The Addiction Monster and the Square Cat is a fictionalized version of the life and death of the author's youngest son from an accidental multiple drug overdose.
The book also tells about other children who have been ensnared in the drug world and whose high hopes and aspirations were crushed by the Addiction Monster. Children whose dreams were to be anything from an actress to a senator, to a famous basketball player, to an attorney and anything in between. They all wanted to grow up and be successful only the Addiction Monster got to them first and destroyed their dreams and their lives, and the lives of everyone who loves them.
The story is told with humor and pathos by the sassy, but lovable family cat, Pumpkin. Pumpkin, the Square Cat, will make you smile with his outrageous attitude and his love and devotion for his beloved owner, Scott. He will also show you the sadness that overtakes a family when a beloved child dies from a socially unacceptable disease.
This book teaches children that the human brain does not mature until the age of 24 or 25 and while they should never do drugs, they certainly should not even attempt any drugs before this age. The book explains about alcoholism and drug addiction.
The family cat delivers a powerful punch in this little, easy to read, educational book that children and adults too, will be able to relate to.