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This is on one level scary about a child psychopath named Samantha and a “recovering” psychopath Carl who is an adult. Reading about both they seem like sociopaths as well.

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Samantha is 11 and has been institutionalized since age 6. One level it reads the typical “do not adopt” horror movie. Yet its real. I am amazed and scared a presxhooler would have the knowledge and attention span to plot revenge by peeing on another stuudent the following day after a fight. Also knowing about strangling.

Carl is someone who needs to be locked up. Reading about him he seems a step away from possibly killing someone. A short trigger for violence and using his business of a funeral home to help him deal with his psychosis.

One thing that cntradicts what I was told in college in a psychology class was that psychopaths and sociopaths lack imagination and that’s a root cause of them being pscyhopaths and sociopaths. This was late 80s. Yet the article says Samantha is highly imaginative. Was my teacher just wrong or was that the thinking in the 80s.

Is it cruel to not want Samantha never to leave the facility? If Carl is considered “cured” I don’t want to take a chance.