It's only the beginning

The Paper Cowboy - Kristin Levine

" Mom alternated between curse words so bad I'd have my mouth washed out with soap if I said them, and prayers to the Virgin Mary."

 

"We finally got to the hospital and Mary Lou  was put on a stretcher and someone picked up a corner of the blanket but her skin came off too, so they put her back down, and she was wheeled away, my mom rushing after her."

 

" I said so many Hail Marys, it seems like those were the only words left in the whole world." 

 

I'm only on page 19, why did I start this novel just before going to bed? I've got chills to say the least, sleep is not coming soon.