Tuesday, March 29, 2011

booktalk tuesday

Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

IndieBound Description: "Are you a gifted child looking for special opportunities?"
When this peculiar ad appears in the newspaper, dozens of children enroll to take a series of mysterious, mind-bending tests. (And you, dear reader, can test your wits right alongside them.) But in the end just four very special children will succeed. Their challenge: to go on a secret mission that only the most intelligent and resourceful 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.

As our heroes face physical and mental trials beyond their wildest imaginations, they have no choice but to turn to each other for support. But with their newfound friendship at stake, will they be able to pass the most important test of all?

Welcome to the Mysterious Benedict Society.

My thoughts:Lots of fun! Action, adventure, and exciting mystery--what more could one want? These books are a bit long so might not be for the reluctant reader, but for the undaunted student who likes a nice thick book this is sure to be favorite!

4 comments:

Jillian said...

I LOVE THESE BOOKS! I actually *am* a gifted student, so these books were perfect for me. I love it!

Clair said...

I will have to look for this book in my library.

Grace Lin said...

This is a super fun book series! I can't wait for the next one.

Logan said...

I just finished reading this book! I loved every minute reading it, and I actually felt like I was in the story as the fifth member of the Mysterious Benedict Society. This grippin plot is unique in so many ways, and leaves the reader grasping for more. This book is so well written, it makes me want to write, and the characters were so well developed that I saw them as real people. Whenever I would take a test at school, I would picture myself as a character, and take the test like they would have. I would do anything I could to get inside the story and to live through what these characters "lived" through. I gues I could go on and on about this book and it's greatness, but I am finding that this book is too good for words!