Ungifted is an enjoyable, witty, and well written read that will appeal to both kids and adults. Although it is a humorous book and Donovan gets into plenty of naughtiness, it is also a sweet book with a touching side to it, without being sappy. Middle school and older elementary school readers--especially boys--will enjoy Ungifted, as the wisecracking Donovan is not only relatable, but hilarious. It is also told by different narrators in alternating chapters, giving us the entire picture of what is really happening, and keeping the pace of the story moving quickly. Underneath all of the funny business is a story with heart, and even some worthwhile messages. While it is clear that Donovan is not actually "gifted," he becomes motivated to stay in this school, and he tries hard on his schoolwork for the first time. And although he may not have the highest IQ at the ASD, he contributes many of his own clever and unique "gifts." For example, his gaming skills lead them to the robotics team's victory. He also comes up with an alternative to the mandatory summer school course on Health (Sex) Education. In lieu of summer school, the school completes a project--closely monitoring the last six weeks of Donovan's sister's pregnancy. (This mostly consists of following her to doctor appointments and seeing ultrasound photos. There is not talk of how the baby actually got there.) Many characters find support they need in very unexpected places, and form surprising bonds. This is a great read for both boys and girls, for both outside reading and as a read-aloud in a classroom.