Ungifted is classic Gordon Korman–funny realistic fiction with likable characters in somewhat unlikely circumstances. Donovan Curtis is accidentally sent to a special academy for the gifted, and, rather than tell anyone it is a mistake, he hides out there to avoid being discovered and punished for a prank that accidentally lead to tremendous damage to his middle school’s gym. Donovan and his brilliant, yet socially awkward, classmates bond together over the upcoming robotics competition, dramatic events occur, and it all works out OK in the end. Multiple narrators with unique voices make this one of my favorites by Korman.
Last Spring, Ungifted was a featured title in Scholastic book fairs. Check out this fun trailer that appeared in the fair preview video.
Other 2015 Rebecca Caudill Reading Roundup Posts
- A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
- Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading by Tommy Greenwald
- Dogs on Duty by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
- Unstoppable by Tim Green
- Chuck Close: Face Book by Chuck Close
- The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
- Almost Home by Joan Bauer
- Bomb by Steve Sheinkin
- Never Say Die by Will Hobbs
- Saving Zasha by Randi Barrow