by Brenna Yovanoff [YA Yovanoff]
Normal is not a
familiar word for Mackie to live by. He has never been that way and has always
had to hide who he really is. Only his family and best friend know what he truly
is. I enjoyed this book and came across it as one of the books for the Gere
Book Group. I felt that the story was well crafted. I would recommend this
title because it looks into some common teen issues about trying to fit in and
have fun with others. The book does seem slow at time, but it is offset through
action and the climax of the story. One of the biggest appeals of this book is
how it makes you think about the world around you, and how others generally
react to issues that occur. This book is a good read for almost anyone and
especially young adults looking for something to read. -- review submitted by Alex A. - a customer of the Gere Branch Library
In a town of strange occurances and dark strangers, where people lie to
themselves to retain a balance of normalcy, there is Mackie. He longs to belong
but when you suffer just from being near iron and and you can't go near the
consecrated church and cemetery ground it can make things difficult. He knows
he's different and must lie to everyone, including himself, just to seem human.
Dark, mysterious, strange, all words to describe this interesting and fun book.
The characters are relatable and flawed, some dark and kinky. The town of Gentry
is a character in and of itself. For me, the main character Mackie was the most
relatable to me, and I could understand his longing just to have a normal,
easy-going conversation. But if I had to pick my favorite, I would have to
choose Morrigan, who is so darkly cute and kind and odd, you can't help but like
her. -- review submitted by Wyatt P. - a customer of the Gere Branch Library
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