Brenna Yovanoff. I had walked past this book several times in the library because I thought the cover looked scary.
I don't do scary.
I can't watch scary things. I don't like talking about scary things, especially realistic scary things, like axe murderers, and alien abductions (I know it's debatable, but come on, can we really be the only people in the universe?)
Do you remember the movie The Blair Witch Project? Yeah, I watched that movie with a blanket over my head and was totally freaked out by just listening to the sounds.
Regardless of my fear of all things scary, I checked out the audio book of The Replacement from my local library. Even though this book has a supernatural element, it reminded me a lot of my high school days (without the creepy things living under ground). And it wasn't that scary. I mean, it's scary, but it was at a level that I could handle. The narrator was excellent.
Amazon describes The Replacement as:
"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."
If you're looking for a well written, character-driven, spooky story, I highly recommend The Replacement.