A thoroughly fleshed out read of the life and goings-on of Toby, a child, who found Owen, the creature, whose family was killed in the forest. I love the way the author alienated Toby with the bullying and the fear of his father. Toby's ruminations of killing aliens and the child-like thoughts even as he grew up made him somewhat endearing. A quick read that flowed very well. A tale of a twisted friendship; one of them just happens to be a monster. Recommended.