Reading/Interest Level: Intermediate, Young Adult
Author: Lana Krumwiede
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Taemon is a boy with incredible powers. In fact, everyone in his city grows up with psi: the ability to move objects with their minds. Everything is great, until one day, Taemon suffers an accident that traumatizes him to the point of losing his psi. When it is discovered that he no longer has psi, he is exiled to a colony where no one has psi and everyone works with their hands. It takes some getting used to, but Taemon begins to enjoy his stay and is impressed by the kindness of the "powerless" people. But soon, Taemon accidentally leaks some information back to his city that could put not only the colony in danger, but everyone that Taemon cares about. He must find the courage to face his city and set things right.
It is easy to quickly get caught up in Krumwiede's writing. Krumwiede's writing is simple yet captivating. Her characters are very believable and readers will find it very easy to relate to them. Freakling is an easy read that will keep you on the edge of your seat wondering what will happen next.