Ungifted

by Gordan Korman

To the parents of Donovan Curtis...

Donovan Curtis was a trouble maker. He would never expect to get a letter from the Academy of Scholastic Distinction, saying they wanted to have him at the school. Donovan thought that the letter addressed for his parents was something saying he was expelled for knocking over a statue of Atlas, and it destroying a side of the gym. But why? Why was Donovan accepted?

Summary...

Donovan gets accepted to the Academy of Scholastic Distinction, and of course, his parents are amazed that the school wanted him, and sent him to the ASD. Donovan sees the whole school is smart, awkward, and anti-social. After meeting new friends, the students at ASD find out that an ungifted student, is exactly what they need.

Favorite Scene...

My favorite scene is when Donovan snatches up a huge branch, and without thinking, slams it into a brass statue of Atlas outside the school. The statue snaps, and the globe that was once attached to the huge statue, hurled towards the gym.

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