- Short-listed, OLA Silver Birch Award, Fiction, 2014
- Short-listed, Libris Awards - Young Reader Book of the Year, 2014
- Commended, Parents' Choice Award, Recommended Seal, 2013
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545503259 Paperback
240 Pages | 5.27" x 7.6" | Ages 8 to 12
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545503228 Hardcover
240 Pages | 5.71" x 8.57" | Ages 8 to 12
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545503273 Ebook
240 Pages | Ages 8 to 12
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.
"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
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