The Latchkey Kids
by Vivian Munoch
Five kids, twelve and thirteen years old, on their own after school, each faces their own struggle. A broken home, illness, crushes, bullying, depression, absent parents, suicidal thoughts, broken friendships, and fears of being only a kid and home alone. There is also the strange noises in the basement. Something is down there. There, they will fight for their lives, where the monsters nest.