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Masterminds

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Masterminds

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.

Masterminds

Books in this series

by Gordon Korman - Adventure, Children's, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Youth Fiction

Eli Frieden lives in the most perfect town in the world: Serenity, New Mexico. Honesty and integrity are valued above all. The 30 kids who live there never lie --- they know it's a short leap from that to the problems of other, less fortunate places. Then one day Eli bikes to the edge of the city and something unexpected happens. Eli convinces his friends to help him investigate, and soon it becomes clear that nothing is as it seems. The clues mount to reveal a shocking discovery, connecting their community to some of the greatest criminal masterminds ever known. The kids realize they can trust no one --- least of all their own parents.

by Gordon Korman - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Mystery, Science

The clones of Project Osiris are free --- but they’re being hunted....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. They decide to track down Tamara Dunleavy, the mysterious billionaire and founder of Project Osiris. Evading capture by breaking laws and sneaking into houses, hotels, buses, and cars --- are they becoming the criminals they were destined to be?

by Gordon Korman - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Mystery, Science

After a serious betrayal from one of their former friends, the clones of Project Osiris are on the run again. Now separated into pairs, Eli and Tori and Amber and Malik are fighting to survive in the real world. Amber and Malik track down the one person they think can help them prove the existence of Project Osiris, notorious mob boss Gus Alabaster, also known as Malik’s DNA donor. 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.