Freakling is a middle-grade novel written by Lana Krumwiede. It features a young boy protagonist, Taemon, and his journey of power. Note: This review contains spoilers What struck me as different about this middle-grade novel is how well Krumwiede presents the alternate world. At no point did I feel that she relied on an info dump in order to convey how it is different. Within the first chapter, there’s a clear history to where the world exists now and where the protagonist Taemon fits within that history. The language of the world, what it looks like, and how the characters live came very organically. The most important theme throughout deals with power. There’s power in terms of magical abilities in the form of Psi,…