Still not sure I understand the concept of this book. Not sure if the main character Joe was supposed to be a hero of some sort.
SPOILER ALERT: At times I wanted Joe to do something and he would just lay down to It(devil/angel) waiting and wanting to die...really???? And b/c he did just that, he gets his family back....Again really??? They leave town after Tad said they shouldn't thru his father. In the next town everything is normal so they go to sleep instead of getting help. The end. That's it. So why should they have not left town? Why go to sleep instead of getting help? What happened to Virgil? The rest of the children? There were no answers to these and other questions.