Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey by Trenton Lee Stewart
Several months after thwarting Mr. Curtain's evil plans, Mr. Benedict creates a world-wide "scavenger hunt" for Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance to test their knowledge, courage, and teamwork. Soon after the children receive his assignment, Mr. Benedict is kidnapped by Mr. Curtain's gang. The children decide to complete Mr. Benedict's mission when they see that the scavenger hunt riddles and Mr. Benedict's kidnapping clues converge.
Stewart's second book in the Benedict series matches the first in wit, suspense, and heart. Readers are privileged to see the bonds of friendship grow even deeper between Reynie, Kate, Sticky, Constance, and Mr. Benedict as each one gains a better understanding of their background. Along with friendship, readers also see that a family bond is not created by blood alone. Together they have created a unique, loving family that supports their intellectual endeavors.