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The Mysterious Benedict Society

Stewart, Trenton Lee (Paperback - 2008 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Mysterious Benedict Society


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After passing a series of mind-bending tests, four children are selected for a secret mission that requires them to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules.
Authors: Stewart, Trenton Lee
Statement of Responsibility: written by Trenton Lee Stewart ; illustrations by Carson Ellis
Title: The mysterious Benedict Society
Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown & Co.,, 2008, c2007
Edition: 1st pbk. ed
Characteristics: [506] p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
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Report This Mar 23, 2014
  • kaniel2002 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Very good!

I've already read all these boks at least two times already, but i've still put them on hold, these are the best books I've ever read! I still need to read the one about Mr Benedict when he was younger.

Report This Jan 08, 2014
  • Gurjas123 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book was awesome cant wait to read the next one:)

This book was and is one of my favorites. I love how the characters are so different that anyone can relate, but still work together in the best way to save the world.

Report This Sep 30, 2013
  • tahitiantreat rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A wonderful story about a group of "enlightened" children who must pass a series of tests to become part of this mysterious society. Once in, they are part of a diverse team (each person with different, necessary skills) that is charged with nothing less than SAVING THE WORLD. Full of surprises, suspense, and great characters. And I absolutely adore Constance, especially after learning more about her at the very end of the book. You WILL love this book! --thntrt

Woa! Hi green-turtle-775! Fancy seeing you here! Haha. They commented on a book that I am recommending to you all out there- Yes. You. Okay. This book was SOOOO SOOO fun! It was the kind of book I would waste my flashlight battery-and eventually half of my candle-to read at night. I just couldn't stop. So, read it please! The other book I was talking about was 'The Name of This Book is Secret.' Yes. That was the title, no joke. Look it up. It is perfect for readers who love action, and a smart-alec writer, and you can read it to younglings, too! My own video-game addict of a brother liked it too! But, he would just shrug, though, its a good sign from he-who-hates-literature...

Report This Jul 19, 2013
  • green_turtle_775 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Amazing! I loved this book and the sequels that follow!

Report This Jul 14, 2013
  • angiem99 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I reeeeeeally enjoyed reading this book. It was much better than I thought it was going to be and I'm definitely going to be reading the sequels. Very original, I recommend it.

"where the only rule is that there are no rules" - - sounds like JP Morgan Chase?

Report This Jun 30, 2013
  • Blue_Panda_76 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book was so good! It actually encouraged me to learn Morse Code!!

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Report This Mar 31, 2014
  • yellow_cat_1443 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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A group of child prodigies working together to defeat a madman who seeks to become the master of the world. Who wouldn't like to start reading!? When I first saw this book the cover of the book made me think okay, this book might be a little strange and spooky. Was I wrong! This is now one of my favorite books! This is book is full of morally uplifting, well, goodness. A wonderful mystery adventure with plenty of cleverness and humor. I nice clean plot with no lurking evil. There is absolutely no foul or crude language. I've ended up reading this book time and time again(and have now added it to my personal collection!) it's just the type that doesn't get old! This book is good for all ages if you just want to put your nose in a good fast-paced, well developed novel. Younger audiences may become confused as this book has an advanced vocabulary. Now, finally, my summary: This book takes place in a city called Stonetown. There, a young orphan named Reynie takes a series of tests when he sees a strange add offering "special opportunities". He soon meets up with two other kids: one named Sticky, and the other named Kate. They together take another test and meet a girl named Constance. Once they finish they meet Mr. Benedict, a kindly middle aged man with narcolepsy. soon after they intercept a radio broadcast. And before they know it they are on a top secret missions facing one of the world's most brilliant geniuses and mad men! Together they develop their talents and mak life wrong friendships. As they struggle together to save the worldm time is running out! Will they save the world and maybe even more importantly save their friendship? Find out and read the mysterious benedict society by Trenton lee Stewart. Check quotes for a poem from one of this trilogy- I think it's hilarious!

Report This Jun 30, 2013
  • Blue_Panda_76 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The Mysterious Benedict Society is about 4 kids (It's mostly about the kids. There's adults in it too, but it mainly focuses on the children). All of them are accepted after taking puzzling test, that seem much harder than they really are. After being assembled, all of them infiltrate L.I.V.E., a place of evil, to learn of missing agents' whereabouts, to find out what sends out the secret messages, and who's behind all these sinister plots!

a book full of suspence, mind boggling, and wit this is a MUST READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you are 9-12 and looking for a book filled with mind boggling suspense and chalenges to get your brain pumping then the Mysterious Benedict Society is for you! In this great book four gifted children go through numerous tests to proove their skills. After they passed they must go on a dangerous and crazy mission to save the world. Will they make it with their new friendship at stake? Read the book to find out!

Report This Aug 10, 2012
  • kenzb97 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

It was only a peculiar ad in a simple newspaper. Nothing more, nothing less. But for a few hand-picked children, this article was the beginning a series of mind-bending tests and mysterious adventures that would erratically change their lives. Join the Mysterious Benedict Society as they begin to unravel the most difficult mystery they've ever encountered. Their lives, and possibly the fate of the whole world, rest in these children's hands. And who says that children can't save the world? Reynie, Sticky, Kate, and Constance. Out of dozens of very capable children, these four were the ones selected for the special mission of the wise, mysterious Mr. Benedict. The genius had his reasons for picking the children, their amazing IQ, their extreme stubbornness, their logical thinking, and their thirst for adventure. But each child all had one thing in common, and that was the main reason Mr. Benedict brought these four children together. A common ground that made their mission seem all the more dangerous. So, Reynie, Sticky, Kate, and Constance have a choice. Do they accept this dangerous mission, with unforeseen woe and forlorn trials? Or do they go back to the lives they had known and become the simple children they once were? And if some of them do accept, will they be able to withstand the trials before them as secret agents?

Report This Jul 18, 2012
  • soccergirl8 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

After 4 kids pass some nearly-impossible tests, they must go on a mission to stop Mr. Curtain and his Whisperer before he takes over the world.

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  • MissJen rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“Are you a Gifted Child looking for Special Opportunities?” The ad catches the eye of Reynie Muldoon, an orphan who doesn’t fit in at his orphanage one bit thanks to his advanced intellect. To receive his Special Opportunity, Reynie discovers he must take several tests, each more puzzling than the last. During the course of his testing, Reynie meets several other gifted children with unique talents, but it is only when the final group of four has been selected that Reynie discovers what the Special Opportunity is: a chance to save the world. Mr. Benedict has uncovered a plot to brainwash the world using secret messages sent through television and radio waves and only these four gifted children, the Mysterious Benedict Society, have the power to infiltrate the island stronghold of the evil mastermind behind the plot. To save the day, the Society will need all their talents, but more importantly they must learn to work together – and time is running out.

Report This Feb 12, 2010
  • rosepetal16 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book is about 4 unique, gifted children. Reynard Muldoon (Reynie), George Washington(hee hee....Sticky), Kate____(sorry I forgot the name), and Constance Contraire. They have to go through undercover work that no child would ever be able to endure. Will they be able to go through the adventure? Truly amazing!

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Report This Jul 19, 2013
  • green_turtle_775 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Reynie and Sticky looked at each other in awe. Who was this girl?"

control is the key -leodroptha curtain

Report This Jul 18, 2012
  • soccergirl8 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

'''If any child is caught cheating, then he or she will be executed ----'' The children gasped. ''I'm sorry, did I say executed? I meant to say escorted. Any child caught cheating will be escorted from the building at once."'

'' There will be no talking! '' boomed the pencil woman, who entered just then, slamming the door behind her. She strode briskly to the front of the room, carrying a tall stack of papers and a jar of pickles. ''If any child is caught cheating, then he or she will be executed ----'' The children gasped. ''I'm sorry, did I say executed? I meant to say escorted. Any child caught cheating will be escorted from the building at once.

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  • bluebelle11 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

They also knew they must act now or never. 'Tomorrow then,' Sticky said.

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  • bluebelle11 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Reynie did stumble against something which - if seen from a distance and not stared at directly - might resemble a plan.

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  • bluebelle11 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

...and another [question] that required calculating how much time must pass before two speeding trains collided. (This last question Reynie answered with a thoughtful frown, noting in the margin that since the two trains were approaching each other on an empty stretch of track, it was likely the engineers would recognize the impending disaster and apply their brakes, thus avoiding the collision altogether.)

Report This Jan 20, 2011
  • bluebelle11 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One musn't wear striped pants with a checkered shirt, Reynie. In fact, I believe those must belong to a roommate - they're at least a size too big. Also, it appears that one of your socks is blue and the other purple.

Report This Jan 20, 2011
  • bluebelle11 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

poison apples, poison worms

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