Rating: 3.5 stars
High school is hard enough when you’re normal. There’s peer pressure, book reports, the in crowd and the enormous zit that has a life of its own. Having a family whose skeletons in the closet lean toward the paranormal is not a topper on anyone’s list. Sophomore Kasey Maxwell is busy juggling the typical teen angst. Add visions, ghosts and hairy four-legged monsters into the mix and you get FREAKSVILLE. It’s a wonder Kasey has survived.
Every woman in the Maxwell family has the gift of sight. A talent sixteen-year-old Kasey would gladly give up. All she wants is a normal life. Shopping and talking about boys with her best friend and long-time sidekick Gillie Godshall consume her days. Until Kasey has a vision about Josh Johnstone, the foreign exchange student from England. The vision leads her into new waters, a lead in a play, a haunted theater…and into the arms of the Josh. Yet, both Kasey and Josh have secrets lurking in dark corners. Can Kasey’s new romance survive FREAKSVILLE?
Freaksville was a unique twist on Romeo and Juliet! I never would have thought to take the story where Kitty Keswick did, and it worked 100%! You had an awesome plot, well written characters, and great writing.
There were 2 issues I had with Freaksville. Freaksville is written through Kasey’s blog that is just open to the public. She posts about her sight and everything that happens, down to the little details. I found it hard to believe that anyone would post that much on their personal blog, and then the fact that people from her school knew about her blog. They all commented! It just made no sense to me. The other thing I wasn’t crazy about in Freaksville is Josh’s obsessive use of “love”, I think Kasey gets called love or some combo of Kasey love, more than her actual name! That is one of my biggest pet peeves in books. Girls are not dogs – please call them their names!
Those things aside, Freaksville was a really great book. I loved the characters. Gillie, Kasey’s best friend, was my favorite character. She was so sweet and bubbly all the time. Kasey was such a quirky character, and had such a lovely voice to narrate a story. Josh was a sweetheart, and I adored him. I loved all the British lingo he brought to the story!
The plot was really intriguing. Parts were rather predictable, but that made it all the better! The dialogue was really fast-paced, which was enjoyable. Freaksville has these really cool drawings throughout the book. Most people would think drawings are for children’s books, but I thouoght these really enhanced the plot.
I would abso-bloody-lutely recommend this one! It’s got a great storyline, snazzy pictures, and awesome characters. Oh and did I mention an awesome cover? I’d definately pick this one up!