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Mysterious Benedict Society
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I know some of you CBers may have seen me post about this series but if you have read it, or interested in reading it, this is the thread for you! I am excited to see how many CBers have read this series because I have seen no mentions of this book so far!


Cynthia Maple (pen name)  

submitted by Cynthia M, age 11, USofA
(March 17, 2020 - 3:36 pm)

Oh MY GOODNESS!!! I love those books so much. However, I feel like the new one, Riddle of Ages, does no justice to the earlier novels.  The author would have done better just to leave the original trilogy alone.

submitted by PygmyOwl
(March 17, 2020 - 6:41 pm)
submitted by TOPsy Turvy
(March 17, 2020 - 7:20 pm)

I completely agree. I was kind of sad when I figured out they were older, but I fell in love with Tai! I loved that series so much

submitted by Mysterious Miss F, age 13, West Fargo, ND
(March 21, 2020 - 12:39 pm)

K so I have the first 3 books and the prequel and I swear I have read Prisoner's Dilemma & the prequel like over four times each. They are SO GOOD! 

submitted by cerinthe, age 13
(March 17, 2020 - 6:44 pm)

@cerinthe (sorry if I spelled that wrong)

YES!! I have read the first three twice! I also LOVE the prequel!!! (forgot what it was called)

Also, I don't know if you have read this but there is a 'puzzle book' called Mr. Benedict's Book of Perplexing Puzzles  and it is really cool! It has a bunch of riddles and puzzles. Also, there is another book written by Trenton Lee Stewart that is also really good! It is called The Secret Keepers. 

submitted by Cynthia M, age 11, USofA
(March 18, 2020 - 7:43 am)

Ooh, yes, I have the puzzle book, it's pretty cool. Though I don't understand all of it. And Secret Keepers is amaaaazing I actually might like it better than Mysterious Benedict Society. Trenton Stewart is so smart xD

submitted by cerinthe, age 13
(March 18, 2020 - 11:35 am)

Oh, I'm glad someone made this thread! I read the first book and loved it, but I actually never finished the second book because I kinda lost interest in it once there was all this fighting and stuff on the island, and I was really into the other books I was reading at the time. But I might give it another chance. 

submitted by DoodleGirl, age 13, Earth
(March 18, 2020 - 7:23 am)

I would totally recommend trying it again! 

submitted by Cynthia M, age 11, USofA
(March 18, 2020 - 2:33 pm)

@PygmyOwl, I am reading that one now! When I started, I was kind of sad that Renyie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance had grown up like about 5 years (in the 4th book they never specify the ages). As I kept reading, the suspense and adventure made it a little better, but it was still a little off to me. The other books are great though! Not saying the last one isn't 'great' but it's 'good'.


I got the first three books for my B-day a few years ago (the 4th had not come out yet) and I LOVED it! Then I reread them this year so I could read the 4th one. I had forgotten how GOOD IT IS!!!! 

submitted by Cynthia M, age 11, USofA
(March 18, 2020 - 7:24 am)

oh my gosh these books are amazing. 

I agree though, the latest book was unnecessary. Not to be mean but I think the Mysterious Benedict Society was better with just four members...........

Has anyone read Trenton Lee Stewart's other (unrelated) novel, The Secret Keepers?

submitted by Evergreen, age 12 , the Library
(March 18, 2020 - 4:42 pm)

I have read it MULTIPLE times it is SO good!

submitted by Cynthia M, age 11, USofA
(March 19, 2020 - 9:08 am)

Yeah I like the secret keepers though its not as good as the others, and yes the new book in mysterious benidict society was not nearly as good as the others. I cant beileve that Kate doesnt have her bucket!

submitted by IvoryP
(March 20, 2020 - 10:46 am)

I know! And Sticky wants to be called George! It just kind of ruins the nostalgia. 

submitted by Cynthia M, age 11, USofA
(March 20, 2020 - 3:51 pm)

Those are some of my favorite books EVER everyone should read them at least once in their life. They are the best.

submitted by IvoryP
(March 20, 2020 - 10:44 am)

I love the Mysterious Benedict Society!!! I've read all the books! And they're some of my favorite books ever!

submitted by Joel M, age 10, Delaware
(March 21, 2020 - 3:56 pm)