Taemon has always known he’s a bit different. But in the walled city of Deliverance, where everyone possesses a form of telekinesis known as psi, being different is dangerous. Being different can get you labeled a freakling. Or worse, see you banished to the Powerless Colony, where even the simplest tasks, like getting dressed or turning on the lights, must be done by hand.
Taemon has learned to blend in, to pretend he’s just like everyone else in Deliverance. To pretend that he can’t send his mind wandering into objects and see exactly how they work. But Taemon’s brother, Yens, suspects the truth, and he’ll stop at nothing - even murder - to expose Taemon’s secret.
In this thrilling dystopian novel from newcomer Lana Krumwiede, Taemon must choose between accepting his life among the freaklings or fighting for the destiny he’s never wanted - and all that comes with it.
Would you listen to Freakling again? Why?
Absolutely. I loved it, but listening with my son was a precious treat he begged me again and again to listen to just 15 more minutes. I relented again and again and was soon halfway through the book.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Taemon was definitely one of the best characters and his best friend Moke who isn't very talented but manages to show Taemon how to live without Psi
What does Nick Podehl bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Nick's accents and personality bring the story to life well. He does a great job narrating for young readers.
Any additional comments?
My son loved this book and tried again and again to move things with his mind. Looking for more stories from this author.