Be forewarned if you have triggers of torture, humiliation, and deprivation, this story is not for you. I do not have any triggers but this was still a very hard book to read for me. Robert Essig illustrates how cruel we as people can be to ourselves and others. Although the story is focused on teens exacting their revenge, the amount of torture, sadism and abuse is appalling. The repeated torment the victim receives really pulled at my heart strings. I found the story illicited anger in me and I wanted to jump into the manuscript and kick some butt for her. After some heavy chapters, I had to put the book down for a moment to gather my emotions and take a deep breath. Essig gradually shows how the mind breaks down as that envelope gets pushed deeper and deeper to their darkest, sadistic desires. In addition to everything going on, a sinister evil takes prey as a mechanism for their own objective, seeking to cross the threshold into our dimension. The story flows and escalates well. I would describe it as hoodlumism at its best. Do the malevolent forces win? Read the book and find out!