by Lana Krumwiede


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ISBN-13: 9780763659370
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 10/09/2012
Series: Psi Chronicles Series , #1
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.72(w) x 7.92(h) x 1.08(d)
Lexile: HL600L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Lana Krumwiede is a debut novelist with many short stories, articles, and poems to her credit. She lives in Richmond, Virginia.

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Memorable characters; a smooth, suspenseful plotline; and a fascinating premise make this debut a worthy addition to the genre. Give it to kids who are a little too young for Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games.
—School Library Journal

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Freakling 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bought it for my 9 year old. His 11 year old sister stayed up all night to finish it! She used her new found PSI to get up for school the next day!
Ann0 More than 1 year ago
Fantastic story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was awesome ! I really felt what taemon was thinking and feeling!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Freakling is a fast paced novel that tells the story of young Taemon, whose rivalry with his power hungry older brother, Yens, results in him losing his ability known as psi.  In this incredibly imaginative world that Krumwiede has created psi enables individuals in this seemingly utopian society, to manipulate objects with their minds.  Thus they are incredibly dependent on this ability and if a person does not posses it they are immediately exiled. But when Taemon loses his ability to wield psi, rather than give up and go to the “dud farm” he comes up with innovative solutions to appear like he still posses psi.  For a time this plan does work.  In spite of his best efforts though Taemon’s secret is eventually revealed and he is promptly shipped off to live in the powerless colonies.  What is so bad about this dud farm?  People actually have to work with their hands!  It’s a psi user’s worst nightmare. Nevertheless, Taemon makes the best of the situation – as he always does – and builds a new life in the powerless colony.  Just when he is settling in though, Taemon gets wind that there is trouble brewing back in the psi city and his brother is right in the middle of it.  Thus in order to protect his family, save his home, and prevent a war Taemon and his new friend Amma return to the city to confront the corrupt individuals who would use psi for their own selfish gains. Freakling takes readers on a non-stop roller coaster ride.  I don’t think Taemon ever has a dull moment since he sits down to his family dinner on page 1!  Readers will definitely find it easy to submerge themselves into the world Krumwiede has created.  It’s filled to brim with futuristic gadgets, hover crafts, a cool sport called psi ball, and more.  But in addition, to all this eye candy the novel has a lot of meaningful themes such as pride, loyalty, and self-sacrifice that add more depth to Taemon’s story as well.  Furthermore, Taemon’s character embodies a lot of noble qualities and young readers will certainly identify with this protagonist’s struggle to remain true to himself despite the expectations and pressures both his family and society place upon him. The earth-shattering events that Freakling leaves off on, certainly paves the way for the next (and undoubtedly exciting) installment in the PSI Chronicles, Archon, which has just been released this past fall!  Check it out!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Plz help me i read the free prieview cuz i didnt know the actual book already came out and i became in love with it and the ending had me hanging on my seat. I want to buy the actual book but i just think it is to expensive. So plz someone tell me what happens. Thank u so much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Took maybe a day to read, and I'm a slow reader. Never a dull moment!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was actually one of the best books ive ever read and i never wanted to put the book down. This book i recomend to all readers young and old. I met the author at my school and shes a really nice person and also has a lot of experience. Its a must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The ending was horrible it was rushed and ended abruptly.
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