The process of changing from a child to an adult is depicted in so many young adult books - the most famous being Harry Potter. These hidden talents emerge as we change and grow --- and what I love so much about young adult books, is the exploration that the characters go through as they understand and define themselves - not based on what other labels people have given them. Their strength to seek the truth about their place & role in the world is beautiful. We see it in the classic tale "The Ugly Duckling" and more recently in "Hunger Games". A favorite author of mine is David Lubar who wrote Hidden Talents. This is a great book for a reluctant reader who i wants to push the limits and tests boundaries.