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"A terrific page-turner, full of unexpected twists and revelations. Buckle up." James PattersonThe first book in a new action-packed series from New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman is perfect for young fans of James Patterson and John Grisham.Eli Frieden lives in the most perfect town in the world: Serenity, New Mexico. Honesty and integrity are valued above all else. The thirty kids who live there never lie they know it s a short leap from that to the awful problems of other, less fortunate places.Eli has never left Serenity . . . why would he ever want to? Then one day, he bikes to the edge of the city limits and something so crazy and unexpected happens, it changes everything. Eli convinces his friends to help him investigate further, and soon it becomes clear that nothing is as it seems in Serenity. The clues mount to reveal a shocking discovery, connecting their ideal crime-free community to some of the greatest criminal masterminds ever known. The kids realize they can trust no one least of all their own parents."

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[A] compelling, twisty mystery . . . [with] a truly gratifying payoff --Booklist (starred review)"

A terrific page-turner, full of unexpected twists and revelations. Buckle up. --James Patterson"

Masterminds is a masterpiece - a mind-bending adventure in a shocking but all-too-possible present, a tale of friendship and ultimate sacrifice with characters who will reach inside you and not let go. It s that rare book that scares you to the core while you re laughing your head off. --Peter Lerangis, bestselling author of the Seven Wonders series"

It s hard to express how much I loved MASTERMINDS without spoiling it. Real characters that make you laugh, twists that genuinely surprise, a plot that reveals itself perfectly. Another instant classic by one of my favorite authors. --James Dashner, bestselling author of the Maze Runner series"

Masterminds takes readers on wild ride with terrific humor, a surprising mystery, and characters you can t help but root for. --Brandon Mull, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Fablehaven and Five Kingdoms"

This tense, fast-paced story will have readers racing toward the cliffhanger ending. --Publishers Weekly"

A fresh premise, good pacing, surprising twists and engaging characters all combine to make this a series worth following. --Kirkus Reviews"

This unique and action-packed story is filled with twists and turns that readers will not see coming. A wonderful start to what promises to be a thrilling series. --School Library Journal"

Praise for UNGIFTED: Touching, without being overly sentimental, Ungifted is a gem for readers looking for a story where the underdog comes out on top. --Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)"

Praise for UNGIFTED: From its lovable-robot jacket art to its satisfying conclusion, this will please Korman s fans and win him new ones. --ALA Booklist"

Praise for UNGIFTED: Donovan has a goofy kindness that charms characters and readers alike The message is tolerance, and Korman expertly and humorously delivers it in an unpretentious and universally appealing tale. --School Library Journal"

Praise for UNGIFTED: Funny and insightful. --Publishers Weekly"

Praise for POP: A brisk, heartfelt and timely novel. --The New York Times Book Review"

Praise for POP: Korman goes straight to the heart. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"

Praise for POP: Thought-provoking. --Publishers Weekly"

Praise for POP: Fantastic Perfectly captures the football experience. --Newsday"

Praise for POP: Funny, poignant and full of football action, POP hits you hard and doesn t let up. --Tim Green, author of the New York Times bestselling Football Genius and Football Champ"

"[A] compelling, twisty mystery . . . [with] a truly gratifying payoff"--Booklist (starred review)

"A terrific page-turner, full of unexpected twists and revelations. Buckle up."--James Patterson

"Masterminds is a masterpiece - a mind-bending adventure in a shocking but all-too-possible present, a tale of friendship and ultimate sacrifice with characters who will reach inside you and not let go. It's that rare book that scares you to the core while you're laughing your head off."--Peter Lerangis, bestselling author of the Seven Wonders series

"It's hard to express how much I loved MASTERMINDS without spoiling it. Real characters that make you laugh, twists that genuinely surprise, a plot that reveals itself perfectly. Another instant classic by one of my favorite authors."--James Dashner, bestselling author of the Maze Runner series

"Masterminds takes readers on wild ride with terrific humor, a surprising mystery, and characters you can't help but root for."--Brandon Mull, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Fablehaven and Five Kingdoms

"This tense, fast-paced story will have readers racing toward the cliffhanger ending."--Publishers Weekly

"A fresh premise, good pacing, surprising twists and engaging characters all combine to make this a series worth following."--Kirkus Reviews

"This unique and action-packed story is filled with twists and turns that readers will not see coming. A wonderful start to what promises to be a thrilling series."--School Library Journal

Praise for UNGIFTED: "Touching, without being overly sentimental, Ungifted is a gem for readers looking for a story where the underdog comes out on top."--Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

Praise for UNGIFTED: "From its lovable-robot jacket art to its satisfying conclusion, this will please Korman's fans and win him new ones."--ALA Booklist

Praise for UNGIFTED: "Donovan has a goofy kindness that charms characters and readers alike ... The message is tolerance, and Korman expertly and humorously delivers it in an unpretentious and universally appealing tale."--School Library Journal

Praise for UNGIFTED: "Funny and insightful."--Publishers Weekly

Praise for POP: "A brisk, heartfelt and timely novel."--The New York Times Book Review

Praise for POP: "Korman goes straight to the heart."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Praise for POP: "Thought-provoking."--Publishers Weekly

Praise for POP: "Fantastic...Perfectly captures the football experience."--Newsday

Praise for POP: "Funny, poignant and full of football action, POP hits you hard and doesn't let up."--Tim Green, author of the New York Times bestselling Football Genius and Football Champ

-[A] compelling, twisty mystery . . . [with] a truly gratifying payoff---Booklist (starred review)

-A terrific page-turner, full of unexpected twists and revelations. Buckle up.---James Patterson

-Masterminds is a masterpiece - a mind-bending adventure in a shocking but all-too-possible present, a tale of friendship and ultimate sacrifice with characters who will reach inside you and not let go. It's that rare book that scares you to the core while you're laughing your head off.---Peter Lerangis, bestselling author of the Seven Wonders series

-It's hard to express how much I loved MASTERMINDS without spoiling it. Real characters that make you laugh, twists that genuinely surprise, a plot that reveals itself perfectly. Another instant classic by one of my favorite authors.---James Dashner, bestselling author of the Maze Runner series

-Masterminds takes readers on wild ride with terrific humor, a surprising mystery, and characters you can't help but root for.---Brandon Mull, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Fablehaven and Five Kingdoms

-This tense, fast-paced story will have readers racing toward the cliffhanger ending.---Publishers Weekly

-A fresh premise, good pacing, surprising twists and engaging characters all combine to make this a series worth following.---Kirkus Reviews

-This unique and action-packed story is filled with twists and turns that readers will not see coming. A wonderful start to what promises to be a thrilling series.---School Library Journal

Praise for UNGIFTED: -Touching, without being overly sentimental, Ungifted is a gem for readers looking for a story where the underdog comes out on top.---Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

Praise for UNGIFTED: -From its lovable-robot jacket art to its satisfying conclusion, this will please Korman's fans and win him new ones.---ALA Booklist

Praise for UNGIFTED: -Donovan has a goofy kindness that charms characters and readers alike ... The message is tolerance, and Korman expertly and humorously delivers it in an unpretentious and universally appealing tale.---School Library Journal

Praise for UNGIFTED: -Funny and insightful.---Publishers Weekly

Praise for POP: -A brisk, heartfelt and timely novel.---The New York Times Book Review

Praise for POP: -Korman goes straight to the heart.---Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Praise for POP: -Thought-provoking.---Publishers Weekly

Praise for POP: -Fantastic...Perfectly captures the football experience.---Newsday

Praise for POP: -Funny, poignant and full of football action, POP hits you hard and doesn't let up.---Tim Green, author of the New York Times bestselling Football Genius and Football Champ

From the Back Cover:

Eli Frieden lives in the most perfect town in the world: Serenity, New Mexico. In this idyllic place, every lawn is perfectly manicured and everyone has a pool and a tree house. Honesty and integrity are valued above all else. The thirty kids who live there never lie—they know it's a short leap from that to the awful problems of other, less fortunate places.

Eli has never left Serenity . . . why would he ever want to? Then one day he bikes to the edge of the city limits and something so crazy and unexpected happens, it changes everything. Eli convinces his friends to help him investigate further, and soon it becomes clear that nothing is as it seems in Serenity. The clues mount to reveal a shocking discovery, connecting their ideal crime-free community to some of the greatest criminal masterminds ever known. The kids realize they can trust no one—least of all their own parents. . . .

This is the first book in a thrilling new series from bestselling (noncriminal) mastermind Gordon Korman.

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