Ungifted (Hardcover)

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When prankster Donovan Curtis lands in a school for the gifted, he knows he is misplaced, but unexpectedly makes his mark. (9-12)

— From Humor


From #1 New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman comes a hilarious and heartfelt novel in which one middle-school troublemaker accidentally moves into the gifted and talented program—and changes everything.

For fans of Louis Sachar and Jack Gantos, this funny and touching underdog story is a lovable and goofy adventure with robot fights, middle-school dances, live experiments, and statue-toppling pranks!

When Donovan Curtis pulls a major prank at his middle school, he thinks he’s finally gone too far. But thanks to a mix-up by one of the administrators, instead of getting in trouble, Donovan is sent to the Academy of Scholastic Distinction, a special program for gifted and talented students.

Although it wasn’t exactly what Donovan had intended, the ASD couldn’t be a more perfectly unexpected hideout for someone like him. But as the students and teachers of ASD grow to realize that Donovan may not be good at math or science (or just about anything), he shows that his gifts may be exactly what the ASD students never knew they needed.

Don't miss the sequel to this word-of-mouth hit: Supergifted! This funny and heartwarming sequel to Ungifted cleverly sends up our preconceived ideas about intelligence, heroism, and popularity.

Praise For…

“Touching, without being overly sentimental, Ungifted is a gem for readers looking for a story where the underdog comes out on top.”

“From its lovable-robot jacket art to its satisfying conclusion, this will please Korman’s fans and win him new ones.”

“Donovan has a goofy kindness that charms characters and readers alike … The message is tolerance, and Korman expertly and humorously delivers it in an unpretentious and universally appealing tale.”

“Funny and insightful.”

Praise for POP: “A brisk, heartfelt and timely novel.”

Praise for POP: “Korman goes straight to the heart.”

Praise for POP: “Thought-provoking.”
Product Details
ISBN: 9780061742668
ISBN-10: 006174266X
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: August 21st, 2012
Pages: 288
Language: English

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