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The Hypnotists (Hypnotists Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Crazy things happen whenever Jackson Opus is around. When Jackso

Crazy things happen whenever Jackson Opus is around. When Jackson is recruited into a special program for hypnotists, he learns to hone his mind-bending powers, but also discovers that hypnotizing people can be a dangerous business.

Usually I wait a few days after read...
Crazy things happen whenever Jackson Opus is around. When Jackson is recruited into a special program for hypnotists, he learns to hone his mind-bending powers, but also discovers that hypnotizing people can be a dangerous business.

Usually I wait a few days after reading a book to write up my review so that I can marinate on it for a bit, but I finished this book about 15 minutes ago and I feel compelled to write about it - RIGHT NOW! I find Gordon Korman's novels to be really hit or miss. My students and I really enjoy some of his titles, but find others tedious and dull. Hypnotize Me definitely falls into the first category of Korman's works. This is probably my favorite Korman novel ever.

Hypnotize Me opens with page-turning excitement that will grab readers with a firm grip. The first scene is a crazy action sequence that follows a bus careening down New York City's busy streets with the driver under accidental hypnosis. The next sequence follows Jackson's basketball team in the league's championship game. The opposing team's star player can't seem to make a shot. You guessed it -Jackson accidentally hypnotized him.

With an opening like that, even reluctant readers will be jumping in head first. The final third of the book is just as exciting, but the middle section of the novel fades a bit.

In addition to a mostly action-packed plot, what really sold me on Hypnotize Me was that it made me think. This novel is so packed with interesting questions of history and morality - How would the world be different if we could influence other people's thoughts and actions? To what extent do advertising and the media do that already? Is it okay to use manipulation if it's for a good cause?

Bottom line: This book is a great start to a new series. It includes the best elements of Korman's earlier work (adventure, colorful characters) and should entertain middle grade readers.

posted by BooksAplenty on July 17, 2013

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2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Hah well ya know

At BOOK FAIR COOL WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOP 5 STARS

posted by 18800901 on August 10, 2013

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  • Posted July 17, 2013

    Crazy things happen whenever Jackson Opus is around. When Jackso

    Crazy things happen whenever Jackson Opus is around. When Jackson is recruited into a special program for hypnotists, he learns to hone his mind-bending powers, but also discovers that hypnotizing people can be a dangerous business.

    Usually I wait a few days after reading a book to write up my review so that I can marinate on it for a bit, but I finished this book about 15 minutes ago and I feel compelled to write about it - RIGHT NOW! I find Gordon Korman's novels to be really hit or miss. My students and I really enjoy some of his titles, but find others tedious and dull. Hypnotize Me definitely falls into the first category of Korman's works. This is probably my favorite Korman novel ever.

    Hypnotize Me opens with page-turning excitement that will grab readers with a firm grip. The first scene is a crazy action sequence that follows a bus careening down New York City's busy streets with the driver under accidental hypnosis. The next sequence follows Jackson's basketball team in the league's championship game. The opposing team's star player can't seem to make a shot. You guessed it -Jackson accidentally hypnotized him.

    With an opening like that, even reluctant readers will be jumping in head first. The final third of the book is just as exciting, but the middle section of the novel fades a bit.

    In addition to a mostly action-packed plot, what really sold me on Hypnotize Me was that it made me think. This novel is so packed with interesting questions of history and morality - How would the world be different if we could influence other people's thoughts and actions? To what extent do advertising and the media do that already? Is it okay to use manipulation if it's for a good cause?

    Bottom line: This book is a great start to a new series. It includes the best elements of Korman's earlier work (adventure, colorful characters) and should entertain middle grade readers.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2013

    AWESOME!!!!

    AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2013

    Awsome book!

    This book is awsome!I read it in 2 days.I could not stop reading it!I am in to books about hypnotism like this one.Buy this book right now!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2013

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    I just read the sample and i have to buy it!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2014

    The Hypnotist

    OMG!!! I just finished this book and I really hope he makes a 2nd. He HAS HAS HAS 2 make a 2nd book. He left it off at the worst possible part. I will not say it 4 those who haven't read it yet. Anyways there is action, suspense, and keeps u on the edge of your seat until it ends. I would recommend it 100%

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2014

    Awesooome

    Thi sis an awesome book, but its really stupid that theres not a second.one. GORDON KORMAN MAKE ANOTHER BOOK IN THIS SERIES!!!! Oh and the ending really sucks

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2014

    Really good

    This is a really good book except for thhe ending

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2013

    Best book ever

    I love this book so much i read it about
    A million times. Its so adventure and action. And gordan korman is my favorite author

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2013

    WHAT!!!!!!!!??????????

    No more dead dogs comes out on christmas????? Why????

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2013

    I havent actually read this but they probably can review because

    I havent actually read this but they probably can
    review because it isnt for sale at B&N, but is out in other places?

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2014

    Dude Kbuh Dude, numder11 is to long

    Great book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2014

    I agrree

    I agrre the entire book is so interesting im at lost for words but really korman work on freakin endings will ya,cause this sucks but i recomend it 100,000,000,000%

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    Posted February 16, 2014

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    Posted September 28, 2013

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