The Replacement Book Summary and Study Guide

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Mackie Doyle lives in the small town of Gentry which has a dark history of too many children dying mysteriously. Mackie's earliest memory is of being carried through a window at night and left in a strange house. Unlike most replacements, Mackie did not die soon after someone switched him for a human child, but he lives a very restricted life, keenly aware of his outsider status. His reaction when someone scratches the word “freak” on his locker goes beyond the normal high school social paranoia. Proximity to blood or iron makes him feel ill, as does entering hallowed ground. Given his father's position as minister of the local Methodist church, the latter restriction can hardly go unnoticed by his neighbors.
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Best part of story, including ending: The story mixes a mood of horror with mundane teenage life in a small town.

Best scene in story: The scene where Mackie makes a deal with the Morrigan is deliciously creepy.

Opinion about the main character: Mackie is keenly aware of the ways in which he is different from his family and friends. He exists between a dark and magical world and a familiar human world in which he is an outsider.

The review of this Book prepared by J.A. Bowen a Level 2 American Robin scholar

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 30% Tone of book    -   sensitive (sigh....) Story involving clones/duplicates?    -   bad clones/duplicates Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Clones    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen


Earth setting:    -   current (early 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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