The School for the Insanely Gifted

The School for the Insanely Gifted

by Dan Elish
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Overview

The School for the Insanely Gifted by Dan Elish

Daphna Whispers is insanely gifted.

At age two and a half, she composed her first sonata.

At age eight, she completed an opera.

And now, at eleven and three-quarters, she is orchestrating a piano rhapsody.

With a résumé like that, it's no wonder she is a student at the prestigious Blatt School for the Insanely Gifted. But as sixth grade draws to a close, Daphna's mind is far from the upcoming "Insanity Cup" competition. She's preoccupied by her mother's disappearance two months ago.

When a mysterious man breaks into Daphna's small New York apartment, Daphna discovers that her mother's disappearance wasn't a random accident. Her mother knew something—and now somebody is after Daphna. What starts out as a simple fact-finding trip to the basement with her friends spirals into an international expedition. And while Daphna hopes to uncover the secret of her mother's disappearance on her global trek, the last thing she expects to uncover is an outrageous secret about the Blatt School.

And one insanely shocking secret about herself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062084569
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/21/2011
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 759,323
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Dan Elish is the insanely gifted author of many novels for both adults and children, including The Attack of the Frozen Woodchucks, 13 (based on the Broadway musical), and The Worldwide Dessert Contest.

When he's not busy typing furiously away on his Lap-Top (not a Gum-Top or a Hat-Top or even a Balloon-Top), you can find Dan in New York City, where he lives with his wife, Andrea, and daughter, Cassie, and son, John.

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School for the Insanely Gifted 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While i was reading this, i couldn't stop. I think that not only it was a great book, but also that it was my first book i read on my nook. This is a great book for all mystery- lovers! This book helped me escape life, and this is realistic fiction, and i hate that subject, but absilolutely loved this book!
Gretchen Lee More than 1 year ago
This book went by so quickly! The characters are good and I loved all the 'insane' talents. On the flip side, I was not a huge fan of yhe author's writing style. At times it seemed too forced. This only occured every once in a while though. I think the book would be better priced around six or seven dollars. But the plot is good and surprises you a lot. I really enjoyed it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing I am so going to give this book to my friends so they can read it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You shoud title your thingy SPOILER ALERT But other than that this is an amazing book
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Name- Delta Grier or &delta or &Delta <p> Age- 16 <p> Gender- female<p> Appearance- long straight mouse brown hair, chest length. One violet eye and one green eye. She always wears a navy blue hoodie usually pulled up to cover her face, patched jeans, and blue converse. Her left hand is shriveled and burnt, useless. The left side of her face is burnt and scarred. Her left eye is violet and is fake. It can see through objects. <p> Weapons- dagger, butcher knife, sometimes even an axe. <p> Method of killing- slits throat or wrist or stabs victim in neck or gut. <p> History- Delta was originally a normal teenage girl. She was bullied at school, and one Saturday while sh was sitting in her room reading, her house burned down. She barely survived, her left hand and the left side of her face burnt and scarred. They had to remove her left eye and out of pity gve her a new one that was violet and could see through walls. One night while in the hospital, Delta lost it. She grbed a syringe and killed her nurses. She escaped the hospital and killed the bullies and her family. :)
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Age:18 Gender:male Looks:wears a light blue jacket and mask with black paint coming out the eyes his hair is a light brown Weapons: dagger with a serrated blade History: heres his story short and to the point eyeless jack took him under his wing the end Crush: non so far Theme song: mangled
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this book! How could anyone not!? Packed with action and adventure, mysteries and cool gagets, it's the ultamate time to read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lookes good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Seriously, where is the sequel
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was really good and appropriate for all ages
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hopenboys More than 1 year ago
Fun, crazy plot: kids with extreme talents, an unconventional school, flying cars, eccentric inventors, megalomaniacs... Our mother-daughter book club read this book and the ten year old girls loved it. They weren't concerned that Daphna's mother was still missing. They're hoping for a sequel!
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Name: Unknown, For Now <p> Age: 18 <p> Gender: &female <p> Appearance: <br> Dark Brown hair <br> Red highlighs <br> Silver Brown eyes <br> Red, Dancing Flames iluminating eyes <br> Silver Hoodi & Converse <br> Black Tank-Top <br> Dark Skinny Jeans <p> History: Complicated, Dep<_>ressing <br> Sometimes ki<_>lls for fun <br> Had a boyfriend/husband ((almost)) once, and a daughter, who di<_>ed <p> Signature: &#1078
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name:Peter<p> Age:5 <p> History: This child was abandoned as a baby and was raised by wolves. In an attempt to introduce him back to society, they put him in clothes and named him Peter, but he still felt the cravings of a wolf. <p> Looks:His teeth are sharp and he has black hair and red eyes. He wears a black tee and black shorts. <p> Personality:He cant talk very well, but if he likes you, he will follow you around. He likes to eat people sometimes. <p> Favorite weapon: Teeth or hands<p> Theme song: "Hello Monsta" by Minx and Boyinaband and Markiplier
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Hyena <br> 17 <br> Female <p> Apperance: long Brown wavy hair with large Black eyes that hide hurt, anger, and sadness. She has pale skin and lanky body yet musled. She is avrage hight maybe a bit taller. Her Normal attire: is grey hoodie with black stights and black tennis shoes. <p> Personality: She is often talkitive, sarcastic, and quick witted. Sge loves speaking her mind and the deminor if you pi<_>ss her off you dead or in coma. <p> History: She was orphaned at a young age because her mother couldnt keep her. She hated her for leaving her there. She was ridiculed and teased because how her mom was she would always here "aww little lilly is so ugly. Thats the reason her mommy left her! Her mommy wanted a pretty baby!" She hated it. And she snapped on her 15 birthday when she fought back and ended up bloddily killing everyone in that orphanage. Later on her and now best friend Lost Cannibal made the House of Horrors. <p> RELATIONSHIPS: <br> BestFriend: LostCannibal <br> Boyfriend/Crush: You never know <P> Wepons: two nicely sized Hatchets and knife (for quick kills) <br> Themesongs and Reasons: <br> Partners in Crime: by Set it off ~ Reason: How L.C and Hyena work together <br> Chalk Outline: three days grace ~ Explains how her mom left her. <p> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <p> LostCannibal <br> 19 <br> Male <p> Apperance: he has shaggy brown hair with a bit or red. His hairstyle is liked ticci toby's almost (comparison not exact) his eyes are green hazle. But nobone knows that but Hyena because he only opens up to her. His Normall Attire is usal plaid shirt with black hoodie. Jeans and steel toed boots or tennis shoes (convers is type of tennis shoes.) And a black mask with white eyes that ens at the tip of his nose showing off his mouth witch makes it easier to eat. <p> Personality: He is Quite understanding but insain. She rarly speak with out hyena by his side because it seems she is some one who will calm him down when his voices get too loud. He can and is silly and sarcastic. <p> History: Hehe. Like he would Tell YOU it brings up his voices emotions and episodes. <br> Wepons: scalple, Knife, and anything around him. <br> themesongs and reasons: <br> I'm not the one ~ 3OH!3 ~ When He and Hyena first met. <br> Sarcasm ~ Get scared ~ his Canibalism <br> Whispers in the dark ~ skillet ~ how he feels for Hyena <p> RELATIONSHIPS: <br> BestFriend: Hyena <br> Girlfriend: none <br> Crush: Hyena <p> <p> ~ &star Hyena &starf <br> ~ &starf Lost Cannibal &star
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was, like, way cool. Haters you are, like, totally wrong.
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This is the best book i have ever read! Call me
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