Replay

Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech's inspired novel tells the story of a boy who fantasizes about who he is in order to discover who he will become. Now with fresh and gorgeous new cover art, this touching tale has received many starred reviews, and was called a "warm, funny, philosophical novel" by Kirkus Reviews . With the backdrop of a large family and a theater as its frame, this is a story about twelve-year-old Leo, who has a talent for transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. That's why he's called "fog boy." He's always dreaming, always replaying things in his brain. As an actor in the school play, he is poised and ready for the curtain to open. But in the play that is his life, he is eager to discover what part will be his. With the universal theme of finding one's true identity, and set amid a loud, noisy, memorable family, Leo's story is one that all kids will relate to. And there's a full play at the end of the book that kids and teachers can perform!

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By Lolene (Hurricane, UT) · ★★★★★ · August 05, 2011
Sharon Creech has to be one of my all-time favorite authors. I have loved everything I've ever read that she wrote. This book was no exception. I've had it on my shelf to read forever...but I think I was put off by the cover. I mean, a FISH? I didn't want to read a book about fishing.

Well, guess... ...more
By Allison (Memphis, TN) · ★☆☆☆☆ · July 02, 2012
Leo is one of four kids trying to find his niche in life so that he stands out to his parents. He has an athletic sister, an athletic brother, and a musical brother, so he tries out for a play at school. When he finds his dad's childhood belongings in the attic, Leo starts tap dancing secretly,... ...more
By Jessica (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · April 28, 2014
Any opportunity is yours, you just have to recognizes that. Leonardo (or Leo for short) is a daydreaming boy who's wish is to be noticed by the world he lives in. However, that won't come easy as, no matter how hard he tries, the only things he does that goes noticed is his mistakes. But how is h... ...more
By Alyson (Acton, MA) · ★★★★☆ · November 28, 2008
One of the four Creech's we are reading in my 6th grade class. This is a good one to add to the mix because of the male protagonists. It's a shorter and easier read than her others that we have chosen, however, it skips between reality, daydreaming, and a class play quite a bit which isn't easy f... ...more
By Steve (Crestline, CA) · ★★★★☆ · January 05, 2013
I could probably give this book five stars, but have to maintain my composure and sense of professionalism enough to tell the truth: that this may be the worst book I have ever loved. It is sentimental, cliched, and, too often, predictable. But at the end I was in tears; not quite sobbing, but h... ...more
By Fatima (Conway, SC) · ★★★★☆ · October 29, 2012


Replay-Sharon creech
The main idea of the book replay by Sharon creech is that sardine ( Leo) is trying out for a play and his family picks on him about it. Then he finds some of his fathers things and everything gets interesting.
Replay is a book about a normal family. Sardine is the the third... ...more
By Daniel (Rushford, MN) · ★★★☆☆ · September 15, 2008
I enjoy reading children's books. I have a lot of respect for most Newbery Award-Winning authors. I love the theatre. This should all combine to high marks for Sharon Creech's Replay, but it doesn't.

Creech does an admirable job combining the elements, but she forgot to focus on what the book is a... ...more
By Charmie (Cebu, Philippines) · ★★★★☆ · October 27, 2012
this is an easy read. very good. it has movie potential. i have always loved books with children as the main characters, and this one is really awesome. it was written well and the author separated his reality from his daydreams by another paragraph with a divider which is an image of a fish. it'... ...more
By Ashley (Provo, UT) · ★★☆☆☆ · October 04, 2013
Leo is often forgotten in his family. He has many siblings and his parents are busy trying to make house payments and buy groceries. So he often imagines different circumstances for himself and, as a result, he is given the nick name fog boy. Leo finds an autobiography journal his father had writ... ...more
By Steve (Valley Village, CA) · ★★★★☆ · November 14, 2009
One of the most reliably, consistently talented writers for young people, this is another gem for Creech. Venturing far afield from her Kentucky settings of the past, Creech takes on an Italian extended family with no identified location. Leo, the next-to-youngest of four children, is a dreamer,... ...more