Cricket Readers Recommend

The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma

by Trenton Lee Stewart

This is the third book in a series called The Mysterious Benedict Society. It's about four kids that are smarter than other kids in different ways. There's Kate, she always has a certain red bucket with her that's full of supplies, Constance, who's a really smart 4 year old, Reynie, a 11 or 12 year old who's finished with school, and Sticky who remembers everything he reads. A man named Mr. Benedict, who's a twin and has narcolepsy, brought them together in the first place and made them a team has taken his twin's machine, The Whisperer, to make it into a good thing. Read the book to find out if he succeeds. 

Average: 4.8 (29 votes)
submitted by T.T. S., age 11
(February 22, 2010 - 10:18 pm)

I loved The Mysterious Benedict Society! I read each book at least twice. I met the author. He was very nice.

submitted by Max S., age 10, New York, NY
(March 13, 2010 - 3:24 pm)

You met the author? How was he? What did he do?

submitted by Peri , age 12, memphis
(April 9, 2010 - 4:10 pm)

I haven't read the third book yet, but I'm sure it's excellent. I loved the others!Smile I wish I could meet the author.

submitted by Greta H-M, age 9, Vermont
(April 12, 2010 - 5:07 pm)

I loved these books!!!

I have read all of them, and I wish the author would write more.

You are sooooooooo lucky you met the author!!!

I wish I could meet ANY authorFrown

submitted by Iris H., age 13, Mount Vernon, W
(April 17, 2010 - 12:54 pm)


I really agree with you. The whole seris is great! May I add something? At my libary I was in a book club to vote for the MA young childreen's book of the year, and the first year The Mysterious Benedect Socetiy won!!!!!!!!!!!!Smile(number one in the series)

I recommend The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall. It's about four sisters (Rosalinde,12;Skye,11;Jane,10;and Batty,4). If they were real Jane would get Cricket and Skye would get Muse or Odyssey! Oh-I forgot-I got to meet Jeanne Birdsall!


P.S.:I even named my cat Benedect. 


submitted by Olivia S., age 10, Springfield,MA
(April 30, 2010 - 6:39 pm)

I haven't read Prisoner's Dillemma yet, but I loved books 1 and 2! Even though the characters could be a bit boring...

submitted by Ima
(July 24, 2010 - 1:54 am)

I love this whole series! I recommend it for strong readers ages 8-12. 

submitted by Naomi C., age 11, Westminster, MD
(July 3, 2014 - 7:32 am)