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... show more
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.
Publish date: August 21st 2012
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Middle Grade
Donovan Curtis has the best reputation in school that is as the biggest prankster. But his last goof-off will surely land him the worst punishment ever, after all the superintendent will see to it that he gets a fair punishment. However, Donovan is saved when by mistake he is sent to the Academy of ...
3.5 stars.Review may come, depending on how I feel.
A good read. Similar to others, where boy fakes his way into something, then they finally discover him. Some twists like the smartest boy wanting to go back to the regular school. Wanted to see some spark between Chloe and Donovan, but I guess this is youth reading.
Originally posted at yAdult ReviewSo picture it, you’re the ‘trouble’ maker at school. You’re the one who gets caught doing the things no one should be caught doing. You end up doing a major prank that ends up with you getting caught by the Superintendent. Your luck, the Superintendent is overwhelme...
This and other reviews can be found on Reading Between ClassesCover Impressions: The cover is super cute. The colors are great and the image of the robot is fun. I can see where this would appeal to kids.The Gist: Donovan Curtis doesn't know why he does the things that he does. He just gets an it...