The Hypnotists

The Hypnotists

Book - 2013 | 1st ed.
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Twelve-year-old Jackson Opus is descended from two powerful hypnotist bloodlines, but he has just begun to realize that he can control other peoples' actions with sometimes frightening results--especially when the head of the Sentia Institute plans to use Jackson for his own benefit.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780545503228
Characteristics: 232 p. ; 22 cm.


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Jan 06, 2018

it is a story about a person named Jax/Jackson Opus that has a powerful mind bending ability
and lives in NY. later on, he gets recruited by evil dr. Elias Mako. he uses Jax/Jackson Opus's hypnotizing ability to make everyone vote for the same person.

Aug 08, 2017

This is a wonderful exciting book that had me on the edge of my seat for the whole time. The book is about a boy in New York who gets recruited by an organization called Sentia. He gets told that he is a descendent of very famous hypnotizers, and he has the same ability. I would recommend this book for anyone aged 9-14, as it is a great book written by an even better author. The book also has some added humour to make it even more enjoyable. Overall, this book is a very good read I highly recommend it.

Jun 24, 2017

In this thrilling and mysterious series by my favorite author, a middle-schooler discovers that he has powers that he used to believe only belonged in cartoons and fake onstage acts. Now suddenly hurled into the world of hypnotists (aka mind benders) he has taken to like a moth to the brightest lamp and has accepted the mentorship of Dr. Elias Mako, the most respected figure in New York City. But things get tricky and what his powers are going to be used for, only Jax can decide what is more important. The lives of his loved ones, or the right thing? The series will take you on a bullet train through the world of mind benders and will be sure to catch your attention as you look up from the book and realize it is 3 o’clock in the morning.
- @KingofTales30 of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

May 08, 2016

Good book, The only problem is the cliff hanger ending. What happens to Tommy? (unless there's going to be another book about Tommy. If THAT book has a cliff hanger, then I'll quit life*)

*that's metaphorical

vpl_childrens Dec 08, 2015

Interest level: ages 10-12. Jackson has always been able to persuade people to do what he wants. Little does he know he’s the descendant of two of the most powerful hypnotists in history. When he starts attending the Sentia Institute to learn how to control his power, a thrilling adventure ensues.

Nov 06, 2015

haven't finished it yet, but by reading all the comments it sounds really good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nhan Cao
Jan 23, 2015

Another great book on hypnotism by Gordon Korman

Dec 04, 2014

this is my favorite gordon korman book so far.It has everthing: the humor, the action,the cliffhanger/sad need to read'll be glad you did. : )

Nov 16, 2014

The Hypnotists, by Gordon Korman is about a boy who can make you do what he wants. Jackson Opus is a hypnotist, and only is colour-blind friend Tommy seems to be immune to it. He is hired to go to the Sentia Institute to learn to improve his ability to hypnotise people. There is some action and it is pretty humourous. We would recommend it for ages 8-12.

Sep 30, 2014

Excellent book, he's done it again, I hope that I don't have to wait long for the next one.

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