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The Hypnotists: Book 1

by Gordon Korman

SCHOLASTIC INC | July 1, 2014 | Trade Paperback

The Hypnotists: Book 1 is rated 4 out of 5 by 1.
An all-new, mesmerizing series from the masterful, #1 New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman

Is it a gift . . . or is it a curse? Jax Opus can use his colour-changing eyes to make people do things they don''t want to do. (Only his colour-blind best friend, Tommy, seems immune.) At first, Jax doesn''t know what he''s doing — temporarily hypnotizing friends, foes, and strangers. But then his power pushes things way too far, and his secret isn''t a secret any longer.

Soon Jax finds himself meeting Dr. Elias Mako, who wants him to join a special institute that will teach him how to use his powers. But what will his powers be used for? That''s the big question for Jax as his hypnotic abilities draw him into a conspiracy that will have him racing against time and a mysterious mastermind to save his best friend, his parents, and the entire country.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman comes a fast, fun, and fantastic adventure about a kid who can make other people do what he wants — and who''s wanted big-time because of it.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages, 7.6 × 5.27 × 0.54 in

Published: July 1, 2014

Publisher: SCHOLASTIC INC

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0545503256

ISBN - 13: 9780545503259

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from This book would be great on my top reads book shelf. Gordon Korman will have you under his control with his newest book The Hypnotists. Known for his past series, The Island, Everest and the Titanic Trilogy, Korman breaks from his usual reality fiction with a new series featuring a teenager named Jax who discovers he has the special power of hypnosis. Set in a special school for hypnosis, the book follows Jax as he struggles to deal with his new found powers while a mystery of national importance begins to unravel. I liked this book because it took a normal kid and gave him an extraordinary gift. It jumps straight into the reader learning about Jax’s power and keeps you wanting more so you won’t be able to put the book down at night. It also left me wishing that I had his powers. I like how it breaks from the popular theme of vampires, spies, and magic and ventures into a new theme of hypnosis creating a fresh book for readers to enjoy. This book is great for people that love books with a twist ending to the plot. This book would be great on my top reads book shelf.
Date published: 2013-09-24

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The Hypnotists: Book 1

by Gordon Korman

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages, 7.6 × 5.27 × 0.54 in

Published: July 1, 2014

Publisher: SCHOLASTIC INC

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0545503256

ISBN - 13: 9780545503259

From the Publisher

An all-new, mesmerizing series from the masterful, #1 New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman

Is it a gift . . . or is it a curse? Jax Opus can use his colour-changing eyes to make people do things they don''t want to do. (Only his colour-blind best friend, Tommy, seems immune.) At first, Jax doesn''t know what he''s doing — temporarily hypnotizing friends, foes, and strangers. But then his power pushes things way too far, and his secret isn''t a secret any longer.

Soon Jax finds himself meeting Dr. Elias Mako, who wants him to join a special institute that will teach him how to use his powers. But what will his powers be used for? That''s the big question for Jax as his hypnotic abilities draw him into a conspiracy that will have him racing against time and a mysterious mastermind to save his best friend, his parents, and the entire country.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman comes a fast, fun, and fantastic adventure about a kid who can make other people do what he wants — and who''s wanted big-time because of it.

About the Author

GORDON KORMAN wrote his first novel, This Can''t Be Happening at Macdonald Hall!, when he was only 12 years old. To date, he has written over 70 middle-grade and YA novels, including three titles in the #1 New York Times bestselling 39 Clues series. Gordon grew up in Thornhill, Ontario and now lives with his family in Great Neck, New York. Connect with him at www.gordonkorman.com.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for The Hypnotists:

"I loved the new Gordon Korman book The Hypnotists . . . it kept me on the edge of my seat." —The National Post (Michael, age 9)

"Very original. It''s a great book for anyone who likes fantastic stories, magic, and mysteries. I''m hoping to see a sequel soon. 9/10." —OWL Magazine (Kira, age 12)

"The fast-paced first volume in Korman''s Hypnotists series introduces some historical conspiracies worthy of Dan Brown . . . an entertaining mix of intense action and goofy fun." —Publishers Weekly

"There''s action aplenty, and belly laughs too." —Kirkus