Book Review of
The Mysterious Benedict Society
Dozens of children respond to this peculiar ad in the newspaper and are then put through a series of mind-bending tests, which readers take along with them. Only four children-two boys and two girls-succeed. Their challenge: to go on a secret mission that only the most intelligent and inventive children could complete. To accomplish it they will have to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules. But what they’ll find in the hidden underground tunnels of the school is more than your average school supplies. So, if you’re gifted, creative, or happen to know Morse Code, they could probably use your help.
I have heard a lot of good things about this book, so when I was sick recently, I finally read the series. This first book is fun and different then most children’s fiction that I have read. The characters have there faults, but they are all fun and encouragement in the end. This book is about a group of exceptional children who save the world and from a bond between each other. I do not like the idea of the Whisperer who can steal, penetrate, and talk to peoples minds, but that might be just my opinion.