It's great novel about a kid who is accidental throw into a gifted program for brainaics and proves just because your not a genius doesn't mean you're less than them. Kid's will learn that there are skill you can offer to geniuses, so if your child feels stupid and unimportant give them this book. Donovan, the main character, shouldn't be in the gifted program but needs to stay in for as long as possible so he isn't caught for massive damage he accidentally caused the school because his family can't afford it. Kids will learn that helping your family is important but might think coming clean isn't the best option after rewarding this.
Parents should also know that the students have to take Human Growth and Development (Sex Ed is used by a teacher in a teacher only conference once) Also Don's pregnant sister is used for the credit in this course since no teach is certified to teach and readers will learn about the belly rule and that I quote: "Whatever the reason, when I've got to go, everything else is on hold. I don't care if I'm performing CPR and have to leave one of you gasping and suffocating. Are we clear?" " First off, being pregnant is weirdest thing that's ever going to happen to you. It's like growing a whole extra body part that doesn't seem to do anything but bump into furniture" "Another thing about being pregnant ---your body, which used to be your own private business, is suddenly a hands-on theme park for total strangers." WARNING TO PARENTS WHOSE CHILDREN DON'T KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GIRLS AND BOYS YET! a student looking at a sonogram says it's a boy. They pregnant lady says how do you know. He points and says "The what is that!" Everyone then agrees it's a boy.
The book is very funny, interesting and overall worth spending bus ride mostly reading instead of talking.