The Ability

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Delve into the extraordinary abilities of the twelve-year-old mind in this “fast-paced, superhero-tinged spy novel” (Publishers Weekly), the 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.
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About the author

M.M. Vaughan (also known as Monica Meira) lives in the UK. She loves to write, to listen to Janis Joplin, and to embark on adventures of any kind. She is the author of The Ability, Mindscape, and Six.

Iacopo Bruno is an illustrator and graphic designer living in Milan, Italy.

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Publisher
Simon and Schuster
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Published on
Apr 23, 2013
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Pages
336
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ISBN
9781442452022
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Features
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / School & Education
Juvenile Fiction / Science & Technology
Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Adolescence
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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