This is Cirque Du Freak: A Living Nightmare...By: Darren Shan. This book contains thrilling and exciting passages which leaves you hungry for more when you close the cover. The story is set in a town, an old library, a school, the hospital, Steve's house & Darren's house. During day & night for two weeks. As the main character Darren Shan is the protagonist. While overtime his best friend Steve Leonard becomes the antagonist because of not being able to become a vampire. The two conflicts are that Steve turns his back on Darren and will probably never change from that, and After becoming the new person he thinks he is, Darren won’t do something that'll keep him alive, because he thinks it will change him from being human emotionally. Darren had to fake death. The turning point in the book would be when Darren does something that will change his life forever. I love this book and probably buy the whole series because of how wonderful the storyline went.