Larwood, Kieran. Freaks. New York: Chicken House/Scholastic, 2013.
In Victorian London, children have been mysteriously disappearing. Sheba and the other freaks of Plimpscuttle's Peculiar decide to take matters into their own hands and save the missing children before it's too late. Writing from Sheba's perspective Kieran Larwood's descriptive style shows the sights, sounds, and smells of Victorian London. A few portraits at the end of the book, created by the author, show how the cast of characters look. I truly enjoyed this book and recommend it to anyone. For those who like to see misfits band together to do good or enjoy a mystery or adventure, Freaks is a very good read. Age range to which this book would appeal: 10 to 25.
Reviewer: Alissa Zapiecki