ABOUT SUPER FREAK:
Super Freak by Vanessa Barger
Publication Date: October 13, 2015
Publisher: Tantrum Books
Genre: MG, Fantasy
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, with someone without a magical bone in her body, this daughter of tree sprites feels like even more of an outcast than she has ever 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 does not belong. Determined to prove herself, Caroline uncovers a plot to destroy her new hometown.
Undeterred, Caroline can’t give up. 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 superfreak.
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“Diana, you’re my hero,” I said.
She stopped and pretended to flex a muscle, flashing a strained smile. “I know.” Taking a few more steps, the beam of light revealed a round iron grate that had been moved to the side. A set of rough stone steps, mossy and damp, marched down into the darkness. “Ah. This is it.”
“You guys do this often?” Kevin asked.
“Only on the slow days,” I replied.
I thought I heard a choked snort, but he might have just coughed.
We filed into the hole, Leo in the lead with the flashlight, hands fisted in each other’s shirts like some kind of weird caterpillar. My free hand grazed the wall and I yelped, the feeling of squishy earth and something that crawled made me shiver. Kevin was behind me and laughed. “You storm into the lair of a kidnapper without a qualm and scream at a little slime?”
“It wasn’t a scream. More like a squeak.”
Diana shushed us from behind me, her hands twisting into the back of my shirt.
I’m not sure how long we were really in there, but it felt like forever. Sweat beaded on my upper lip as we shuffled through, and I tried not to feel like we were being buried alive. Tight spaces had never bothered me before, but I wasn’t prepared for this. Or the horrible images my mind kept conjuring of what lay in wait at the other end.
What we got wasn’t quite what we expected.
ABOUT VANESSA BARGER
Vanessa Barger was born in West Virginia, and through several moves ended up spending the majority of her life in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She is a graduate of George Mason University and Old Dominion University, and has degrees in Graphic Design, a minor in Medieval and Renaissance Literature, and a Masters in Technology Education. She has had articles published in Altered Arts Magazine, has had some artwork displayed in galleries in Ohio and online, and currently teaches engineering, practical physics, drafting and other technological things to high school students in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. She is a member of the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators), the Virginia Writer’s Club, and the Hampton Roads Writers. When not writing or teaching, she’s a bookaholic, movie fanatic, and loves to travel. She is married to a fabulous man, and has one cat, who believes Vanessa lives only to open cat food cans, and can often be found baking when she should be editing.
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