Thursday, May 20, 2010
The Mysterious Benedict Society *****
By Trenton Lee Stewart
MAY BE DIFFICULT FOR YOUNG READERS TO COMPREHEND ***
A very clever series, and very clean, at that! This one starts out slow, but gets really exciting at the end. When a strange ad is placed in the newspaper, dozens of children rush to answer the call. A test with impossibly mind-boggling questions single out four children; Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance, who are remarkably intelligent and resourceful children. Together they embark on a secret mission that is a battle of courage and wits. Can this newly found society of friends survive?