I was so excited to see The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart at Barnes and Noble today. The release date of this book has been just as mysterious as the title of the book. After seeing it at B&N I went to Strand and bought it for 50% – very awesome.
I’ve been hearing about this book for quite some time, it first showed up in the Publisher’s Weekly email newsletters months ago. Very happy to now have a copy in my hands. I’ll start it as soon as I finish The Memory Keeper’s Daughter.
Here’s the book description (fyi, this is a young adult book):
“ARE YOU A GIFTED CHILD LOOKING FOR SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES? Dozens of children respond to this peculiar ad in the newspaper and are then put through a series of mind-bending tests. (And you, dear reader, can test your wits right alongside them.) Only four children-Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance-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 labyrinth of the school’s underground tunnels is more than your average school supplies. First time children’s novelist Trenton Lee Stewart takes readers on an adventure that puts friends, family, and foe to the test. Are you up to the challenge?”
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