It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. 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. 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 Randy leaves, Eli finds a note that makes him realize this may not be the perfect town after all. If you're a seller, Fulfillment by Amazon can help you grow your business. Eli Frieden has never left Serenity, New Mexico...why would he ever want to? They’re free for now. A page-turning time travel adventure for ages 8-11. Honesty and kindness are the backbone of the community. Eli awakens in the hospital, and the next day, Randy and his family are gone. This is an amazing book that has you hanging on the edge of your seat! Almost instantly, a crew of security—or “Purple People Eaters,” as the kids call them—descend via helicopter. The clues mount to reveal a shocking discovery, connecting their ideal crime-free community to some of the greatest criminal masterminds ever known. What could possibly go wrong? Four best friends, one raging creek. Honesty and integrity are valued above all else. As Eli convinces his friends Tori and Malik to help him investigate Randy’s disappearance, it becomes clear that nothing is as it seems in Serenity. Why do we want our kids to mistrust us this way? I was very impressed with the story. Welcome to Mastermind. Perfect for fans of Stranger Things and James Patterson! Now, separated into pairs, Eli and Tori and Amber and Malik are fighting to survive in the real world. Escape. Now I have to buy book 2! One of these items ships sooner than the other. My only complaint is that it ends in a cliffhanger. Unable to add item to List. Eli convinces his friends to help him investigate further, and it soon becomes clear that nothing is as it seems in Serenity. Wait--there's a sequel, too. Previous page of related Sponsored Products. Please try again. The first book in the action-packed trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman is perfect for fans of Stranger Things and James Patterson. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, Children's Action & Adventure Books (Books), © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Good story. 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 thrilling finale to the New York Times bestselling Masterminds trilogy from middle grade star author Gordon Korman. But for how long …? Evading capture by breaking laws and sneaking into houses, hotels, buses, and cars—are they becoming the criminals they were destined to be? Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Please make sure to choose a rating. With a surprising new ally, and another cross-country adventure, the four will have to work together and overcome the worst parts of themselves if they are going to end Project Osiris once and for all. Eli has never left Serenity . Find all the books, read about the author, and more. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. They decide to track down Tamara Dunleavy, the mysterious billionaire and founder of Project Osiris. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Amazon Barnes and Noble Indigo IndieBound. The kids realize they can trust no one—least of all their own parents. What they find out changes everything and leaves them with just one course of action. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. https://mastermindsgordankorman.fandom.com/wiki/The_Masterminds_trilogy?oldid=2262. It is told from multiple perspectives, suspenseful, adventurous, descriptive, and has well developed, likable characters. Epic Zero: Tales of a Not-So-Super 6th Grader, Monster Problems: Vampire Misfire (Book 1). It’s time to meet their makers! After a serious betrayal from one of their former friends, the clones of Project Osiris are on the run again. Masterminds (Book 3) Share your thoughts Complete your review. I read this aloud to my class, and they loved it (most agreed it was their favorite read aloud this year). Amazon Barnes and Noble Indigo IndieBound. Get the award-winning first book in this funny, action-packed series for boys 9-12. 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. There is no crime in this utopia. You can visit him online at www.gordonkorman.com. The kids realize they can trust no one—least of all their own parents. GORDON ANSWERS THE TOP TEN QUESTIONS KIDS ASK. I recommend this for 5th grade and up. Eli Frieden lives in the most perfect town in the world: Serenity, New Mexico. And if they do, where do they go from there? . Masterminds is skillfully written - alternating viewpoints between characters with clarity and ease. Eli and a few friends begin to uncover secrets and discover that honesty may not be at the heart of Serenity. Eli Frieden lives in the most boring town in the world: Serenity, New Mexico. What they discover will change everything, leading them straight into the Plastics Works and the heart of the experiment, in order to uncover the deadly criminals they’re cloned from—and any evidence that will convince the outside world to believe the truth.