The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma by Trenton Lee Stewart
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
In this, the third book of the series, the children have grown and learned to value their own talents as well as their friends. Because of the danger, the children are all confined to Mr. Benedict's house to keep them safe. Suddenly Mr. Curtin, Nicholas' evil twin, has manage to take out the power system of Stonetown and the children are the only ones who can save the town. The book is full of riddles and puzzles that the children use their unique intelligence to figure out.
This book explores the early story of Constance and helps the children understand her. I didn't like the fact that she could control minds though. All of the children are gifted in some way, but all of the abilities are natural like having a photographic memory or the ability to solve problems in creative ways. Mind control does not fit and moves the book from a series that profoundly gifted children can relate to fantacy.
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