Ben has to deal with his mentally ill mother, all on his own. His mother refuses to take her meds and is constantly frightened of "Lizard People." When things can't get stranger, he meets Marco who also claims to have met lizard people. Marco's and his mother's story oddly match up...
It's hard for kids who have to deal with having a mentally unstable parent. A good book that is unpredictable and full of fun characters.
Meghan in Esopus