Friday, May 27, 2011

The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey by Trenton Lee Stewart

Title: The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey (Book 2 of the series)
Author: Trenton Lee Stewart
Reviewer: Karen
Genre: MidGrade Fiction
Rating: Adore
Alerts/Warnings: none that I can recall
Premise: "Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance, all graduates of the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened and members of the Benedict Society, embark on a scavenger hunt that turns into a desperate search for the missing Mr. Benedict." (King County Library System)
Opinions: I've read some reviews about this book that discouraged me. Some people criticize that this story is just not believable. In my opinion, suspend reality and just enjoy it. I loved reading more about Reynie, Sticky, Constance and Kate as they travel the world trying to save their beloved mentor, Mr. Benedict, from his evil twin Mr. Curtain. They must fight against the Ten Men - so called for the number of weapons they tend to use - and search out clues for Mr. Benedict. Along the way the fearsome four must also overcome issues within themselves that may stop them in their endeavor if not overcome - ego, trust, etc. So in spite of some other negative reviews, I still personally highly recommend this book.

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