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The replacement
Brenna Yovanoff
Teen Fiction YOVANOF

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Many high school students feel like outsiders, but in this dark fantasy Mackie Doyle has better reason than most to be alienated. Mackie is a changeling, a fairy child exchanged for a stolen human baby. Everyone knows it, though no one will acknowledge it, for fear of upsetting a deal the town made long ago. What, after all, is one baby taken every seven years, in exchange for continued economic prosperity? "Everyone else's unemployment skyrockets, and their tech plants go bankrupt and their dairy farms fail, but not ours," says Mackie's sister, Emma, one of the few who will acknowledge the town's secrets. Mackie, however-sickened by iron, terrified that his neighbors will turn on him-has paid a terrible price, as has Tate Stewart, who is traumatized by the loss of her baby sister, the latest stolen child. Eventually, the two teenagers join forces in an attempt to overturn the town's intolerable status quo. Debut novelist Yovanoff offers well-developed characters, a fascinating take on the Fairy Court, and an exciting story line. Combined with wicked cover art, this book has the makings of a success. Ages 12-up. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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main characters Mackie Doyle
Male
Age: 16
Changeling
Was swapped by fairies for the Doyle's real son; has severe allergies to iron and other metals; unable to set foot on consecrated ground; becomes ill around blood; realizes he is dying in the human world; determined to rescue his friend's abducted baby sister.
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