The Mysterious Benedict Society (Non-Spoiler Review)

The Mysterious Benedict Society  by Trenton Lee Stewart

Published by  Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; on April 1, 2008

Genres: Middle Grade , Adventure

Pages: 512

Format: Hardback

Source: Personally bought

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I would give this book 3 for a review.


“Are you a gifted child looking for special opportunities?” Dozens of children respond to this peculiar ad in the newspaper and are then put through a series of mind-bending tests, which readers take along with them. Only four children–two boys and two girls–succeed. Their challenge: to go on a secret mission that only the most intelligent and inventive children could complete. To accomplish it they will have to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules. But what they’ll find in the hidden underground tunnels of the school is more than your average school supplies. So, if you’re gifted, creative, or happen to know Morse Code, they could probably use your help.

My Thoughts:

I really did enjoy this read. I thought the pace of this novel was super fast pace. I thought the end of the book for being so long was a tad confusing but overall the pace of this book was a true highlight. I really did like the rag tag group of heroes that was the focus in this novel. I also really liked the save the world elements and also the school elements. This book was also focused so much on mysteries and clues that it kept me reading. I thought this book was a fun read and how to tackle the other books in this series soon.