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Ungifted

Korman, Gordon (Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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Due to an administrative mix-up, troublemaker Donovan Curtis is sent to the Academy of Scholastic Distinction, a special program for gifted and talented students, after pulling a major prank at middle school.
Authors: Korman, Gordon
Title: Ungifted
Publisher: New York : Balzer + Bray, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 280 p. ;,22 cm
Summary: Due to an administrative mix-up, troublemaker Donovan Curtis is sent to the Academy of Scholastic Distinction, a special program for gifted and talented students, after pulling a major prank at middle school.
ISBN: 0061742686
9780061742682
006174266X
9780061742668
Statement of Responsibility: Gordon Korman
Subject Headings: Robotics Fiction Robots Fiction Gifted children Fiction Schools Fiction Middle schools Fiction Conduct of life Behavior Fiction Humorous stories
Topical Term: Robotics
Robots
Gifted children
Schools
Middle schools
Conduct of life
Behavior
Humorous stories
LCCN: 2012008408
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A titanic accident mistakenly lands the impulsive, mediocre and definitely ungifted prankster Donovan Curtis in the Academy of Scholastic Distinction, where he just might prove to possess some useful gifts after all.


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Oct 24, 2014
  • Cynthia_N rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Great book with a great message! Donovan struggles in school and has become a prankster to get attention. A prank go wrong and some odd circumstances have him attending a school for academically gifted children where he realizes he has his own gifts!

"Expecting to be expelled after his latest prank goes spectacularly (and very expensively) wrong, eighth-grader Donovan Curtis is instead admitted -- by mistake -- to the Academy of Scholastic Distinction, a special school for gifted and talented students. But Donovan isn't telling anyone about the administrative error; he's just going to keep his head down and hide out among the brainy kids. Or at least, that's the plan... Donovan's experience as a sort of stowaway at ASD is one that fans of funny, character-driven, feel-good stories will love reading about." Kids' Books September 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/92276712-a213-4830-9624-521bd48b6675?postId=2ab03d3a-8acd-4faf-a27b-d8e1bac4d525

Aug 11, 2014
  • MoonRiver5301 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

this book was really good. one of my favorite Korman books so far

This book was really good even though the some words are a little hard.

Jul 02, 2014
  • Simerjit11 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Ungifted is a pretty good book which includes a little suspense combined with laughter. I liked the middle part where the main character Donavan was voted by his class to most likely to end up in jail that gave me the laughs.
-great book

it is a long book but it is really interesting. once you start reading it is hard to get your head out of it

Sep 05, 2013
  • Book_Owl rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great book for Gifted kids; adds a whole new layer of perspective.

Jun 18, 2013
  • msfought rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

It's a great book for people that are into robotics but also enjoy humor.

Jun 14, 2013
  • JewelMcLatchy rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This reminds me of some of the "classic" Gordon Korman books I read when I was a pre-teen/teen. I think he really nailed it with the characters, dialogue, comedic timing for several passages. All-around great story and characters. Includes both funny and serious/poignant sections in a nice balance.

Apr 23, 2013
  • sweet8444 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

yeah pretty good

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