Greg Van Eekhout’s 2021 Weird Kid is a stand-alone middle school science fiction novel.
Jake Wind is a student at Cedar Creek View’s1 middle school. It’s his first day at middle school and it is going to be stressful. This is true for most of the new kids there but it’s extra-super-true for him. Like most kids his age, he’s experiencing unfamiliar physical changes. Unlike most kids, he is subject to transformations that are both rapid and extreme. Jake, you see, is a shape-shifting space monster from beyond the stars2!
Inadvertent shape-shifting aside, however, Jake is just a kid so it’s off to school for him.