I have been doing the 100 Word Reviews for a while now, and only a few of my friends know about them. But Jay has been following right along. We both tend to read at a steady pace, but not the same books. I was so excited when Jay told me he had written a few 100 Word Reviews of his own! And I’m even more thrilled that he will let me post some. This one is not from Olivia, but from Jay. Enjoy!
This modern take on changeling folklore pitted young Mackie against an industrial town, complete with consecrated cemeteries he can’t set foot on, sickening iron, and suspicious looks. As children are taken from their beds, the things left in their place die off… and Mackie tries to keep from being signaled out as a culprit. But when his sister makes a pact to help her sick brother, Mackie is forced to aid the strange folk who live under the scrap mound.
Though the book started off slow, once it got into the swing of things The Replacement became an interesting read.
Learn More: The Replacement
Author: Brenna Yovanoff
Publishing info: September 21st 2010 by Razorbill/Penguin Group; ISBN 1595143378
Age Range: Recommended for ages 14+, but your mileage may vary! Minimal swearing, moderate violence, alcohol use and moderate sexual situations.
Jay’s Rating: 3.5 out of 5 smiley pumpkins
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