Eli convinces his friends to help him investigate further, and it soon becomes clear that nothing is as it seems in Serenity. Eli and Tori get sucked off into even bigger conspiracies as they hunt down Project Osiris's most closely guarded secret — who does Eli’s DNA come from? There are so many fun surprises, you don't want to stop reading! They’re free for now. Please try again. . Reviewed in the United States on July 16, 2018.

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. Something went wrong.

The thrilling finale to the New York Times bestselling Masterminds trilogy from middle grade star author Gordon Korman.

Eli is suddenly struck with a paralyzing headache and collapses.

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I was very impressed with the story. . Almost instantly, a crew of security—or “Purple People Eaters,” as the kids call them—descend via helicopter.

One day though, while on a bike ride past the outskirts of town with his best friend Randy, Eli begins to feel sick.

It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. I write middle-grade novels, so I like to read other books in that genre to see what other authors are up to. Reviewed in the United States on June 14, 2015. On a breakneck journey from Jackson Hole to a maximum security prison—Eli, Tori, Amber, and Malik will stop at nothing to take Project Osiris down. But Project Osiris and its enforcers, the Purple People Eaters, are hot on their trail. Eli Frieden lives in the most boring town in the world: Serenity, New Mexico. This is the first book in a thrilling new series from bestselling (noncriminal) mastermind Gordon Korman. Eli Frieden lives in the most perfect town in the world: Serenity, New Mexico.

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After Randy leaves, Eli finds a note that makes him realize this may not be the perfect town after all.

Get the award-winning first book in this funny, action-packed series for boys 9-12. 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. Learn more about the program. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Tell readers what you thought by rating and reviewing this book. Sooner or later, they’re going to have to confront the people behind the twisted experiment that created them in the first place. Why do we want our kids to mistrust us this way?

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And the wrong move could send them right back into the arms of Dr. Hammerstrom—and trapped in Serenity for good.

You can visit him online at www.gordonkorman.com. Eli awakens in the hospital, and the next day, Randy and his family are gone.

Reviewed in the United States on April 2, 2018. It is told from multiple perspectives, suspenseful, adventurous, descriptive, and has well developed, likable characters. This book is part of a reading challenge for my 4th grader.

And if they do, where do they go from there?

There is no crime in this utopia. If you are looking for a sure win for the whole family, put this at the top of your list. 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. Good story.

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. Somehow Korman puts a fresh spin on familiar tropes. But everything changes the day he and his friend Randy bike to the edge of the city limits.

But for how long …?

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Now, separated into pairs, Eli and Tori and Amber and Malik are fighting to survive in the real world.


Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. . Gr 4–6—Serenity, New Mexico is an idyllic community for all its inhabitants. Gordon Korman published his first book at age fourteen and since then has written more than ninety middle grade and teen novels.

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. There is no crime in this utopia. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. Perfect for fans of Stranger Things and James Patterson!

masterminds: payback Surviving is hard enough, but the kids of Project Osiris know that they can’t run and hide forever.

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The kids realize they can trust no one—least of all their own parents. Favorites include the New York Times bestselling Ungifted, Supergifted, The Unteachables, Pop, Schooled, and the Masterminds series. Condition of this book was beautiful! This popular chapter book mystery series for girls age 6-10 keeps young readers giggling and guessing until the last page.

Awesome book. Surviving is hard enough, but the kids of Project Osiris know that they can’t run and hide forever.

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. Masterminds is skillfully written - alternating viewpoints between characters with clarity and ease.

But the outside world isn’t exactly what they expected—strangers aren’t just unfriendly, they’re dangerous. (Leila and Nugget Mystery) (Volume 1), The Fowl Twins Deny All Charges (A Fowl Twins Novel, Book 2) (Artemis Fowl). This unique and action-packed story is filled with twists and turns that readers will not see coming. Can't wait for the next book in the series! Why would he ever want to? I recommend this for 5th grade and up.