Reviewed in the United States on July 23, 2016. I write middle-grade novels, so I like to read other books in that genre to see what other authors are up to. After a serious betrayal from one of their former … Honesty and kindness are the backbone of the community. Korman has created a fun and creative story that delves into the philosophy of what makes us human and whether or not we are defined by our circumstances. After their narrow escape from their “perfect” hometown, Eli, Tori, Amber, and Malik are finally in the real world and determined to expose the leaders of Serenity. Everyone has everything they need and no one lies. This unique and action-packed story is filled with twists and turns that readers will not see coming. But for how long …? The clues mount to reveal a shocking discovery, connecting their ideal crime-free community to some of the greatest criminal masterminds ever known. Money problems and crime are unheard of. I read this aloud to my class, and they loved it (most agreed it was their favorite read aloud this year). .

This is one of those rare books that everyone in the family loves. Eli is suddenly struck with a paralyzing headache and collapses. Honesty and integrity are valued above all else. . Previous page of related Sponsored Products. Welcome to Mastermind. Eli convinces his friends to help him investigate further, and soon it becomes clear that nothing is as it seems in Serenity. Please try again. MEMS has been committed to global learning long before it became an indispensable feature of contemporary education. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Get the award-winning first book in this funny, action-packed series for boys 9-12. Cheer on Korean American Pippa Park in this compelling chapter book about juggling school, friendships, basketball and a cyberbully in middle school.

The clones of Project Osiris are free—but they’re being hunted. As the clues mount to reveal a shocking discovery, the kids realize they can trust no one—least of all their own parents. Give this and thousands of kid-friendly books with. The thirty kids who live there never lie. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. My son really enjoyed reading this book as part of the 2018-19 Elba challenge. This popular chapter book mystery series for girls age 6-10 keeps young readers giggling and guessing until the last page. The characters experience some hair-raising moments as they scale walls and creep through duct work at the plastics factory - trying to evade the "Purple People Eaters" and discover the truth.

The author masterfully builds up suspense as you come to realize along with the characters that nothing in the sleepy little town of Serenity is what it seems.

masterminds: payback Surviving is hard enough, but the kids of Project Osiris know that they can’t run and hide forever. Eli awakens in the hospital, and the next day, Randy and his family are gone. 1 Star - I hated it 2 Stars - I didn't like it 3 Stars - It was OK 4 Stars - I liked it 5 Stars - I loved it. Randy tells everyone that he is going to his grandparents' house, but he is acting strange and no longer wants to hang out with Eli. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. Something we hope you'll especially enjoy: FBA items qualify for FREE Shipping and Amazon Prime.

Dracula is back and only a misfit half-vampire kid can save us all! Buckle up. Why would he ever want to? This first book in a thrilling new series from the middle grade “mastermind” Gordon Korman is sure to be a hit with his myriad fans... "A terrific page-turner, full of unexpected twists and revelations. Good story. Escape from Monticello (The Virginia Mysteries), The Secret Lake: A children's mystery adventure, Summer of the Woods (The Virginia Mysteries), Forest Explorer (Adventures of Nino and Tenna), The Trespasser's Unexpected Adventure (Crime Stopper Kids Mysteries) (Volume 1), Britfield and The Lost Crown (Britfield Series, Book I), Gr 4–6—Serenity, New Mexico is an idyllic community for all its inhabitants. A wonderful start to what promises to be a thrilling series.—Kristyn Dorfman, The Packer Collegiate Institute, Brooklyn, NY, ★ “A compelling, twisty mystery with a truly gratifying payoff.” (, Who Stole Mr. T? (Leila and Nugget Mystery) (Volume 1), The Fowl Twins Deny All Charges (A Fowl Twins Novel, Book 2) (Artemis Fowl). But as Malik gets pulled into the criminal world — tantalized by hints of a real family — his actions put him and Amber into greater danger.

From the master of middle grade, Gordon Korman, comes the final book in the bestselling Masterminds series — about a group of kids who discover they were cloned from the DNA of some of the greatest criminal masterminds in history. My only complaint is that it ends in a cliffhanger. From bestselling author Gordon Korman comes a thrilling new middle-grade trilogy about a group of kids living in a Pleasantville-type town who discover a dark secret that connects them to some of the greatest criminal masterminds of their time. . Honesty and integrity are valued above all else. Why do we want our kids to mistrust us this way? It is told from multiple perspectives, suspenseful, adventurous, descriptive, and has well developed, likable characters. So they hatch a plan for what could be the greatest breakout in history—but will they survive? Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. This is an amazing book that has you hanging on the edge of your seat! The clues mount to reveal a shocking discovery, linking their ideal community to some of the greatest criminal masterminds ever known. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Proceed to checkout ({qq} items) {$$$.$$}.

The clues mount to reveal a shocking discovery, connecting their ideal crime-free community to some of the greatest criminal masterminds ever known. Eli Frieden lives in the most perfect town in the world: Serenity, New Mexico. Eli has never left town…. There's a problem loading this menu right now. In this idyllic place, every lawn is perfectly manicured and everyone has a pool and a tree house.

But Project Osiris and its enforcers, the Purple People Eaters, are hot on their trail.

This frightfully fun award-winner has big thrills & bigger laughs for boys 9-12. Eli has always been happy with his life and never had any reason to want to leave. Masterminds is the best I've read in a long time. This is the first book in a thrilling new series from bestselling (noncriminal) mastermind Gordon Korman. Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products. It’s so not appropriate to have a 4th grader filled the idea to mistrust their parents in this way. Kids love it. But the outside world isn’t exactly what they expected—strangers aren’t just unfriendly, they’re dangerous. Everyone has a great house, with a pool.