Ungifted

Ungifted

Book - 2012
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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.
Publisher: New York : Balzer + Bray, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780061742668
Characteristics: 280 p. ; 22 cm.

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humbleworm
Apr 07, 2018

Korman does a fairly good job of getting inside the heads of different characters. Much of his humour here involves caricatures in unlikely situations, which does perpetuate some stereotypes, but he also blurs those lines and promotes the idea that there's synergy in people with different skill sets working together. In reality, most academically gifted kids remain unchallenged and under-developed. If you enjoy this book like I did, there's a 2018 sequel Supergifted.

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JewelReader
Apr 07, 2018

This is a VERY well-written book. I only disliked one thing: TOO well-written. I couldn't put it down--I think I got less than three hours of sleep the night I read it!

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JulieBuffy
Apr 02, 2018

BEST AUTHOR EVER!!!!!!!!!

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BensonCYuan
Jan 06, 2018

just one problem. you can't put it down.

TovaO Jul 02, 2017

Perpetuating the stereotypes of gifted and "normal" kids, this unrealistic book was a big disappointment. Even though I usually love Gordon Korman's books, this is not one I'd recommend.

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Williamchizewski
Jun 09, 2017

so yay I love this book its my favorite book in the world also Gordon Korman is my favorite author ever so YAY this book rules

Sharks are also very awesome.

I like this book because it shows that even if you're not a genius, you can still be good at something.

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navy_wolf_412
Feb 20, 2017

I love Donovan and his mischievous character. This book represents the 'use' of playing video games! They really should have had a little better ending though...

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SenaDoling
Jan 29, 2017

Like many of Gordon Korman's books, this is a great story with an interesting way of changing the point of view and plenty of humour. Donovan is a very interesting character, though personally I enjoyed Katie.

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incikaya
Jan 11, 2017

Very well written, hilarious. Even as the parent, I couldn't put it down. Entertaining captivating read for your elementary schooler.

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Oct 23, 2017

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Jun 03, 2017

WassabiPringle thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 99

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incikaya
Jan 11, 2017

incikaya thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 12

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green_shark_673
Oct 23, 2015

green_shark_673 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 25

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MariaR5
Jul 07, 2015

MariaR5 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 14

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Jan 12, 2015

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Jan 03, 2015

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MariaR5
Jun 30, 2015

This book is about Donovan Curtis in a terrible situation. It talk about how he got gifted when he bring home B on a quiz. Dr.Schulz (The superintend of the school he was going to before he got gifted...) is trying to catch Donovan but he is kind of safe in his gifted school.

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