Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Freaks Like Us by Susan Vaught*****

Freaks Like Us is about Jason, a boy in a messed up life. He is an "alphabet", a kid with a mental disorder. He knows this, and has his little group of alphabets. When his mute friend, Sunshine, disappears, Jason knows he has to find her. But when the FBI thinks that he killed/abducted Sunshine, he tries to hold his own search. When Jason finds her locket in one of their special spots, everybody thinks he took her. Can he find Sunshine? Can he prove he's innocent? And can he escape being an alphabet?

I think this story brings out the best or the worst in people. There are a lot of bullies that would beat up Jason and Drip (his other friend). It also shows how much Jason cares for Sunshine, and that he would do anything for her. I think this book should be read by anyone looking for a book full of emotion.