Ungifted by Gordon Korman
Donovan is anything but high achieving. He is energetic, exciting and fascinating or as a teacher would say he is challenging, disruptive and unmotivated. Yet he ends up at the school for gifted students. Some people love Donovan at the new school because he is a great addition to the robotic team and he is essential to winning the upcoming competition. Some people love Donovan because he breathes normalcy into this rather un-normal middle school. And some people can’t stand him. Donovan is confronted with many hurdles in this story. Personally I could never leap a hurdle.