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The Hypnotists (Hypnotists Series #1)
     

The Hypnotists (Hypnotists Series #1)

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by Gordon Korman
 

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An all-new, mesmerizing adventure from the masterful Gordon Korman! Jackson Opus has always been persuasive, but he doesn't know that he's descended from the two most powerful hypnotist bloodlines on the planet. He's excited to be accepted into a special program at the Sentia Institute -- but when he realizes he's in over his head, Jackson will have to find a way to

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An all-new, mesmerizing adventure from the masterful Gordon Korman! Jackson Opus has always been persuasive, but he doesn't know that he's descended from the two most powerful hypnotist bloodlines on the planet. He's excited to be accepted into a special program at the Sentia Institute -- but when he realizes he's in over his head, Jackson will have to find a way to use his powers to save his friends, his parents, and his government.

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With powerful bloodlines on both sides of his family, Jackson Opus's hypnotist talents clearly originate in his genes. What is less clear, however, is how his special gifts can be used to protect those who loves and his homeland. An arresting new fantasy by Gordon Korman, whose dozens of books include two 39 Clues novels.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545503273
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
07/30/2013
Series:
Hypnotists , #1
Sold by:
Scholastic, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
324,713
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


Gordon Korman is the author of THE 39 CLUES BOOK 2: ONE FALSE NOTE, which debuted at #1 on the NEW YORK TIMES bestseller list, and THE 39 CLUES BOOK 8: THE EMPEROR'S CODE. Gordon has written more than sixty books for kids and young adults, including ZOOBREAK, SWINDLE, and SON OF THE MOB, as well as the On the Run series and the Island, Everest, Dive, and Kidnapped trilogies. A native of Ontario, Canada, Korman now lives with his family in Long Island, New York.

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The Hypnotists (Hypnotists Series #1) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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%
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just read the sample and i have to buy it!
BooksAplenty More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a really good book except for thhe ending
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was OK
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This wasn't the greatest book for me. I wish there was more surprises in the book. At first it captivated me because Jax was a hypnotist, but then I started snoozing through the book. This would have been a lot better if Jax actually went to a lot of places to do his research on Dr. Elias Mako. All he did was hypnotize people to tell him answers. This was not the greatest book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a big fan of his wrting, but this story was expensive, and was compleatly unsatisfactory.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jackson Opus is a teenager who does not know he has bloodlines from the two best hypnotists on the planet. When Jackson gets accepted into a new school, he is really exicted. As the story goes on, Jackson discovers who he really is just in time to save the world and the government. Another great story by Gordan Korman! I would recommend this book to anyone who likes suspensful, adventure, and science fiction books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good book I love how it really tells you what is happining. Totaly woth buying and reading!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a professional clinical hypnotist, and I work with a number of doctors and therapists to help people. I am appalled at the author's lack of knowledge of what hypnosis really is. No hypnotist can make a person do anything against his will, or against his moral code, and the implication that a hypnotist could do this is an insult to a very respectable profession. The author clearly has no idea what he is writing about, and he should be ashamed of himself. His book is especially odious because it's directed at young people who have no experience with hypnosis, and don't realize what a powerful tool it is to help people with their problems. I'm also disappointed that Scholastic Books would publish such foolishness. In all my years as an educator, I had come to respect them as a reputable publisher -- but now that they're published a book that is so totally erroneous, I've lost respect for them as well. Both the author and the publisher should be ashamed of their ignorance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I havent actually read this but they probably can review because it isnt for sale at B&N, but is out in other places?