The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm

Nancy Farmer

Toby mentioned this in the midst of recent Pottermania as one of the YA sci-fi books he would suggest to Potterfiends at the children’s bookstore he worked at in Boston years back. Set in 2194 Zimbabwe, three overprotected children of a general sneak out for an adventure and get kidnapped. Their parents bring in a trio of detectives, each with a distinct mutation from exposure to nuclear waste (check out the title and take a guess). There are so many characters and other things about this book that are awesome.