Mind Games

Mind Games

Level: Secondary

Series Title: Expressions

Subject: Literature

ISBN: 978 976 638 167 7

Pages: 172

Age Group: 12 - 14 years

Published: 2016

Mind Games tells the story of 11-y-o Matthew whose mother died a few months earlier. As he tries to come to terms with this loss, Matthew longs for his father who he believes abandoned him and his mother. He now lives with his aunt who makes it no secret that she is just doing her duty by having him live with her and uses every opportunity to criticize his father. Adding to these other odds stacked against him, Matthew now attends a new school where he becomes the target of bullies due to his short stature.

However, Matthew is no ordinary boy. He has a supernatural ability that he is careful to keep secret. Matthew has the uncanny ability to influence people’s thought processes, sometimes unintentionally. To defend himself against the bullies, Matthew is eventually forced to use his special power.

The story turns deadly when some boys become aware of his powers, befriend him and coerce him into playing dangerous games of criminal mastermind.


Olive Peart
describes herself as a people watcher and enjoys trying to figure out what motivates others. Her works of fiction include young adult novels The Intruders and Linked. Her other published book for children and young adult is Life After High School Traits That Help & Traits That Hurt.

Key Features

  • Exciting, enthralling plot
  • Effective dialogue
  • Smooth flowing narrative
  • Detailed and clear descriptions

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  • Unexpected twists and turns
  • A gripping storyline
  • Compelling characters