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Supergifted

Supergifted


Supergifted

ratings:
5/5 (28 ratings)
Length:
6 hours
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Released:
Jan 2, 2018
ISBN:
9780062821140
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Description

The highly anticipated sequel to Ungifted from #1 New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman.

Donovan Curtis has never been what anyone would call "gifted." But his genius friend Noah Youkilis is actually supergifted, with one of the highest IQs around. After years at the Academy for Scholastic Distinction, all Noah dreams of is the opportunity to fail if he wants to. And he's landed in the perfect place to do it—Donovan's school.

Almost immediately, Noah finds himself on the wrong side of cheerleading captain Megan Mercury and alpha jock Hash "Hashtag" Taggart. Sticking up for Noah lands Donovan in the middle of a huge feud with Hashtag. He's told to stay away from the sports star—or else.

That should be the end of it, but when a freak incident suddenly makes Donovan a hero, he can't tell anyone about it since Hashtag is involved. So Noah steps in and becomes "Superkid." Now he's gone from nerd to titan at school. And it may have gone more than a little bit to his head.

This funny and heartwarming sequel to Ungifted, which has become a word-of-mouth hit, cleverly sends up our ideas about intelligence, heroism, and popularity.

Publisher:
Released:
Jan 2, 2018
ISBN:
9780062821140
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as bookBook

About the author

Gordon Korman published his first book at age fourteen and since then has written more than ninety middle grade and teen novels. Favorites include the New York Times bestselling Ungifted, Supergifted, The Unteachables, Pop, Schooled, and the Masterminds series. Gordon lives with his family on Long Island, New York. You can visit him online at www.gordonkorman.com.


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  • (4/5)
    Fun middle-grade novel, sequel to Ungifted.Donovan is back at Hardcastle Middle School where he belongs, along with super-genius Noah, who is reveling in being in a situation where he actually has to learn things. Things like negotiating middle school society, and like being a cheerleader when he is completely physically inept. When Donovan prevents a propane truck from crashing into the head cheerleader's house and panicks because he wasn't supposed to be in that neighborhood, Noah steps up to take the credit. Now hailed as "superkid," Noah is riding high. And riding for a fall. Donovan isn't jealous, exactly, but his reaction puts a strain on their friendship.Appealing characters, realistic school and family dynamics, and over-the-top humor add up toa winning combination. Recommended for middle-sized kids and for adults who like middle-grade books.
  • (5/5)
    I didn’t know there was a sequel. Not disappointed!!
  • (5/5)
    Loved ungifted <3 it’s good and funny e e e
  • (5/5)
    After getting kicked out an elite school for gifted children, Noah is thrilled to be attending "regular" school and doing just averagely. However, his friend Donovan is scrambling to keep Noah protected from bullies and accidentally ends up in quite a pickle. The two boys struggle to maintain a lie that is supposed to help Donovan but is instead rocking their world.Although this is a sequel to Korman's Ungifted, I found it read easily enough as a standalone book. The story is told in several different perspectives, with each chapter changing to a different student's point of view. (We hear from certain characters, like Donovan and Noah, more than others but many characters are given a chance to speak, including some of the female students.) This allows the reader to get a full range of diverse opinions and to see how the same event can be viewed differently depending on one's situation. Throughout the book, intelligence is a big point, but Korman clearly subscribes to a theory of multiple intelligences. While Noah has a high IQ score, he is often seen as inept in terms of social interactions. On the flip side, while Donovan feels inferior when it comes to schoolwork, he is much better at navigating emotional landscapes. Other characters round out the picture with their own strengths and weaknesses. Some of the characters are Jewish and there is one military family, but otherwise there is not much diversity here. However, given that none of the characters are explicitly described in terms of skin color, it's possible to imagine them in whichever way you'd like. Still, that's not super great for kids of color looking for characters like them in the books they read. Overall though, this was a good read that allows upper elementary and middle grade readers to really think about positive attributes such as intelligence, bravery, optimism, and what those really mean and look like. It allows them to learn empathy and hopefully put it into practice in their own lives. However, no part of it is didactic; instead it is full of humor and excitement. It is a quick read despite its length and children ages 9 to 13 are sure to enjoy it.