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Hidden Talents

David Lubar

Starscape

American Library Association “Best Books for Young Adults”
American Library Association “Quick Picks for Young Adults”

Martin Anderson and his friends don’t like being called losers. But they’ve been called that for so long even they start to believe it. Until Martin makes an incredible discovery: each of his friends has a special hidden talent.

Edgeview Alternative School was supposed to be end of the road. But for Martin and his friends, it just might be a new beginning.

At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.

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OFF THE BUS AND INT0 TROUBLE
 
 
AII I needed was handcuffs. If my wrists had been chained to the seat, the scene could have been taken straight from one of those movies where they show the bus bringing the new guy to the prison. Of course, there wasn't any need for cuffs on this ride. Fill my pockets with rocks, add a couple more layers of winter clothes--wet winter clothes--and I might push the scale up toward ninety pounds.
The bus driver looked like he weighed three times that much. His wrists were thicker than my neck. He could probably crumple me up like a used tissue
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REVIEWS

Praise for Hidden Talents

"Lubar's first novel is wondrously surprising, playful, and heartwarming. A promising new author."--VOYA (5Q 4P)

"A good bet for readers who like offbeat fiction. The dialogue is right on target with plenty of humor."--Booklist

"Sure to be popular."--Kliatt

"Lubar serves up great fun, along with an insight or two for those whose powers are only too human."--Publishers Weekly

"I have never had a class so completely mesmerized by a book. The characters are witty, intelligent, genuine, and enchanting."--Mia Moen, 4th Grade Teacher Columbia Elementary School Annandale, Virginia.
"Lubar's first novel is wondrously surprising, playful, and heartwarming. A promising new author."--VOYA (5Q 4P)

"A good bet for readers who like offbeat fiction. The dialogue is right on target with plenty of humor."--Booklist

"Sure to be popular."--Kliatt

"Lubar serves up great fun, along with an insight or two for those whose powers are only too human."--Publishers Weekly

"I have never had a class so completely mesmerized by a book. The characters are witty, intelligent, genuine, and enchanting."--Mia Moen, 4th Grade Teacher Columbia Elementary School Annandale, Virginia.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • David Lubar

  • David Lubar is the author of True Talents, the sequel to Hidden Talents; Flip, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a VOYA Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror selection; five short story collections: In the Land of the Lawn Weenies, Invasion of the Road Weenies, The Curse of the Campfire Weenies, The Battle of the Red Hot Pepper Weenies, and Attack of the Vampire Weenies; and the Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie series. Lubar grew up in Morristown, New Jersey, and he has also lived in New Brunswick, Edison and Piscataway, NJ, and Sacramento, CA. Besides writing, he has also worked as a video game programmer and designer. He now lives in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.
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Hidden Talents

David Lubar

American Library Association Popular Paperbacks for Young Re, American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults, American Library Association Quick Picks for Reluctant Young, Michael L. Printz Award - Honor, Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award, Booklist Top 10 Fantasy for Youth
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