Release Date: June 4, 2013
Book blurb: This is the story about a boy and his struggles to become not just a man, but a replacement for his older brother Buddy who died in infancy. The Replacement Son.
Review: We get to see many historical events unfold with the American South as backdrop, which adds authenticity to the story. The language, too, works in the story's favor. It's excellent.
Unfortunately, I didn't feel much for the characters. I just couldn't connect with them. The protagonist, Harry, is just..blah. No wonder, perhaps, when the shadow of his brother Buddy keeps overshadowing him. I found myself wondering what would have happened had Buddy not died.... Still, this is an interesting read, if nothing else for the historical events in it.
Rating: 3 bookshelves out of 5.
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