Naked Mole Rat Saves the World by Karen Rivers

Reviewed by Jane Oliver-Purton (Library Staff)

Eleven-year-old kit was so tiny at birth that her mother deemed her “too small for capital letters.” Since that day she’s been told two things of importance: that diagnosed with alopecia (baldness) she actually “looks like a naked mole rat,” and her birth saved her mother, diagnosed with acute anxiety, because now kit can go out and do the things her mother is unable to leaver her home to do. Kit declares her name stands for “keep it together,” which she does, especially when her best friend, Clem, is hurt while performing on television with her acrobat family, and kit believes she turned into a naked mole rat to protect her friend. I’ll admit, this is a strange book, but the friendship between kit and Clem is strong, as it will need to be as they work through their friendship’s odd happenings.

Ages 10-12

Located in Children’s Fiction (J FIC RIVERS)

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