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The Mysterious Benedict Society
The Mysterious Benedict Society | Trenton Lee Stewart
Dozens of children respond to this peculiar ad in the newspaper and are then put through a series of mind-bending tests, which readers take along with them. Only four children-two boys and two girls-succeed. Their challenge: to go on a secret mission that only the most intelligent and inventive children could complete. To accomplish it they will have to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules. But what they'll find in the hidden underground tunnels of the school is more than your average school supplies. So, if you're gifted, creative, or happen to know Morse Code, they could probably use your help.
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Sydneypaige
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This is adorable! Gang of children, with all the talents that children possess, on a mission to thwart an evil plan. It‘s book one of a series, but it wraps up in a place that you could read this as a stand alone.

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JackOBotts
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This was a delight…makes sense that this library copy is so well-loved and worn. I first met The Mysterious Benedict Society through the Disney+ series, and am delighted to have finally met the source material! My TBR is overwhelming, but I hope to hang out with them again. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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asterese
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All the secondhand books I got this month. 🥰

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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A delightful, old fashioned type of children's story about plucky orphans each with their own set of skills to use to fight evil! Very funny and moving. I love the message to respect children and honour their intelligence and bravery. Constance was my favourite.

Wonderfully read as an #audiobook by Del Roy.

TracyReadsBooks I really enjoyed this book and thought the Netflix adaptation was really fun! 3mo
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @TracyReadsBooks oh fun I didn't realize there was an adaptation! 3mo
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mjtwo
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1 Nov 21-24 Jan 22
Thoroughly entertaining. A review suggested this is a mix of Dahl and Dickens, with more of Dahl‘s whimsy than the Lemony Snicket series. An apt description.
There are brilliant orphans and truly evil villains but also much humour, heroics and triumphs along the way. I am hoping that is where it differs from Lemony Snicket - all might just come right in the end!
A long read for Trix but we have eagerly ordered book 2.

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BiblioLitten
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Children‘s books often have the most kind people, and I love that they do🥰

Reading by the window on a sunny afternoon when it‘s cold outside is one of my favourite thing to do. 🌤❄️
#apricity #currentlyreading

youneverarrived What a gorgeous cover 😍 4mo
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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Just downloaded this #audiobook that was recommended to me by my friend's 12-year-old. Anyone else read this series? #MiddleGrade

Clare-Dragonfly I‘ve read this book a couple of times, but never continued the series! 5mo
Zoe-h It‘s a great first book! But the author clearly wrapped things up with the third book, and then undid all of that and wrote a fourth. But again, the first is amazing! 5mo
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @Clare-Dragonfly if it's worth a reread it must be good! 5mo
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JoyBlue
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Mehso-so

This middle-grade mystery series-starter was OK, but I probably won‘t continue reading the series. Read my full review, including a different series recommendation, here https://debbybrauer.org/#the-mysterious-benedict-society

This is from my December TBR list for #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious

#WrapItUpReadathon @keys_on_fire

keys_on_fire Woohoo for the progress! Boo-hoo for the disappointment :( 6mo
AkashaVampie Have u seen the show? 6mo
JoyBlue @AkashaVampie I haven't! Is it fun? Which channel or streaming service? 6mo
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AkashaVampie @JoyBlue I thought it was good. Haven't seen it all yet. It's on Disney Plus. 6mo
JoyBlue @AkashaVampie I'll give it a try—thanks! 6mo
AkashaVampie @JoyBlue ur welcome hun 6mo
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vumblereads
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This is what happens when I stop by the library AND Barnes and Noble.

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BookBr
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What an excellent caper! The kids were charming and complex, the mystery was just the right amount of twisty, and the language was a delight. The most sinister part was, of course, that the idea of subliminal messaging is completely believable and something we already live with in advertising and media. I would have loved this book as a kid and enjoyed it as an adult. I‘ll be interested to see how the televised version holds up…

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Blh87
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I hate giving up, but I‘m officially bailing. This story is slow and the writing is dry. I really hate bailing on books😕

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Blh87
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I have been trying to read this book for a month…I‘m on page 200 (granted, I haven‘t had a lot of reading time), and I just can‘t get into it. Do I bail?

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BookBr
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Dug this out of deep TBR territory so I could read before checking out the Netflix series. And I do love a good mystery…

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Sara_Planz
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Is anyone else loving the adaptation on Disney+???

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Blh87
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Digging into this one next!

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amill7516
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The Mysterious Benedict Society is amazing! I am re-reading it right now and I love it!

mylifeisbooks I love it! Totally true!!! 13mo
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 #litsywelcomewagon 12mo
amill7516 Thanks! 12mo
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Eggs Great book 📖!! Welcome to Litsy 🥳📚🙌🏻 12mo
amill7516 Thank you!!👩🏻 12mo
Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 11mo
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Cupcake12
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#AwesomeApril Readathon
First goal complete: finish reading the tagged book.
Next goal: make a start on Hook‘s Daughter

Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 13mo
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Cupcake12
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I know so many people have read this book and I am bit late to the party!
Mystery books aren‘t my thing but I actually really enjoyed this.
A great cast of characters, puzzles to solve and mysteries to unfold.
It reminded me of old fashioned children‘s story telling and had a real elegance to it.
This book was definitely a mixture of kid power, an evil villain and quirky in nature.

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sarahgreatlove
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Well, I had been on the hold list for the audiobook of this for over a year, and there are 112 people in it after me - so I definitely took my chance to finally hear this story! Definitely enjoyable, I loved the cast of characters, Kate is clearly my favorite. Definitely belongs in that tradition of books about kids with no parents who team up and solve mysteries. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Nebklvr I loved reading this with my niece 14mo
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Cupcake12
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#thoughtfulthursday
1️⃣ Beth from Little Women. I would have liked to see what she could have accomplished.
2️⃣ Too many to list but recently the endings from: The Boy at the back of the class and Battle of the Beetles
3️⃣ This isn‘t my normal genre of choice but I‘m intrigued to find put what happens further in the book.

MoonWitch94 I totally agree about Beth! Thanks for playing 🌸📖☺️ 14mo
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Cupcake12
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My evening is sorted 📚 🐶 🛌

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Cupcake12
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Looking forward to this one... this has been on my TBR list for a while and I finally got to reserve it at the library.
#hopeitsgood

wordslinger42 I really loved this one! Very quirky and fun 😊 14mo
TheAromaofBooks I love this one but have never seen this cover!! 14mo
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Bookishgal71
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I read this to my fifth grade class. This is a lively mystery that is funny and poignant. My students were laughing out loud, gasping in shock snd even a little nervous. Great, albeit lengthy, introduction to mysteries for 5th-7th graders.

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Honeybeebooks
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Fun adventure. Pacing, tension and positive messaging makes for an exciting and uplifting story for kids. I will definitely recommend this one. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for this kids pick.

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obviateit
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#day5 #forevernovember
“You must remember, #family is often born of blood, but it doesn't depend on blood. Nor is it exclusive of friendship. Family members can be your best friends, you know. And best friends, whether or not they are related to you, can be your family.”

Soozee Lovely photo. Is this your family? 2y
Blackink_WhitePaper Beautiful picture 😍 loads of love to little ones💐🥰 2y
OriginalCyn620 Absolutely true! 2y
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obviateit @Soozee yes, this is us last year. Thank you! 😊 2y
obviateit @Blackink_WhitePaper thank you! 😊❤️ 2y
obviateit @OriginalCyn620 ❤️🙌🏼 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful family ❤️ 2y
obviateit @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thank you! 😊❤️ 2y
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Chittavrtti
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This is the class‘ current read aloud. They‘re loving it.

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GardenJess
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Time to pick up the pace. I‘m having trouble focusing lately, even though I enjoy this read. Symptom of the times I guess? Anyway, I‘m trying to o read more Juvenile fiction this year, and so far this is a good choice.

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emtobiasz
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I finished it! This was probably not the right time for me to read it, though. I wanted to love this book after hearing about it for years, and I can still see why so many do, especially kids who are used to being the smart ones (and often the lonely ones) at school. I adored many of the characters, and would have liked this a lot as an 11 year old, I think. But as an adult it was just. so. long. #middlegrade #kidlit #notforme

TracyReadsBooks My YA focused book group read it, we try to do at least on MG book a year, and to a one we all agreed it was too long and could have benefited from more editing. That being said, it‘s very popular with students. 🤷‍♀️ 2y
BennettBookworm Agreed! 2y
Tianarose Ohh, I am reading this with my son ( he is 9), we are enjoying it so far. 2y
emtobiasz @Tianarose I‘m so glad you‘re enjoying it! I can imagine reading this with the right kid would be amazing. @TracyReadsBooks @BennettBookworm glad I‘m not alone! 2y
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emtobiasz
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I‘ve been avoiding this book (by which I mean, not carrying it around with me as I move from floor to floor). I finally picked it up this evening and read about 80 pages. The story is picking up, but I still resent how long it is. Almost 500 pages in #middlegrade is just not necessary.

MargaretPinardAuthor Oh but it gets so good!! 2y
emtobiasz @MargaretPinardAuthor that‘s good to hear! I‘ll get there, just not as quickly as I‘d like. 2y
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emtobiasz
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Starting this next #middlegrade adventure with my thunderbuddy Olive #kidlit #dogsoflitsy

BiblioLitten How was the book? 2y
emtobiasz @BiblioLitten I‘m about 150 pages in (out of almost 500 😑) and so far it‘s heavier on the adventures and lighter on the puzzles than I was hoping. I know many readers who love these long middle grade reads, but I‘m a fan of briefer fare myself, so I‘m a bit burned out on it, but still hoping to finish. 2y
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Blaire
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I like to read the books my 8 year old is reading so we can talk about them together. I am very much enjoying this one - full of adventure and puzzle solving.

TrishB I loved doing that. I still read books with my kids, but they‘re 18 and 24 so we have different conversations! 2y
Blaire @TrishB yes, it feels like it really opens up different lines of conversation beyond a “how was school today?” basic. And I love that you‘re still doing that! (edited) 2y
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pippejen000
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This book is amazing. Zofia had read it and though I would like it, and turns out it was AMAZING! The book is such a page turner and I am planning on reading the whole series.

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Carolhreads
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5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A really funny sometimes dark middle-grade book. I liked the mixture between fantastical and real-life elements of the story. The children in the story kept me laughing and the villains we're creepy. I am happy I waited so long to read it because all of the books are out now I believe so I will be able to continue on with the story I hope the other characters from this book show up in the books to come in this series.

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Carolhreads
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Starting

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Branwen
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OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚💛 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💛💛💛 3y
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abbychlosta
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“You must remember, family is often born of blood, but it doesn't depend on blood.“

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abbychlosta
The Mysterious Benedict Society | Trenton Lee Stewart

The front cover is what drew me to this book almost instantly. It seems like such a good book and seems to be very interesting. I hope to read it one day.

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abbychlosta
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The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart is a piece of modern fantasy. It was written in 2017. In this story there is an ad asking for gifted children who are looking for special opportunities. This ad attracts a lot of people, but only two boys and two girls are chosen for a secret mission into the hidden tunnels. Within this program the only rule is that there are no rules. Just from the snippet I read it really pulled me in.

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ds111717
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“'I'm afraid loud weeping isn't permitted,' said the pencil woman. 'Please leave the room.'“

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ds111717
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I would use this book in my classroom because it inspires children to use their imagination and creativity about having magical powers.

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ds111717
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The Mysterious Benedict Society written by Trenton Lee Stewart. Chapter 1 p.1-28. This is a series of books about a group of children who have unique powers and gifts. These children are recruited by Mr. Benedict, who suffers from narcolepsy. Mr. Benedict sends these kids to a school to learn about evil tricks to take over the world. I would classify this book as Magical Powers because of the kids who have powers and science fiction.

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EadieB
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Day 13 - #Mysterious #FallIsBooked #TheMysteriousBenedictSociety #TrentonLeeStewart

I do own this book and I have to get to it soon as it does look very interesting!

mcipher We liked this a lot - and the Carson Ellis illustrations are just awesome. She‘s so great. 3y
EadieB @mcipher Thanks for the info! Can't wait to read it! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚🙌🏻 3y
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dragondrool This is one I tried hard to get into, but it never clicked for me. The kids at school like it, though. 3y
EadieB @dragondrool Interesting! Some books just don't work sometimes. I've had books that everyone loves and I just can't get into it. That's why ice cream comes in so many flavors. lol 3y
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻😊📚 3y
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julesG
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@DeweysReadathon

Okay, I signed up. ☺️

1) I'm in Germany. It's a few minutes past 10am at the moment.
2) continuing reading the tagged book
3) need to get groceries first😑
4) no plan
5) with my two kids

#reversereadathon #survey