The Hypnotists by Gordon Korman
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This was such a fun read: the idea that there's a group of hypnotists running around "bending" people to doing things like run for office or give you free food will definitely appeal to middle grade readers. They'll also enjoy Jax's skepticism over why he's so special, because for most people told they're the Next Great Thing there's a tiny inner voice wondering why.
The ending is a little rushed, possibly because we're setting up the next book. What will Dr. Mako and the Sentia Institute get up to next? Who will Jax team up with now? And how did Tommy get hypnotised - it can't have been the eyes, could it?
Copy provided by publisher.