This weekend I finished The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey, the sequel to The Mysterious Benedict Society that came out last year.
Perilous Journey is much more action packed than the first book. I guess that’s what happens after your enemies know you. You get chased while you’re trying to do the chasing. Very intense. I had to read a few pages of a different book before going to bed because I was afraid I would have crazy dreams.
But it’s the good kind of intense. It’s exciting, and the puzzles and clues keep you on your toes. The four children are learning more about their own gifts. As in the first book, it’s amusing to see how each problem is solved with a combination of their extraordinary gifts. Constance is my favorite of the four in this book.
I recommend this duo, for young adult readers and for adults. Definitely start with the first one.
The Mysterious Benedict Society also has a great website.
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