The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is a great book for kids and adults. I am using it for homeschooling. The book is about 4 extremely gifted orphaned children who answer an add for exceptional students. Each of the children is exceptional in a different way and they work for the mysterious Nicholas Benedict to enroll in a sinister school also for orphans. They are able to avert disaster while using their extraordinary talents.
Nicholas Benedict, whom they work for, suffers from narcolepsy as does the headmaster of the school they have infiltrtated. Both are apt to nod off in times of excitement, strong emotion, and danger. I did a little reading on the disease and the book is quite accurate on it's effects.
The story is fanciful but still plausible...if here was such a thing as a Benedict Society...and such a dastardly plot. In other, the reader knows that the story couldn't possibly be real, but if it was, this is the way it would happen.
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