Sunday, March 17, 2013

Freakling by Lana Krumwiede

In Taemon's world one only needs to think about something moving for it to do so. Everyone in his town has telekineses, which they call psi and it forms their whole world. Silverware is non existent because to eat, one only needs to visualize a piece of food flying into one's open mouth. However, Taemon's powers go farther than that. He can also let his mind wander anywhere, he can see the inside of his body, or a room far away. However, Taemon's father has warned Taemon not to use it, because that might make him different, and in this world, different is bad. However, when Taemon's older brother Yens gets power hungry, everything changes for Taemon. Freakling was a truly wonderful book. It started a little slowly, but the plot picked up quickly and, overall, I was very engaged while reading. I would recommend Freakling to boys or girls 11-14 and if you read Freakling and love it, try reading Above world by Jenn Reese or Running Out of Time by Margaret Peterson Haddix. Happy Reading, Little New Yorker!