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Ungifted (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
     

Ungifted (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Gordon Korman
 

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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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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780606350716
Publisher:
Turtleback Books
Publication date:
02/18/2014
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Ungifted 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 163 reviews.
mrsvaljones More than 1 year ago
Donovan Curtis is the troublemaker of Hardcastle Middle School and can often be found at the creation of mischief and chaos. But one day he goes too far, his prank causes damage that no amount of detention will solve. But due to a mistake, rather than punishment, Donovan is sent to the Academy of Scholastic Distinction, a school for the gifted and talented students. It is the perfect hide out, where no one would think to look for him, but he is completely out of his element, surrounded by peers who’s IQ are off the charts. He tries to fake his way to acceptance, but soon everyone is on to him. Donovan is not gifted at all, he’s normal. But despite his rather normal IQ, Donovan offers the students at the Academy of Scholastic Distinction something they can’t learn at school, and exactly what they need. Written in short chapters, each from the view of several different characters, Korman creates a great storyline decorated with unique characters. Ungifted is as much about growing up and trying to fit in as it is about friendship in the most unlikely circumstances. As the author of over 70 novels, Korman does not disappoint.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is creative and good. I highly reccomend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldnt put down. There should be a sequel
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought that it was a great book and was written by a great author. My favorite part was when he first drove tin man. Overall I think it was a very good book that didn't have many bad parts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a fun book and has a lot of emotion. It kept me guessing as to what would happen next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book grabbed my attention from the very beginning. It starts off by telling what a terrible disaster this kid did to the school, and accidentally got put in the gifted program (and went to a special school). He begins to bond with the geniuses, all the while hiding from the super-intendent of his old school who put his name on the wrong list. I reccomend this book to anyone in 4th through 8th grade that likes humor and suspense in books. The ending wasn't my favorite... but the rest of the book made me love it. ***Just to let everyone know, each chapter has another person telling the story--that confused me ***
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think that this book is good but i know people say that you should never judge a book by its cover but it is a robot and then it says " Ungifted" and i just think that it will be a good book to read. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a really good book i loved it! Everyone should read it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is really funny!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book went beyond my expectations! When I read a book that sounds and looks interesting, I get way too excited! If yout not sure with reading this book, I'm telling you to start reading NOW and don't STOP!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This 160 page book reminded me of the WHIMPY KID SERIES. It is for middle schoolers or tweens, which ever you prefer to call this age group. It is a stand alone book, very well edited, and a lot of fun to read. It cost $1.99, which is one and a third cents per page, so there is entertainment value. There is a lot going on in this book. There is the bad boy, class clown. The reader can watch him grow and evolve into a much more mature and caring individual as the book progresses. This book is poignant and laugh out loud funny at times. I felt so sorry for the patrents when they found out what they were so proud of was created by an accident of fate. Yet it made Donovan a better person. I loved Kate, what she dud for her brother was remarkable. Recommended for readers 10 years old to 14. I am a grand mother and I enjoyed it also. So it is also for those young at heart. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Square peg meet round holes and tries to fit in. Average kid forms alliances then friendhips with his genius betters. Who is the smart one? Excellent ending which follows a solid beginning and strong start. Well written and I highly recommend this book be placed in middle schools teacher libraries. It would make a gr.eat book for most character trait book months. Lots of social lessons.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
all of our family enjoys this book! it is rarely on the bookshelf.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Triple Awesome Book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Super Funny
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wonder if it is good it looks good and funny
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is the best. You will laugh and enjoy this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is truly a masterpiece, a true work of art in words. This is a beautiful story that i call inspiring. Just reading this book is qiute an expirence in itself!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was excellent! I wish it was longer... maybe even a second book in the future I hope? Though the book is about a middle school student it can be read by someone who is not. The humor is appropriate which I enjoyed a bunch. Believe it or not, but sometimes I caught myself using the dictionary for some of these HUGE words!! One again, this book was overall excellent and i hope there will be more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Your rating has consequences. When you only give a book one star, it makes it appear less-appealing to reaaders looking for a way to find out how well other readers have enjoyed the book. Your poor rating brings down the overall ranking of the piece. It may turn away people who might have really loved it. It is damaging! BTW, THIS IS A LIGHT , fun, funny book for kids of ALL ages. I definitely recommend it! KD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books ive ever read.you have to read it now.its worth the money.
Anonymous 4 months ago
The book is great but it stereotypes gifted kids. I know this because in the book the class is aloof and isnt normal. I am a "gifted" kid with around 125 IQ but me and my class at school is quite as normal as everyone else.
Anonymous 4 months ago
I did not like thd book I loved it