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by Korman, Gordon.

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Call number: Y Fiction / Korman, Gordon

Available Copies: Downtown Youth, Malletts Youth

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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.

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Fun read for middle schoolers.

In this book, Donovan Curtis pulls a big prank, but--due to a fluke and a little bit of luck--mistakenly gets sent to a distinguished honor program instead of getting punished. Although far behind his new classmates in brains, he soon finds a special place among them. But how long can Donovan keep up the mirage? The narrator changes with each new chapter, which allows Donovan, his classmates, their teachers, and others to all share their perspectives.

This book felt a little like a wackier, lighter, more robot-filled readalike of R.J. Palacio's "Wonder." It presented a nice reminder that brainiacs have issues too, and even mischief-minded folks can be thoughtful and sensitive. For middle schoolers (and others, too!) looking for something both relatable and fun, "Ungifted" might be a good choice.


A bit wacky and unbelievable in some parts, but overall entertaining!

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