Despite being a middle school librarian, middle grade novels are definitely not nearly as exciting for me as YA novels. So I was pleasantly surprised to really enjoy Ungifted by Gordan Korman. It’s the story of Donovan Curtis, a troublemaking tween who accidentally gets sent to a gifted school. While stereotypical tweens abound in the novel, the characters are still nuanced enough to be enjoyable and interesting, and I liked the overall message that different people have different skills, and test-taking skills and IQ aren’t everything. I think my younger students will really enjoy it, too.