The Mysterious Benedict Society

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9780316057776
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A good book!!
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Reader reviewed by Maggie

       The mysterious Benedict society is a great book, i could hardly put it down!  With this as the first of a series, I reckon that the other books will be great too. 
      
       This is the story:  there are four children, all orphans.  There names are Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance.  They all take a series of tests that evaluate if they are good enough for a man that wants gifted children looking for special opportunities.  They are the only four that pass all the tests.  As they meet Mr. Benedict, (the man) they learn more about what Mr. Benedict wants them to do. 

        Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance travel to Nomansan island where a school, called the institute is.  The owner of the institute is called Mr. Curtain, who is very evil.  Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance are like secret agents for Mr. Benedict, they try to find out what Mr. Curtain is up to.  They are almost caught many times, they are caught a couple of times too.  But they never give up, just like Mr. Benedict has asked them to do.

         This was a truly good book and i never once put it down until I was finished.  If you are a person that likes mystery, adventure, and action, I recommend this book to you.  This was a great book and I encourage others to read it.

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Reader reviewed by moonymaster

This book was a lot of fun for me to read. Some of the puzzles had me spending significant amounts of time thinking about what the answers could be. It isn't the most serious or enlightened book I have ever read but it is definitely worth reading. Not only is it an easy read but its a page turner as well. I think anyone of any age would enjoy this book.

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Geek kids go Bond
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Reader reviewed by Kristen

I must say that while I didn't fall instantly in love with this novel,
it had its quirks and interesting plots that kept me reading along
until the end. I found this book a great mixture of humor,
action/adventure, and mystery. You couldn't help but wonder about the
characters and their strange behaviors.

It's nice to see a nerdy
secret society that still involves peril, but also involves thorough
thought. I loved what each of the four members brought to the table and
how their skills worked together. I feel like such a teacher/librarian
reviewing this, because I'm seeing all these aspects of great
bookclubbing for kids with this book.

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Funny/Adventurous dream
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This book is the best ever! I read until 3:00 in the morning every night until I finished it! It took me about a week. It's so exciting. Reynie is my fave character because he stops and thinks and leads everyone else. I like Constance's jokes too. Especially the one where Kate had to drop her marbles so she couldn't be found out she'd sneaked around, and Constance said,"Poor Kate, She's lost her marbles". That made me laugh out loud for a full 5 minutes that did. I reccomend this book to everyone from young to old. It definetley reaches my favorites.
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A good laugh and keeps you reading for more adventure!
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Reader reviewed by Wolf Girl

I agree very much with Amanda! It kept me reading late too. It is one of my favorites and couldn't stop turning the pages. It gives you a fun time, but you're really anxious about the story and the chapters are so inviting that you'll never stop reading it no matter how tired you are. I was kind of sad when it ended, not that it was a sad ending of course, (although I don't want to give it away)but I was sad there was no more story to read. I just want to forget it and read it all over again feeling the fun and excitement. But I am getting the Mysterious Benedict Society and the perilous journey, and I think that will be just as cool. I don't know WHERE Trenton Lee Stewart gets it from. Try the book! Its fantastic!
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One of the best books of the year!
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Reader reviewed by Amanda

Another delightful children's book from the shelves at our library! This is probably one of the best books I've read this year and I believe it's the first in a series, which, of course, puts a big smile on my face. I love series books and I know this one can make it big.


The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart follows 4 children, Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance, that are all orphans of a sort. The children participate in taking a series of tests to determine if they are right for very mysterious positions that requiring "gifted children looking for special opportunities." Once chosen for this society (and only these 4 are chosen), they begin learning more about what their leader, Mr. Benedict wishes for them to accomplish.


The children set off to Nomansan Island, where a very peculiar school resides, under the leadership of a Mr. Curtain. The children must go undercover to the school and find out just how and why Mr. Curtain is planning to take over the world, as well as foil the plan. The children get into all sorts of scrapes and mishaps along the way, but always stick together, as true families do.


This book really is going to get big in the children's fiction world. I loved this book and stayed up quite late just to finish it all. The characters are fantastic and deep and extremely well contrived and the plot is unique and fast-moving. Definitely a page turner. If your child enjoys Harry Potter, the Spiderwick Chronicles, or A Series of Unfortunate Events, he or she will love this book. It's clean in language and a wonderful selection for bedtime reading. I really did enjoy this book and hope more people will pick it up in the future.
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A great new series!
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Reader reviewed by Amanda

Another delightful children's book from the shelves at our library! This is probably one of the best books I've read this year and I believe it's the first in a series, which, of course, puts a big smile on my face. I love series books and I know this one can make it big.


The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart follows 4 children, Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance, that are all orphans of a sort. The children participate in taking a series of tests to determine if they are right for very mysterious positions that requiring "gifted children looking for special opportunities." Once chosen for this society (and only these 4 are chosen), they begin learning more about what their leader, Mr. Benedict wishes for them to accomplish.


The children set off to Nomansan Island, where a very peculiar school resides, under the leadership of a Mr. Curtain. The children must go undercover to the school and find out just how and why Mr. Curtain is planning to take over the world, as well as foil the plan. The children get into all sorts of scrapes and mishaps along the way, but always stick together, as true families do.


This book really is going to get big in the children's fiction world. I loved this book and stayed up quite late just to finish it all. The characters are fantastic and deep and extremely well contrived and the plot is unique and fast-moving. Definitely a page turner. If your child enjoys Harry Potter, the Spiderwick Chronicles, or A Series of Unfortunate Events, he or she will love this book. It's clean in language and a wonderful selection for bedtime reading. I really did enjoy this book and hope more people will pick it up in the future.
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