Reading: The Mysterious Benedict Society

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I haven’t been so glued to a book like The Mysterious Benedict Society since I can’t remember! Reviews compare Trenton Lee Stewart’s book to Harry Potter books and Charlie and the chocolate factory.

It’s got this wild and mad childlike wonder and brilliance, and an exciting plot that runs along quickly. All the characters are well developed and strong. The madness makes one laugh out loud at times and other times, empathetic towards the children’s mission and (mis)adventures.

It’s also got these adult themes that we don’t think about much in life – that absolute need for control and the subversive messaging that come through our environment.

I can’t recommend this book enough. It’s great! Definitely add it to your reading list.

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