Hidden Talents by David Lubar

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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.

 

About David Lubar

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DAVID LUBAR created a sensation with his debut novel, Hidden Talents, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. He is also the author of True Talents, Flip, and four short story collections: In the Land of the Lawn Weenies, Invasion of the Road Weenies, The Curse of the Campfire Weenies, and The Battle of the Red Hot Pepper Weenies, as well as the Nathan Abercrombie series. He lives in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.
 
Published February 6, 2007 by Starscape. 224 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Interspersing Martin’s tediously self-analytical narrative with flat attempts at humor, trite student essays, repetitive memos to faculty, and mawkish letters from home, Lugar draws the tale to a paradoxical climax in which the self-styled “psi five” scuttle Bloodbath’s plot to close the school d...

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After being expelled from any number of schools, 13-year-old Martin winds up at Edgeview, a publicly funded boarding school and a last-chance alternative. Martin, who narrates, doesn't seem like a del

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After being expelled from any number of schools, 13-year-old Martin winds up at Edgeview, a publicly funded boarding school and a last-chance alternative.

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He rides the bus to his final destination the prison-like Edgeview Alternative School, an institution used to lock up the violent and other losers (where is Pink Floyd when you need them?) Martin realizes he must be on the cutting edge to survive the ready fists of bully Bloodbath and the...

Feb 21 2003 | Read Full Review of Hidden Talents

Boomtron

He’s just been sent to Edgeview Alternative School which happens to be the place where all the troubled kids go when none of the normal schools with deal with them anymore.

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HSJ

When Edgeview is at risk of being shut down, Martin and the other students work together to save the school from some bullies led by the violent Bloodbath who are determined to have the school closed once and for all.

Nov 03 2011 | Read Full Review of Hidden Talents

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