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Content Review: The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

Review by: Abigaile 

Intended Audience:  Amazon- 12 and up           Age of Main Character: 16-17

Mackie Doyle is not one of us. Though he lives in the small town of Gentry, he comes from a world of tunnels and black murky water, a world of living dead girls ruled by a little tattooed princess. He is a ReplacementÑleft in the crib of a human baby sixteen years ago. Now, because of fatal allergies to iron, blood, and consecrated ground, Mackie is fighting to survive in the human world.

Mackie would give anything to live among us, to practice on his bass or spend time with his crush, Tate. But when TateÕs baby sister goes missing, Mackie is drawn irrevocably into the underworld of Gentry, known as Mayhem. He must face the dark creatures of the Slag Heaps and find his rightful place, in our world, or theirs.

Edward Scissorhands meets The Catcher in the Rye in this wildly imaginative and frighteningly beautiful horror novel about an unusual boy and his search for a place to belong.

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Other Notables:

Mackie and Roswell go to a party, they drink some beer, and kids around them are drinking as well.

Did I like this book?

Over all I thought this was a pretty decent book. The writing was fantastic! And even though the story line was ugly and creepy, I thought it all pulled together very nicely. I would have loved this book a lot more if it weren't for all the cursing. It was a major turn off. And just really unnecessary.  Blog Review
* I dissagree with Amazon I think this book should be read at age 16 and up!

Rating: 6 out of 10

Product Details
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Razorbill (September 21, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1595143378
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595143372
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds