Hidden Talents

Hidden Talents

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Hidden Talents is the first novel in a hit supernatural duology for young readers by award-winning author David Lubar. This hilarious coming-of-age-with-powers story starring the misfits at Edgeview Alternative School was shortlisted for the Printz Award and is now available in trade paperback.

When thirteen-year-old Martin Anderson arrives at the Edgeview Alternative School, it's the end of the road. Literally. He's been expelled from every other school. Edgeview is the last stop. A warehouse for the system's rejects.

Martin fits right in.

Everyone has given up on Martin. Even Martin. But at Edgeview Martin falls in with a group of five outsiders who make the other Edgeview rejects appear gifted by comparison. He makes a remarkable discovery: each of his friends possesses a remarkable talent. One is telekinetic. Another is empathic. Others have psychic abilities. Martin thinks these talents make them special. They think it makes them freaks.

Martin has one shot to convince them otherwise.

"Hidden Talents provides us with a glimpse of David Lubar as a writer whose comic talent is matched by his ability to write with sensitivity and power about adolescents." --The Alan Review
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Product details

  • Paperback | 254 pages
  • 138 x 206 x 24mm | 220g
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0765379147
  • 9780765379146
  • 77,987

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" "Hidden Talents" is becoming-- and deserves to be-- a classic of YA literature. It's one of the best, no matter what age you are." -- Orson Scott Card, best-selling author of "Ender's Game," on "Hidden Talents" " Lubar's first novel is wondrously surprising, playful, and heartwarming. A promising new author." -- "VOYA" (5Q 4P) on "Hidden Talents" " A good bet for readers who like offbeat fiction. The dialogue is right on target with plenty of humor." -- "Booklist "on" Hidden Talents" " Sure to be popular." -- "Kliatt "on" Hidden Talents" " Lubar serves up great fun, along with an insight or two for those whose powers are only too human." -- "Publishers Weekly "on" Hidden Talents"
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About David Lubar

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 Extremities, an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Readers, as well as the popular Weenies short-story collections, and the Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie series, which has been optioned for TV. He lives in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.
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Rating details

2,509 ratings
3.93 out of 5 stars
5 33% (823)
4 38% (942)
3 23% (569)
2 5% (118)
1 2% (57)
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