The Mysterious Benedict Society

// July 21st, 2011 // Book Reviews


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 Review:

The Mysterious Benedict Society Book 1 is a great book. It’s about how four kids named Reynie, Sticky, Kate and Constance form a group called the Mysterious Benedict Society. They try to foil an evil mastermind’s plans, Mr. Curtain. They go to The Institute which is Mr. Curtain’s home base. They become students there and find out that Curtain has an evil machine called the Whisperer that can brainsweep people.

My favorite character was Constance because she makes up funny poems. My favorite part was when they took the tests at the beginning. I like it because it has a lot of action and it made me laugh. There are multiple books in the series, so you might like books 2 or 3. Those reviews are coming soon.  I like this book. Read it when you have a chance. Keep up the good work, Mr. Stewart!

2 Responses to “The Mysterious Benedict Society”

  1. What a great review! I’m so proud of you.

  2. Raya Katz says:

    Harrison, I am so proud of you. You writing is beautiful.

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