem....their Mom is a live flesh, eating monster. Nothing dead for her, no sir. As Ann and her sister struggle to feed Mom, and Jackie is mourning the loss of some of her special trees (first kiss tree, broken arm tree, dead mother tree), as she acts out in a very funny and violent way.
The book is very short, but it makes you think about how far you would go for family.
If you are squeamish, this might not be the book for you.
I received this book from Shelf Monkey, via ECW Press. Thanks!