My Reading Goal

My goal this school year is to read 30 books. That averages out to about 1 book a week. I will meet this goal by reading at least 60 minutes a day and choosing books that are the correct reading level for me and are of interest to me. I will also read a balance of fiction and non-fiction books.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Ungifted



Ungifted, a realistic fiction book by Gordan Korman, explains that stereotypes are not always accurate. Donovan, the main character, can only be described as a trouble maker.  He wants to fit in, but he creates havoc wherever he goes because controlling his impulses is almost impossible.  So, through a series of events, Donovan ends up "hiding out" at the district's school for the gifted.  at the end, he learns many important lessons while at the school for the gifted.

One of the things that I enjoyed about this book was the way the chapters were organized.  Each chapter is told from a different character's point of view.  As a reader, you have the opportunity to "get inside" each character's thoughts. Ungifted is the perfect book for any middle school or upper elementary school student to read.  Often, we judge other students based on outward appearances.  Through the main character, the reader learns that labels are not always correct; gifted or ungifted, nerd or cool we all have something to offer.

2 comments:

  1. The way you said that each chapter is from a different point of view reminds me of the book Wonder. Also, I think this sounds like a really good book that I would like to read. One question: Who are some of the characters that the point of view is from?

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  2. Another book that is written using this craft of alternating chapters is by author Wendy Maas, Every Soul a Star. I personally feel that the ability to write like this is amazing, and as a reader, it adds depth to novel like multiple camera angles would add to a movie.

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