Monday, March 28, 2011

The Mysterious Benedict Society~ Trinton Lee Stuart

In this spell bounding tale you will discover four orphans whose lives mysteriously intertwine through rather mysterious events when they are each drawn to a peculiar ad in the newspaper summoning and challenging dozens of children to undergo a series of mind boggling and rather absurd tests.

The humorous/serious Reynie, Sticky the brainy, Kate the adventurous, and the tiny, extremely grumpy Constance soon find themselves under the care of peculiar Mr. Curtain who always dresses in green and has a serious case of narcolepsy.
The children are given a secret mission that only the most resourceful and intelligent minds can complete. Armed only with their wits, a red bucket of trinkets, friendship and the morse code, can these four complete their impossible task?

Though some might deem this as a merely 'pleasureful read' this delightfully had many Christian morals and character traits. I think it's the biggest reason I like it. The children in the Benidict society aren't your 'perfect' mystery team that run like clockwork. They have flaws that must be worked through and mended. They have to learn to work together. And throughout you can easily identify Biblical commandments kept.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. There were times when I had to stop and re-read a line two or three times. Trenton Lee Stuart does a brilliant job at making you think.

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Can you solve this to find out Mr. Curtain's first name?

Want to join the secret society? HERE is your opportunity.

Indecency: None
Violence: Mild, non-bloody fist fights and scuffles, main characters in peril
Language: None
Age Interest: 12 & up


Shelbi said...

Looks great! I hope our library has this! :)

I really enjoy this blog-- keep posting!!

Mim said...

I just read on your mum's blog about the tornado. I'm so so sorry, and just wanted you to know that I am praying for you and your family. Much love from Australia,
Miriam xx