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Ungifted

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Ungifted
Gordon Korman
Jackson Neill
Mrs. Duffey
Language Arts
May 29, 2014

Setting-Hardcastle Middle School and Academy of Scholastic Distinction- 2012
Mood-Humorous-Characters find themselves in unlikely situations

Tone=Ironic
Twist and turns throughout the story
Protagonist= Donovan Curtis
Main Character
Energetic, Trouble Making, Impulsive
Broke Atlas Statue
Decided to hide from superintendent in the Gifted Program
Learns throughout the story that he's grown to like the Academy students and become a more caring person
What Others Say
"Donovan was like a human Youtube video-unpredictable"(Korman 105).
-Noah Youkilis
Inner Thoughts and Feelings
"That's when it hit me. I
did
care"(Korman 144).
Antagonist= Dr. Schultz
Superintendent of Schools
Acidently sent Donovan to the Academy
Lost Donovan and tries to find him
Eventually locates Donovan and sends him back to Hardcastle Middle School
By the end he's understanding and allows Donovan to be on the Academy Robotics team
Inner Thoughts and Feelings
"My life had become one big screwup after another"(Korman 118).
Actions
"But when I looked over at the wall, the culprit was standing there, still holding on to the lever. Dr. Schultz"(Korman 147).
Characters
Words
Bad thing= Destroying gym floor
From that:
Met great people
Learned life lessons
Learned a lot about himself
Quote
Donovan-"For the first time since I'd landed at the Academy, I truly
belonged
"(Korman 205).


Pictures
Theme
Sometimes bad things in life can lead to great things later on
Theme
Conflict
The conflict is Man vs. Man
Donovan has to try and hide from Dr. Schultz
Meanwhile, Dr. Schultz is looking for Donovan
Picture
Example
"By the time he found his feet, I was upon him, and he was caught"(Korman 12).

This was when Dr. Schultz caught Donovan after the statue rolled through the gym.
Conflict
Plot Summary
1
Donovan breaks the Atlas statue using a stick.
2
Donovan accidently gets put into the Academy after Dr. Schultz's assistant confuses two papers on his desk.
3
Kids and teachers begin to realize that Donovan is not gifted.
4
Katie, Donovan's sister, becomes the Human Growth and Development project.
5
The Dance happens:
Daniels take Tin Man onto dance floor
Fight breaks out between Hardcastle students and Academy kids
Noah bodyslamed Sanderson
Dr. Schultz pulled fire alarm to end dance
6
Donovan passes retest thanks to Abigail hacking into computer and choosing the right answers.
Plot Summary (Cont.)
7
Donovan gets taken away from the Academy after Dr. Schultz discovers him.
8
Donovan helps his Robotics team in the Finals by destroying Cold Spring Harbor's robot.
9
Katie and Beatrice both give birth.
1
In what book does a kid break a statue with a branch?
2
In what book does a dog have babies?
3
In what book does a kid hack a computer to help a kid pass a test?
4
In what book is a kid obsessed with his family's heritage?
5
In what book is there a Marine?
6
In what book does a fire alarm stop a fight?
10 Battle of the Books Questions
7
In what book does a kid's video game skills help him fit in?
8
In what book are there multiple references to the Wizard of Oz?
9
In what book does the main character get referenced to Marco Andretti?
10
In what book is being normal seemingly impossible for most of the characters?
10 Battle of the Books Questions (cont.)
The Clutch Ending
Bibliography
Korman, Gordon. Ungifted. New York: Balzer Bray, 2012. Print.
The Ending
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