The Lost Gate by Orson Scott Card
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
Danny doesn't fit in with his family of mages and longs to be a part of the rest of the world. Then he discovers that he has magic after all, although it is the kind that means death if his family finds out. He sets out on his own to figure out how to use his newfound magic.
This wasn't my kind of book. I did find Danny's situation somewhat interesting, but was really turned off by the language and crude scenes (especially because it is in the teen section of the library).