This is my mom’s favorite Young Adult series. When I was seven or eight my mom tried to get me to read this book. I started, but after a few pages I just stopped. I’m not really sure why. I decided to start reading it again, and I found out that this series is SO good. This book is really good, and I highly recommend it.
There are four books in the series. The fourth book came out fairly recently. There is also a book with all the puzzles and riddles they mention in the books and a book about Mr. Benedict’s life as a kid. The whole series is amazing (I have read them all now), but this first book is my favorite.
The main characters are Reynie, Sticky (George), Kate, and Constance. The characters are funny, and I really like them. After reading the whole series you feel a special connection with the characters. They are all very intelligent, and some of them have special abilities.
Reynie, Sticky, Kate, and Constance make up the members of The Mysterious Benedict Society. They were chosen from a group of gifted children through a series of tests. They are taken to Mr. Benedict who asked them to help him. An evil man named Ledroptha Curtain is sending thoughts through the television to control people’s minds and thoughts. The only people that can stop them are children who do not watch TV and have minds that like truth. The Mysterious Benedict Society is sent to the Institute (run by Mr. Curtain) to collect information to stop Mr. Curtain.
This book is for 4th-8th graders, but ages above that would enjoy this book too (like my mom).
I give this book 5 out of 5 bookworms.
Lexi, The Reading Rockstar