Thursday, September 27, 2012

Two New Customer Reviews of The Replacement

The Replacement
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 Branch TeensRead 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

Have you read this one? What did you think? Did you find this review helpful?

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