Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Hypnotists

Cover image for The hypnotists
The Hypnotists
By Gordon Korman
Scholastic, 2013. Fiction. 232 p.

Jackson Opus has unusual eyes.  They change color when his emotions change, which allows Jackson to sometimes hypnotize people.  Jackson is recruited by a foundation of hypnotists and begins intensive training to learn to control his power. The foundation claims to have the betterment of mankind as its goal, but Jackson begins to wonder about their real motives when the director asks him to do something unethical. It is only when he begins to express his hesitations that he realizes how much he is under the director's power. Suddenly Jackson is in a race to save himself, his family and the fate of the whole country. Gordon Korman has created likeable characters with interesting ethical questions in a fast paced, nail-biting thriller that will leave you eager for book 2.

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