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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)

I loved this book!!!!!!!!!!!

I have also read his 2nd and 3rd books!

I hope he writes a 4th!!!!!!!!!!!!Laughing

submitted by Iris H.
(February 6, 2010 - 11:59 pm)

Bendict Society Spoiler alert! I agree with Mary, it was annoyingly predictable. I mean like once they said that Mr. Curtain looked liked Mr. Benedict, I immediately thought of twins. The only thing I did not see coming was Constance was 2. I didn't think that Millagain was Kate's father, but I thought that he would have to do with one of the character's past, and all the characters were too perfect and predictable, but all the characters were like that so I got used to it...I was severely let down. I mean everyone told me it was a simply Marvolous book, and as it was 400 or so pages I thought, well if anything it ought to be complex. i thought it quite monotonous. I mean for me everything was predictable, and it was like, ok, this is getting old, the same struggles keep happening.

Elizabeth H

P.S. i do not plan on reading the other ones

P.P.S. i liked kate & renie the  best, but that is not saying much for this set of charecters

P.P.P.S. I don't think the author should have gotten all the kids reunited with their familys/ and or adopted, it makes everything to goody goddy

submitted by Elizabeth H
(February 8, 2010 - 11:27 pm)

The first book was quite predictable. My favorite character is Sticky.

submitted by S. E., age 10 2/3, Woburn, Ma
(June 12, 2013 - 5:51 am)

I love that book! at first I despised it, but after a few years, (yes! THAT long!) I read it again, and I loooovvved it!

submitted by Muffin's twin. Cooki, cricket country
(July 28, 2014 - 1:55 pm)

YESSSS I LOVE THOSE BOOKS! Is there another (thousand!!) Reynie fans?? Or is it just me?

Kate says gdii! I think she's in love with Reynie (shhh don't tell anyone!)

submitted by #sherlocklives, age 13, Wisconsin
(April 4, 2016 - 6:03 pm)

I've read all of the books so far and they are AWESOME!

submitted by LovelyAlpaca, age 9, Portland,OR
(July 31, 2016 - 1:01 pm)

This book series is amazing! Reynie, Sticky (real name George Washington [LOL]), Kate, and Constance are so relatable! It's an amazing fictional adventure series! I highly recommend these to everyone! 


Ok, Bye! :) 

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

I love this series!

submitted by Leeli
(November 20, 2016 - 1:35 pm)

I just want to say all of you people who are like; that was good but predictible um...... SO WHAT!!!!! If i didn't like every book that read or every show that i watched because it was predictible i would like about ONE thing. So yeah. I just needed to say that.

submitted by ELIZBETH , age 11, grand island ny
(February 6, 2017 - 4:51 pm)

I really like this series but I don't like the prequel and first book as much as the rest of the books in the series but they're still really good. And by the way they're a series that you have to read in order except for the prequel. And just warning you the beginning of the first book is really slow and boring but just keep on going and it will get better.

submitted by Squid, MI
(May 9, 2017 - 2:57 pm)