Finally, a hyped book that's hyped for a reason. The perfect mix of horror and tenderness. Donoghue's ability to get inside not only the mind of a 5 year old, but one who's been traumatized is remarkable. For those who don't think it rings true haven't spent time with a 5 year old. They often teeter between speaking like a toddler and speaking like a grown up. Donoghue nailed it.