This book by John Wyndham, The Chrysalids, is actually very old, and I wouldn't be surprised if it was what started the trend for kids having superpowers. It's a mixture of God beliefs in obtuse fools with children imagination and fun. David Strorm meets a girl his age on the playground one day when he is ten, and they quickly bond, just auguring and not caring about who they are. David doesn't even really care when he finds out Sophie is a blasphemy; something that apparently isn't in the shape of a man who God created. Do you believe in God? I do, and what I believe he'd want is for everyone to be happy and for everything to be fair to each person, black or white, boy or girl, six toes or five. David's parents…well, father, Joseph Strorm, is very picky about this blasphemy thing, I theorize trying his best to take over all of Waknuk completely. You know, sometimes the most evil people in a movie aren't the super villains, or the hot chick or guy that's cheating on you, or even a giant indestructible zombie, but just regular people with wrong beliefs, like Umbridge in Harry Potter, school bullies or the nuns in Philomena. This Joseph will want to do everything possible to have something that he believes God doesn't allow to be eliminated, including children. He takes any remark about not being grateful for the body, like a remark about having another hand, with an outrage. When the kids of the Strorms, including David, Rosalind, and a newborn sister (six years after David found out about Sophie), they find out they have a special telepathy ability, and they decide to go exploring and run away from home before the people of the Waknuk community throw them in jail.
This book takes a little bit of time to start, and by the end, I was wishing more detail was put into the new place, but by that end, it will feel like you saw a caged Iranian or somebody get together all hi friends, smuggle themselves out of the country, and hike with just your instincts to a new land where nobody cares about difference. You may like it, you may love it, you may hate it, but keep in mind the books that are boring are generally from around 1955, when this book originated. When it comes to stories that were published at that time, The Chrysalids rules.