• Pages:128
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Series: Orca Currents
  • Themes:humor, hypnotism, siblings, sibling conflict, siblings fighting
  • Available:03/01/2007
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 9-12
  • Reading Level:3.1
  • Lexile:HL550L
  • ATOS:3.4
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:Z
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Rufus and his sister Alexa hate each other at the best of times.

When Rufus's friend Phil manages to hypnotize Alexa, Rufus is ready to enjoy the power. They begin by ordering Alexa to be kind to her parents and Phil. The plan backfires when Alexa sweetly suggests canceling an expensive family vacation in favor of a week at home playing board games. Then Alexa turns on the charm with Phil and suddenly Rufus has to deal with a lovesick amateur hypnotist. Rufus is certain it can't get any stranger until Alexa, still in her hypnotic state, is kind to the brother she's always hated and Rufus is more confused than he's ever been.

This short novel is a high-interest, low-reading level book for middle-grade readers who are building reading skills, want a quick read or say they don’t like to read!

"Hypnotized does its job...A worthwhile addition to any bookshelf."

– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
"In the world of the special needs classroom or for lesser able readers, this book would intrigue and encourage the student to continue reading."
– Resource Links
"The engaging plot...will captivate reluctant YA readers."
"Quirky and funny with a nice sibling-rivalry bent...Very enjoyable."
– Youth Services Book Review
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens   | 2008  |  Commended

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