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The Mysterious Benedict Society

by Lee Trenton Stewart

The Mysterious Benedict Society is a book of wits, teamwork, self discovery, and danger. One  day an ad is in the paper saying; ARE YOU A GIFTED CHILD LOOKING FOR SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES? It then gives you an offer to take a test. In the end, only 4 orphans pass, Reynie, Sticky, Kate, and Constance. They go on a dangerous mission to save the world. It's a puzzle, and sometimes sad, but altogether it's amazing.


Average: 4.8 (19 votes)
submitted by Aislin S., age 10
(May 27, 2009 - 10:48 am)

My mama read me and my sisters this book she finished about two and a half weeks ago. At first I thought it would be really wierd, but then I didn't want her to stop! I can't wait until the third one comes out! And I hope Trenton Lee Stewart doesn't stop there! I have been on the website, it's pretty cool. My favorite game on it is Save Mr.Benedict, I haven't won yet. My favorite character is Kate Weatherall. I wish I could walk on my hands just like Kate, Iv'e been practicing though.                                                                                                                          


submitted by Hannah P., age 13, Douglasville, G
(May 30, 2009 - 8:55 am)

it is good i read it for a school project and i liked it a lot

submitted by kirby
(July 2, 2009 - 3:53 pm)

What did you do for the project? Or was it just a book report?

submitted by Hannah P., age 13, GA
(July 10, 2009 - 9:22 am)

But they were so... annoying predictable! And all the characters (well, except for Constance) were Sues and Stus!

submitted by Mary W., age 11.51, NJ
(July 11, 2009 - 10:58 am)

Predictable? Really? I didn't think so.

And yes, the characters were Sues and Stus, but I thought that this was one of the  rare ocasions where the author could actually make that work.

submitted by Ima❄❀♬
(January 30, 2010 - 11:55 pm)

Ikr! I've been trying in a pool because it's easier to stay up for longer. I love the way she thinks for that test! I'm a gymnast, so I can do a handstand; I can't walk across a room, though! :D

submitted by Amelia R., age 12, Wisconsin
(August 29, 2016 - 1:33 pm)

I liked the book a lot too!

submitted by Lena
(July 12, 2009 - 7:10 am)

I read The Mysterious Benedict Society and loved it!! When I was done I felt like I had been a part of the team too. I am planning on reading the second one, it came out in October. Trenton Lee Stewart is a really great author.

submitted by Sophie T., age 12, Buchanan, MI
(November 15, 2009 - 5:48 pm)

I love this book. how many books are there?

submitted by Sarah C, age 12, Idaho
(January 8, 2010 - 3:05 pm)

The third one just came out on October 6th. It's called the Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoners Dilemma. The second is called The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey. So there are three books... So far.


submitted by Hannah P. ☺☻, age 13, Georgia
(January 11, 2010 - 2:07 pm)

I thought it was really good! I liked Kate. She is a really good character, and I liked the part about how she had lots of stuff in her bucket.

submitted by Veda H-B, age 11, Washington
(January 12, 2010 - 8:36 pm)

I liked Sticky, and Kate. I want a bucket!

submitted by Ann
(January 17, 2010 - 9:37 am)

They were my favorite characters too! And I can't believe that Constance is...Well whoever read it knows how old she is. I don't want to spoil it for people who didn't.

Great Read!

submitted by Miss Miss, age 12, the world
(August 30, 2010 - 6:54 pm)

I liked the plot!

This was awesome!

The only part I didn't like was the quiz at the back of my copy, to see which character you were most like. I usually love that sort of thing, but this judged you based on how many you got right, not what answers  you chose. They're each better at different things. And just because you a lot wrong, for example, doesn't mean you're most like Constance. They ought to leave that out...

But I loved the books!

submitted by Ima❄❀♬
(January 31, 2010 - 12:03 am)

Yeah...the quiz was weird. I mean, there's a difference between not knowing the answers (which wouldn't necessarily make you like Constance) and answering "Rules and schools are tools for fools" (which definitely would). I didn't like that.

submitted by ZNZ :-)
(February 6, 2010 - 8:06 pm)