The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart. Little, Brown Books, 2008.
Carrie at Reading to Know has gone on, and on, and on about the awesomeness of The Mysterious Benedict Society.
So when I found a copy for less than $2 at a home school used curriculum/book sale I laughed out loud and clapped my hands. I knew that I had to take that book home and see what all the fuss was about.
Well, as usual, Carrie was spot on in her review!
The story is about 4 very unique children who use their talents to solve a mystery and save the world. And that's all I'm going to tell you for fear that I'll give away too much.
I'll just say it's a great story. Very entertaining. Clean with nothing to make me cringe. And I read it in a day and a half. I rarely read a book that quickly these days due to the 4 little people that live in my home and demand most of my attention.
So, you should read it. As soon as possible. I have not read this book with my kids or handed it over to them. I think the suspense and tension of the mystery would be a little to much for them right now. But I think a 10-12 year old would have no problems with this story.
Thanks, Carrie, for recommending another great book!
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