Thirteen-year-old Caroline is a freak. Her parents have uprooted her to a town full of Supernaturals. You'd think she'd be thrilled. But, to someone without a magical bone in her body, this daughter of tree sprites feels even more like an outcast than she ever has before. To make matters worse, her new home is cursed. But when Caroline takes to investigating the mysterious and strange happenings of Harridan House, her BFF goes missing. Seems someone doesn't want Caroline sticking her non-magical nose where it most certainly doesn't belong. Determined to prove herself, Caroline uncovers a plot to destroy her new hometown. But what's a human without magical powers to do? Caroline better figure it out fast, before she loses everything she has ever loved and the whispers she's heard all her life prove true: "Caroline is a useless super-freak."
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||9 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Vanessa Barger is a high school teacher of engineering, practical physics, drafting, and other technological things. She has had articles published in Altered Arts Magazine, has had some artwork displayed in galleries in Ohio and online, and is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the Virginia Writer’s Club. She is the author of A Whispered Darkness. She lives in Newport News, Virginia.
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Super Freak based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Someone mentioned this being a mash up of Nancy Drew meets the Munsters--and it is! Tight pacing, fresh concept, and it's suspenseful. The characters are realistic, and I just wanted to jump into this book and join the adventure with Caroline and her friends. Had me guessing the whole way through. A clever, fun-filled MG mystery that takes place in a land where everyone has supernatural powers. Everyone except 12 year old Caroline, who has to figure out the mystery of the old house they've moved into. Thankfully, she has friends who help her, but it's going to take more than magic to figure out the ancient curse and her family's role in it.
Wow! This book! I totally devoured it! That it ended so quick actually saddens me. I really enjoyed the world and the characters. It was light hearted and really fun. Super Freak is about Caroline. She is the normal daughter of two Dryad parents. And I mean normal. She has absolutely no magic in her at all. This is extremely rare as almost everyone has some sort of magic inside of them to some degree. It has been that way ever since 1978 when Pandora's Box was found. It turned out that Pandora's Box didn't hold what everyone though, it actually held all the worlds magic. At the beginning of this story Caroline and her family are just moving to a new town. Her father is a historian and they have moved around a lot. However, if what her parents say is true, this will be the last time. They move into a spectacularly spooky house with a lot of character that no one has lived in for a long time. The town is very dense with supernatural and other paranormal creatures, giving Caroline very little hope that there will be many that are like her. Or at least a few around that have very little magic. On her first day of school, Caroline meets a couple of other kids. Most notable there is Diana who is a Dhampir (half vampire half human) and two vampire twin boys: Kevin and Leo. She also learns that her house is cursed and that no one lives there very long. That they tend to disappear. Caroline, being who she is, loves puzzles and mysteries and sets out to solve the riddle of the curse. Everyone except for her friends is against her solving it, which only makes her want to find the answer more. So as I said in the beginning, this book is fantastic. I absolutely loved it. The story just flew by! I really enjoyed the mystery and the intrigue. It was all very well done. I also loved how the world was explained and how being a paranormal entity is the norm and being someone without any magic is actually what makes you weird and not fit in. Very opposite of how stories are usually told. I really can't say that there was anything that I didn't like about this book. I highly recommend it! It is a wonderful middle grade mystery! This review is based on an eARC provided by chapterxchapter in exchange for a fair and honest review. Find more of my reviews here: http://readingwithcupcakes.blogspot.com/