The Mysterious Benedict Society
The Mysterious Benedict Society is an incredibly compelling book. The great illustrations on both the cover and every chapter just seem to tell you “Hey, this is an interesting book!” And they don’t lie. If the characters weren’t so likable, the action would be almost too much for me. The eviltastic baddies do a lot of evil things. And don’t forget the mindbending twists, like a certain character’s revealed age at the end, and the baddest of all baddies’ secret identity.
The evil genius’ evil plan is obviously influenced by popular culture, (Brainwashing? That’s so new) but has unique differences. The evil plan is also a bit of a commentary. It’s about being brainwashed by tv and radio. Obviously, the author doesn’t really like the news. One more thing; there are moral dilemmas. Noooooo….. It happens every time. You have a great story, everything’s there, and then you implant those in there? Oh, when will it end? Overall, though, this is a great book. Read it!
(If you’re an adult, you may not want to. Though it’s made for kids, the twists are interesting enough to at least skim through. If you have kids, steal their copy and read it. At the very least, read a synopsis.)