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.
About the Author
Brenna Yovanoff is a debut author who has published in various journals. She lives in Denver, Colorado.
- Reading level: Young Adult
- Hardcover: 352 pages
- Publisher: Razorbill (September 21, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1595143378
- ISBN-13: 978-1595143372
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This story really defines creepiness and how a seemly normal community has an literally underground magical problem. Mackie is a replacement child in which the fairy (the author doesn’t specifically use that term) switch out a human baby for one of theirs, one mostly likely to die. I feel in love with Mackie and how his family loves him even though he is not really theirs. His sister Emma states that she decided to care for him by saying “I choose to care for you” and I am paraphrasing here. I really hope that this will be made into a series since I am still thinking about the characters. You will probably love this one if you enjoy Holly Black.