The Ability (The Ability, Book 1)

 
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When the Minister of Education steps up to speak to the students at Perrington School, nobody expected him to seemingly lose his mind in the process.  This event brings together a group of government leaders, to include the head of MI5 (think CIA in America) and they decide that it's time to bring back the Myers Holt Academy and begin to train another group of gifted young people to use their telekinetic abilities.  They are the only hope against whatever or whomever just controlled the mind of the Minister.

Enter twelve year old Christopher Lane. He's gotten kicked out of school, lost his father and now his mother is deeply depressed.  He is about to be chosen as one of the six students who will need to sharpen their abilities and use their unique powers to possibly save the world.

Read alike:  The Cherub Series Sequel: Mindscape

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From the publisher:

Delve into the extraordinary abilities of the twelve-year-old mind in this thrilling start to a middle-grade series that expands the possibilities of power.

No one has any confidence in twelve-year-old Christopher Lane. His teachers discount him as a liar and a thief, and his mom doesn’t have the energy to deal with him. But a mysterious visit from the Ministry of Education indicates that Chris might have some potential after all: He is invited to attend the prestigious Myers Holt Academy.

When Christopher begins at his new school, he is astounded at what he can do. It seems that age twelve is a special time for the human brain, which is capable of remarkable feats—as also evidenced by Chris’s peers Ernest and Mortimer Genver, who, at the direction of their vengeful and manipulative mother, are testing the boundaries of the human mind.

But all this experimentation has consequences, and Chris soon finds himself forced to face them—or his new life will be over before it can begin.

978-1442452008   336 pages  Ages 10-13

Sequel:  Mindscape Read Alike: Six by M.M. Vaughan

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