True Talents (Paperback)

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This is book number 2 in the Talents series.


It's been over a year since fourteen-year-old Eddie "Trash" Thalmeyer and his friends from Edgeview Alternative School found out about their special hidden talents. Trash can move things with his mind, Torchie is a fire-starter, Cheater reads minds, Lucky finds lost objects, Flinch can predict the future, and Martin can see into people's souls. Now back home with their families, all the boys want to do is get back to their normal lives, start attending high school, and keep in touch with their friends from Edgeview.

When Trash tests his power in a bank and accidentally steals a fistful of cash, he is kidnapped by the ruthless leader of a shadowy company whose purpose is to gather information about psychic phenomena—and who is willing to do anything to get it…. Torchie, Cheater, Lucky, Flinch, and Martin join forces to rescue their friend using their hidden talents, and discover their true talents in the process.

About the Author

David Lubar created a sensation with his debut novel, Hidden Talents, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Thousands of kids and educators across the country have voted Hidden Talents onto over twenty state lists. David is also 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; many short story collections including 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, Attack of the Vampire Weenies, Beware the Ninja Weenies, Wipeout of the Wireless Weenies, Strikeout of the Bleacher Weenies, and Extremities; 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.

Praise For…

“It's a complete page-turner. Lubar manages to be funny and real, even while telling a story that is fantastical to the core.” —Orson Scott Card, bestselling author of Ender's Game

“The fine, suspenseful writing will keep readers on edge.” —Starred review, KLIATT

“The author's writing is a fluid and teen-smart as ever…The characters have both depth and sparkle, and the author deftly juggles the ensemble of five funny, thoughtful, distinct boys.” —School Library Journal

“Lubar's trademark blend of humor and suspense, complete with explosions, supernatural powers, and just enough gore, will be a hit. The book may be an entertaining sequel, but it also stands nicely on its own.” —Booklist

“…a gripping page-turner, with a flawlessly structured plot and compelling, struggling characters who never let each other down.” —VOYA

“With its tumbling action sequences, interesting moral dilemmas, and clever tie-ins to technology and corporate wrongdoing, this book is a winner.” —Philadelphia Inquirer

“The characters are pleasantly quirky…admirers of Holes will enjoy the light humor, the touch of melodrama, and the male camaraderie here, and teachers and librarians using the short chapters as read-alouds will find students eager for the next installment.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Product Details
ISBN: 9780765348562
ISBN-10: 076534856X
Publisher: Starscape
Publication Date: March 4th, 2008
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Talents