Naked Mole Rat Saves the World by Karen Rivers

Reviewed by Jane Oliver-Purton (Library Staff)

Kit, (with a small “k”) is navigating middle school with a REALLY STRANGE secret: When she’s stressed, she turns into a naked mole rat (yes, there’s such a thing, look it up!)

It first happened after kit watched her best friend, Clem, fall and get hurt during an acrobatic performance on TV. Since then, the transformations keep happening – whether kit wants them to or not, and she can’t tell Clem about it, because after the fall, Clem hasn’t been herself. She’s sad, and mad, and gloomy, and keeping a secret of her own: the real reason she fell.

A year after the accident, kit and Clem still haven’t figured out how to deal with all the ways they have transformed – both inside and out. When their secrets come between them, kit realizes she has to save the day, but she doesn’t believe she can be that kind of hero. Turning into a naked mole rat isn’t really a superpower…or is it?

Located in Children’s Fiction (J FIC RIVERS)

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