Gifted: Better Late Than Never

Gifted

Marilyn Kaye

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Goth girl Jenna Kelley has the ultimate tool to stage a teenage rebellion: she can read people’s minds without even trying. When her alcoholic mother is hospitalized, a stranger shows up who says he’s her long-lost dad and promises a better future. Too good to be true? Her gifted classmates think so, but Jenna is so determined to have a real parent around and a somewhat normal life that she might have lost her ability to listen.

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Gifted: Better Late Than Never
First Chapter ExcerptJENNA KELLEY STOOD AT her bedroom window and gazed outside without really seeing anything. Not that there was much to see-just another dull brick building, exactly like her own. Sometimes, if people left their curtains open, Jenna could see people moving around in their apartments, but they rarely did anything worth watching.
 Without being able to see it, she knew there was another identical structure just beyond opposite. Together, the three building made up Brookside Towers, the low-income housing development were she'd moved with

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School Library Journal
Kaye draws her readers in from the get-go, satisfying them in each book, but leaving them wanting more. Strong female characters take the lead in each title, but the author also brings in perspectives of the other “gifted” students throughout. Both selections are fast paced and entangling, giving them wide appeal, particularly for reluctant readers.
 
Teens Read Too
[Kaye] is working her usual magic by slowly giving readers a look at her cast of interesting characters.

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Marilyn Kaye

Marilyn Kaye is a former associate professor of library sciences and the best-selling author of numerous books and series, including Replica. Her book, Penelope, was recently made into a feature film starring Christina Ricci.

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Trade Paperback
Kingfisher
June 2009
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780753463000
ISBN10: 0753463008
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/8 x 7 3/4 inches, 224 pages
Age Range: 10 to 14
Grade Range: 5 to 9
$7.99
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