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Ungifted

Korman, Gordon (eBook - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Ungifted


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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
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Publisher: New York :, Balzer + Bray,, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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: 0062218603
9780062218605
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it is a long book but it is really interesting. once you start reading it is hard to get your head out of it

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

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

Report This 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.

Report This 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.

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

yeah pretty good

Report This Apr 14, 2013
  • kesha1123 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Hilarious! This was a fun, laugh out loud read that I will definitely read to my sixth graders for years to come. Korman is a guru.

Report This Feb 02, 2013
  • Chapter_1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

An excellent read. Korman deftly weaves a funny and amusing plot, complete with robots and a baby.

Report This Jan 30, 2013
  • Ubalstecha rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Donovan Curtis has never been called gifted. Trouble maker, calamity, rapskallion maybe, but no one would ever call him smart. But after a disaster of epic proportions, involving Atlas's globe and the gym doors in the middle of a basketball game, Donovan somehow ends up transfered to the Academy for Scholastic Distinction, a school for extremely smart students. Donovan sticks out like a sore thumb. He's failing all his classes, but everyone believes that he will show what he is truly good at soon. He is good at driving the Academy's robot for the robot competition, but is that enough to keep him at ASD, and away from the eyes of the Superintendant who is looking for the young man who caused the epic disaster? This is a typical Gordon Korman book. Solid storytelling, accompanied by good characers and ridiculous situations. There is an interesting exploration of the meaning of "gifted", but in the end this is a good outing for Korman, one that his audience of reluctant readers will enjoy.

Report This Jan 29, 2013
  • samdog123 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Donavan is a middle school prankster who always seems to get himself into trouble. When his latest prank demolishes the school gym, he needs a quick place to hide out and avoid Dr. Schultz, the school superintendent. And by accident, he finds it--a school for the gifted. Although not gifted himself, he adds much to his new fellow student's lives. Always fun reading Gordon Korman.

Report This Jan 17, 2013
  • avoicu rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed this book, it is funny, a sort of Comedy of Errors for tweens, it has some surprising plot twists, and it's well written in short exciting chapters that often link back to the first reference made to ancestry.com on the first page of the book. I hope to see the character of Donovan Curtis again, as I get the sense he was typecast as a "normal" kid, maybe there is more to him?

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