Liked It5 of 5 members found this review helpful
“This is a fantastic book very similar to Lemony Snikket's "A Series of Unfortunate Events", where gifted children have to save themselves (and in this case, also the world...). It combines a nial biting plot with clever puzzles that keeps the reader guessing as to what will happen next....”see full review » see other reviews »
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“I was really expecting more from this book. The first four chapters had me hooked but it was all downhill after that. The book was entirely too long and I think the subject of mind control and world domination kinda shot this book in the foot. I couldn't wait to finish reading the book so I could...”see full review » see other reviews »
“Reynie, Sticky, Kate & Constance are 4 children who come together with their own amazing abilities to help save the worl.
They pass the tests of Mr. Benedict and then determine to go to Nomansun Island where Mr. Curtain is using his "whisperer" to take control of the world. I liked this a lot. A real page - turner. Lots of action, lots of puzzles & more than a little "unbelievable" quality to it, but in a good way. There are more books in the series, but not at all a cliff-hanger ending. Still, I'll read the next one!”
“this book was awesome.The cover looks weird, but it is cool. ”Morning star wrote this review 10 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Great book about trust and friendship.”Elysia wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Definitely a favorite! Loved the Twists and it's so riveting! ”Valerie B wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was such a fun book to read. I especially liked the tests that they had to take at the beginning of the book.”Robin Brunner wrote this review Tuesday, April 23, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Keeps me reading time and time again.”The Good Reads wrote this review Thursday, April 18, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The Mysterious Benedict Society is a group of gifted children, specially chosen by the narcoleptic genius Mr Benedict to help overthrow the plans of evil genius Mr Curtain. There are four children in the group, the protagonist Reynie is great at problem solving, Sticky remembers everything, Kate is a resourceful acrobat, and Constance is, well, surely she's got something to contribute. It's a great group of characters, and they get to solve riddles and puzzles and mysteries, which is fun for readers, too.
This book if full of all sorts of great lessons about teamwork, friendship, determination, perseverance, finding and using your talents, and recognizing and appreciating the talents of others, and many other virtues besides. The book has a little bit of violence, but nothing worse than a fist fight and tranquilizer darts. Overall, it's a fun, easy ride. It's long, but definitely engaging.
Fortunately for me, this novel is illustrated! There is a picture at the start of every chapter. They are black and white ink drawings with some sort of wash, possibly ink. They are a rough, hand-drawn style, with hand drawn lettering and uneven, wobbly line-work, but the style works just fine. Just goes to show that looseness and unevenness and imperfection can be just fine.”
“Excellent introduction to the series. I was through it in about two days; I couldn't put it down. ”Language Arts wrote this review Thursday, April 25, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The book, "The Mysterious Benedict Society," revolves around children kids who've passed a series a tests, showing off their talents. The children are sent to complete a mission, a mission to stop a man from using a machine that has the ability to erase your memory and input messages.”Cameron wrote this review Wednesday, April 3, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No