Do you have a middle-grader on your list who loves fantasy books? Consider THE HADLEY ACADEMY FOR THE IMPROBABLY GIFTED by Thomas Nelson.
New York Times bestselling author Conor Grennan’s new middle-grade fantasy novel follows a boy’s unlikely journey to save humanity as he unravels his true identity and the responsibility it comes with.
Written for kids ages 10 and up, The Hadley Academy for the Improbably Gifted is a dystopian fantasy novel that explores themes of sacrifice, darkness, and the power of friendship.
My daughter is finishing THE HADLEY ACADEMY FOR THE IMPROBABLY GIFTED by Thomas Nelson and she wanted to share her experience:
Ever wondered what having a special “gift”, but not knowing it, would be like? This what happens in The Hadley Academy for the Improbably Gifted. An 11-12-year-old boy Jack went from going to the bathroom in his regular school to an academy of people and abilities he never has seen before!
Turns out, these abilities are called “spades,” and are weaponized at the Hadley Academy, but that’s not really important. Four(or five,) specific kids are drafted into a team that had never existed before, surprising everybody.
Asha, Voss, Freddy, Jack and soon, Claire, are drafted into Team Thirteen, and they manifest their Spades at Hadley. But here is the thing, Jack didn’t manifest a spade! The arch that shows everybody’s spades didn’t show anything for Jack as it did something for everyone else.
The so-called, “Bulgarian” is said to have killed the Reaper King, Wyeth, and has turned his back on Hadley. Jack and Claire, former track buddies, have both witnessed the spreading of a disease called the Dark Virus.
As soon as Hadley was destroyed on one part, Jack and Claire knew that the Bulgarian was coming for them, and made their quick, yet painful, escape.
Will Team Thirteen be able to defeat Wyeth, Get rid of the Dark Virus and save Hadley? Read The Hadley Academy for the Improbably Gifted to find out if they live to see the light of day!