Teens and pre-teens flock to any new offering from New York Times best-selling author Gordon Korman. Told through multiple viewpoints, Ungifted follows Donovan Curtis through his year at a magnet school for gifted and talented kids. Thanks to an administrative foul-up, the decidedly mediocre student Donovan finds himself enrolled in the Academy of Scholastic Distinction. Out of place and out of luck, Donovan joins the robotics team. And while he learns a few lessons from his gifted classmates, he also teaches a few of his own.
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I don't know, I only listened to the audio!
The opening was hilarious, total Korman.
Yes - my only critiques are: I wish more narrators of young characters actually sounded young. And also: The narrator who was cast as Kate seemed totally wrong. She sounded really posh, whereas Kate came across much more brassy to me.
I probably could have, if I had time just to sit and listen to audiobooks.
Lover of life!
amazing, funny, interesting
Donovan: he was clever, funny and changed and grew a lot throughout the book. Noah was a close second.
The Robotics competition.
It was a book we listened to together, so we snuggled into bed every night to listen.
This was my first Gordon Korman book and I am now a fan. I love that Korman writes intelligent, funny and engaging stories. It is one both kids and adults will both love! Such a fun cast of crazy and interesting characters. A delight for all! 5 stars
Interesting perspective on the positives and negatives of being gifted, and the value of the human spirit
Funny, smart, light-hearted
Chloe. She is super smart but yet relatable enough to average people to not be a social outcast. Good in between character to convey both sides of the story.
Additional vividness to the characters.
When Donavan was taking the test and realized that someone cared for him enough to try to keep him in the school.
Good book that will keep you hooked till the end
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