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The Dragonfly Effect (The Hypnotists #3)

Series: The Hypnotists

by Gordon Korman


Scholastic Press
August 2016


Fiction
Ages 10 – 12 . Grades 5 – 7

Lexile measure: 760L


The government has promised to protect Jax Opus and his family from enemies that want to use his hypnotic power to bring more evil into the world. Jax has reluctantly agreed to be protected. But protection has its price -- and soon Jax learns that if the government is going to help him, it's going to want some help in return.

The reach of Jax's hypnotic talents is especially dangerous because he doesn't have to be looking at people directly to control them. No, he can hypnotize people through video broadcasts -- so a person can be innocently checking a computer, and suddenly have a hypnotic message planted.

Even worse? Jax is not the only person who can do this. He is up against a hypnotic mastermind who has more than a few tricks up his sleeve.

It's a race against time and the power of evil in this heartstopping adventure from #1 New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman.
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Gordon Korman

Gordon Korman is the #1 bestselling author of three books in The 39 Clues series as well as eight books in his Swindle series: Swindle, Zoobreak, Framed, Showoff, Hideout, Jackpot, Unleashed, and Jingle. His other books include This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall! (published when he was 14); The Toilet Paper Tigers; Radio Fifth Grade; Slacker; Restart; Whatshisface; Level 13; the trilogies Island, Everest, Dive, Kidnapped, and Titanic; and the series The Hypnotists and On the Run. Gordon grew up in Thornhill, Ontario and he lives in New York with his family. Visit him online at www.gordonkorman.com.

SELECT REVIEWS:

  • Praise for Gordon Korman's Swindle series:

    "Pure fun from top to bottom." -- School Library Journal

    "Korman again knocks it out of the park . . . interesting, full of humor, and good fun." -- VOYA

    "Goofball-funny and addictive" -- Kirkus Reviews

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