Written by Gordon Korman
Ages: 8 - 12
Grade Level: 3 – 7
I loved this book! It’s a sequel to UNGIFTED. I didn’t read the original, but this sequel is great! The 1st chapter had me hooked when the story flipped the middle school world on its ear. It all started when super gifted Noah Youkilis decided to follow his friend, Donovan Curtis, to an ordinary middle school. Why? The gifted academy is too easy. Going to a regular school, with his best friend Donovan, gives Noah the chance to try regular subjects like shop. Suddenly the gifted kid needs remedial help. What a twist! Add in teen issues like being popular and fitting in. So easy for jocks and cheerleaders, but so difficult for a super gifted kid like Noah. Things go from bad to worse when Donovan comes to his rescue but doesn’t want recognition. If you have a middle grade boy or girl, they will love this book, especially the ending. Check it out!
Whenever I read or write, I find a comfy chair with a great view. I get my favorite drink, stretch out, and let the words take me away.