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Freakling by Lana Krumwiede
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Oct 02, 2012

liked it
bookshelves: science-fiction, fantasy, young-adult
read count: 1

I won an advance copy of Freakling through a Goodreads giveaway.

I won't summarize the novel, since the blurb above does quite a good job of that.

Freakling is a solid dystopian novel that I would recommend for middle school age and younger. The writing is straightforward and the characters are decently developed considering the small amount of time given to character as opposed to plot development. My biggest complaint about Freakling is the relatively simplistic descriptions of the issues between the Psi users and the non gifted. The people in the city were shown as being so dependent on their telekinetic powers that that could not even conceive of how one would eat a meal without it. I had trouble believing that this kind of total dependence would develop naturally. Despite minor issues, the book was entertaining and moved quickly. I think that if I had read it as a child I would have found it compelling and original.

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