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The Replacement

Yovanoff, Brenna (Book - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Replacement


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Sixteen-year-old Mackie Doyle knows that he replaced a human child when he was just an infant, and when a friend's sister disappears he goes against his family's and town's deliberate denial of the problem to confront the beings that dwell under the town, tampering with human lives.
Authors: Yovanoff, Brenna
Title: The replacement
Publisher: New York :, Razorbill,, c2010.
Characteristics: 343 p. ;,22 cm.
Summary: Sixteen-year-old Mackie Doyle knows that he replaced a human child when he was just an infant, and when a friend's sister disappears he goes against his family's and town's deliberate denial of the problem to confront the beings that dwell under the town, tampering with human lives.
Local Note: 1
ISBN: 9781595143372
1595143378
Branch Call Number: YA YOV
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Report This Aug 13, 2013
  • tocch101 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

An interesting story that ties in to so many different mythologies. The characters were interesting and believable with great characteristics and motivations. A great read.

Report This Nov 24, 2012
  • beautylovetruth rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed this book, particularly in the fast-paced portions. I felt very connected to Mackie and his plight of being different... very different. He was aware of his circumstances and he allowed that to stop him from doing "normal" things. The plot twists and turns into an interesting mix of fantasy and coming of age. It was a fun read and it would be perfect for teens today.

this book was really good and i found the plot to be awsome and original.

Report This Jul 25, 2012
  • ARTard rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Well, I didn't really know what to expect when reading this book but I have to say that it was good. I found the whole baby-snatching thing a pretty awesome plot twist in this (dare I say it) 'coming of age' sort of story. I found there were a couple slow bits and a couple cool fast paced bits that I did enjoy. I don't really know what I think of the book overall. It's an amazing idea, the characters were cool and funny and interesting. It was well written that's for sure. I can see why it's so popular.

Report This Jun 11, 2012
  • lokiboo262 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is amazing it's the perfect blend of a simple teenage " not fitting in" clause with an extra added kick of replacements

Report This Jun 09, 2012
  • ssollie rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I loved this book. Made me skip doing other things so that I could finish it. Loved how conflicted and complicated Mackie was and loved all of his friends. A different world populated by characters with the same issues we all have. I've got her next book on hold, let's see if she can do original twice in a row.

Report This Apr 01, 2012
  • hardkorelish rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book was surprisingly great. I wanted to read it about a year ago when I saw it in the book store but it got pushed off for a while. I'm really glad I finally got a chance to power through this. If you're a fan of the supernatural genre you will be as pleasantly surprised as I was with something completely different than anything else out there. I also loved reading frmo a male perspective.

Report This Sep 21, 2011
  • libtechlady rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I was fascinated by the cover and wanted to know what the story was about. I found the book to stilting and slow - a really good premise and excellent characters but a little boring.

Report This Aug 13, 2011
  • cass615 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Just finished reading The Replacement. It has a really good storyline and is really really creepy and very descriptive. There are some curse words and the narration seemed choppy but it was a good read.

Report This Jun 09, 2011
  • kat5984 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Was drawn in by the odd cover, and enjoyed every page after it. Would recommend for anyone who enjoys the fantasy genre and wants an easy entertaining read.

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Report This Jun 11, 2012
  • lokiboo262 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

lokiboo262 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 15

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Report This Jun 11, 2012
  • lokiboo262 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The protagonist Mackie Doyle is aware of his differences his parents are aware of his differences and the people who he closely resembles in comosition know that he is very special and they want him. Using his ownself-preservatino techniques against him they use Mr.Doyle for their private agenda. Mackie knows that he is wrong and attempts to right his wrong doings by helping his crush by doing the one thing that he can do- saving her sister.

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Report This Oct 13, 2010
  • couges rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Drops the F bomb about a dozen times and various other profane words.

Report This Oct 13, 2010
  • couges rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Violence: General Gore.

Report This Oct 13, 2010
  • couges rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Pretty liberal and suggestive.

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