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 and 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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by Gordon Korman
"The day after Donovan Curtis exercises colossally bad judgment regarding a prized statue of Atlas at school and the superintendent, by his own admission, makes a big mistake, Donovan finds himself plucked from Hardcastle Middle School and enrolled in the Academy for Academic Distinction. In the story that follows, his classmates his pregnant sister, Katie, along with her pregnant dog, Beatrice and a robotics class bring Donovan to a new understanding of himself. Donovan's story is told from a multiple points of view, with each narrator taking on a different personality. And, boy, do they nail the parts! Listeners will delight in the alternately ecstatic and despondent Donovan, the demanding superintendent, the goofy friends Daniel and Daniel, and the YouTube fanatic and head nerd Noah, to name a few. A.R. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"
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