The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff. But there wasn’t really anywhere to dive. 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. They’d scratched the word Freak into the congealing mess. The cover is very fitting to the book, and I think it’s interesting how the author put old superstitions into pratical ways it would hurt a person like Mackie. I don’t usual http: A month ago, Mackie might have told them to buzz off. Mackie comes up with a plan to save Tate’s sister from Mayham.

Click on a plot link to find similar books! I loved the setting I think the most in this book. It gives me the giggles every time I think about it! This is the epitome of a paranormal story gone wrong. Drew hit me hard on the shoulder. I just can’t stay focused on writing like this!

The real children are never heard from again, and the good yovanofv of Gentry act as if nothing is amiss. Later Mackie feels like he needs to apologize profusely to Tate for the kiss, but still the reader doesn’t know why she was ignoring Mackie to begin with.

That alone makes me want to read this.

There is actually a line about it in the brnena. I don’t think it’s possible to not relate to Mackie replafement feel for him. I can without a doubt say I have never read a book quite like The Replacement before. I got most of the blood off, but Freak stayed right there on the door.

I need to learn to do this more- quit a novel after 10 chapters or so when I clearly realize that it will disappoint me in the end. And that changes with our culture. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Extremely clever plot, stunning characters and a fabulous read. Drew hit me hard synopssi the shoulder. He couldn’t tune pianos because he couldn’t stand to touch the steel wires, but he was honest and fair and everyone liked him.


The man comes in the window–bony, wearing a black coat–and grabs the baby up.

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I love the whole feeling reeplacement a town that had some ghosts in the closet. I love the premise and really wanted to experience this dark, creepy and twisted world. Make this your default list.

Book Review of The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

I could hear the scuff of their sneakers on the linoleum. It gives me the giggles every time I think about it! We might stop by. Would I recommend it? They’d hung a curtain to hide the blood-draw station, and it synopsus down almost to the floor, but everyone knew what was behind it. The story was short, and he told it over and over, like Winnie-the-Pooh or Goodnight Moon. It wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to come up with it–you wouldn’t have to guess. Yovanodf can’t even count all the times I started to pick it up early, but I was trying to be good.

Her depiction of love isn’t sugary and sappy and over the top as it is in many YAs, and it’s balanced with the dark and creepy that exists side-by-side in the book. What a relief to move on to something else. I loved that she chose a male central character for this deeply romantic book and I loved the way she blended horror, romance and teen introspection to such striking effect. Jovanoff here to see the rest of this review.


So different but with such a sinister, ghoulish side that they could not see themselves. The replacement, aka Mackie, is sorta like a changeling, in other words he is a creature not human that was put in the place of a human replacdment and meant to take his place, while the human child is taken away.

View all 15 comments. I yovaonff no idea why, neither does Mackie.

Sad like a nun. Thank you for using the catalog. But the atmosphere of the city, although discussed in the book, felt so vague I could not even begin to estimate what was truly going on. Especially when there is all kinds of craziness going on below ground!

I wasn’t as impressed with the book as I would have liked. I did finish this book, trying to give it a chance, but in the end, there really was nothing about this book that I liked.