Friday, March 4, 2011
“The Replacement” by Brenna Yovanoff
It isn’t her brother.
IT’S ME.” -the back of “The Replacement”
I got interested in this book because it’s part of Penguin’s “Breathless Reads” campaign, which I came across because of my love for “Matched” by Ally Condie (which is also, obviously, part of the campaign). I saw it on the list, so I looked it up and added it to my TBR list, and got it from the library a couple of days ago. I’m glad I did get interested in this book, because it I did like the story! It was very interesting, the whole ‘creature’ being swapped for a baby every 7 years in the town of Gentry. It was a really creepy spooky story. The problems I had with it, is the story was really kind of complicated to the point of being quite confusing sometimes. Other then that it was enjoyable (in a really really creepy kinda way). I also enjoyed reading of Mackie’s rather dysfunctional family (not in a humorous kind of dysfunctional, just that), and thought his mother’s relationship with the replacements and his father’s seeming ignorance towards Mackie, then there’s Emma, who was cool. I give it 4 stars. Also, the cover is pretty cool, and if I’d seen it without knowing anything else about the book, that probably would’ve intrigued me enough to pick it up and read it- I love awesome covers.
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