Fern’s been reading at a rate that I can’t help but envy, just a bit, and admire, quite a lot. Though my own reading pile is taller than I am, the books she discovers and shares tempt me…

Here's what 11-year-old Fern has to say about UNGIFTED, by Gordon Korman.

Ungifted, by Gordon Korman is very good. It kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time.

It is about Donovan Curtis, who messes around and gets BIG consequences. But he somehow gets stuck with a bunch of know-it-alls! I really enjoyed reading this.

My favorite part in Ungifted is when {{SPOILER!!!}} Donovan’s family finds out Brad’s dog is pregnant, and Donovan has to care for her. 🙂

The “Wow Factor” in Ungifted is how Gordon Korman leaves every chapter with a cliffhanger and full of suspense.

11-year-old Fern has this to say about UNGIFTED: "I LOVED Ungifted! It is very funny and anyone can enjoy it!"

I LOVED Ungifted! It is very funny and anyone can enjoy it!

~ Fern, age 11

About Ungifted:

11yo Fern thinks you should add UNGIFTED to your reading pile. Here's why.

Published in 2012 by Balzer + Bray.

The word gifted has never been applied to a kid like Donovan Curtis. It’s usually more like Don’t try this at home. So when the troublemaker pulls a major prank at his middle school, he thinks he’s finally gone too far. But thanks to a mix-up by one of the administrators, instead of getting in trouble, Donovan is sent to the Academy of Scholastic Distinction (ASD), a special program for gifted and talented students.

It wasn’t exactly what Donovan had intended, but there couldn’t be a more perfect hideout for someone like him. That is, if he can manage to fool people whose IQs are above genius level. And that becomes harder and harder as the students and teachers of ASD grow to realize that Donovan may not be good at math or science (or just about anything). But after an ongoing experiment with a live human (sister), an unforgettably dramatic middle-school dance, and the most astonishing come-from-behind robot victory ever, Donovan shows that his gifts might be exactly what the ASD students never knew they needed.

~ From the summary of the book at Goodreads