Friday, 16 October 2015

   The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart 

The Mysterious Benedict Society follows four extremely gifted children; Reynie (Reynard) Muldoon, Sticky (George) Washington, Kate Wetherall, and Constance Contraire (Hopefully I spelt their names correctly). All four of these children pass a series of tests at the beginning of the book which leads to them attending this weird school (I can’t remember the name) where they go undercover to find out the cause of some mysterious messages that are being transmitted. These messages are being transmitted through the T.V. and radio however no one realises this. The messages have a bad effect on those that hear them which is why whoever is sending the messages has to be stopped before it is too late which is why the children are there; to stop them before it’s too late.


This book got extremely slow towards the middle and it didn’t really pick up again till the end however I promise you it is still worth the read. The plot was really interesting, the characters were great (especially Constance) and the mix of different personalities in all the characters leads to funny and sometimes relatable situations. The writing style reminded me a lot of what I think you would get if you mixed a Roald Dahl book with Lemony Snicket’s ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’.

‘The Mysterious Benedict Society’ is very easy to read and understand (I would recommend it for ages 9+). It also has some good messages for younger readers such as don’t lie or cheat.

Rating: (5 stars beginning, 3 stars ending) Overall 4 stars.

Other than that I don't have much to say about this book.
Have a nice life!

Till next time,
Erin xoxo.

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