by Brodie, September 27, 2006 12:50 PM
Baby (her given name) is thirteen with no mother and a heroin-addicted father ? not a feel-good kind of storyline. Lullabies for Little Criminals is a humorous and nerve-racking story. I disliked every character in the novel at some point, but O'Neill made me care about these sad people, and want to find out if they could create decent lives. This is O'Neill's first novel, and to her credit, she wrote about unpleasant themes without pity; Baby is fragile, but with the will and smarts to survive.