Charlie had been living in the basement as punishment for so long he had a hard time remembering food, bed, outdoors in daylight. Then late one night after his parents were in bed, the only time he was allowed out, he slipped outside to relieve himself and was locked out.
He wakes up in the hospital and as if he dropped there from outer space that part of his life is over.
The spider father looms large and maroon, always threatening. The boy never experienced Halloween, Christmas, never went to school and once he is ready to leave the hospital he discovers he is terrified of outdoors.
Cheer Charlie along his way to recovery as you read.