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Gifted: Better Late Than Never

Gifted: Better Late Than Never

Better Late Than Never

Gifted

Marilyn Kaye

Kingfisher

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Gifted: Better Late Than Never by Marilyn Kaye

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 Excerpt
JENNA 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,...

Praise for Gifted: Better Late Than Never

“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.” —School Library Journal

“[Kaye] is working her usual magic by slowly giving readers a look at her cast of interesting characters.” —Teens Read Too

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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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Marilyn Kaye

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