Friday, August 8, 2008

#65 Another Middle School Novel

The Mysterious Benedict Society The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

My review

rating: 4 of 5 stars
I enjoyed this novel. It deals with some serious ideas -- media control, "big brother is watching", etc. It reminded me a bit of the Wrinkle in Time trilogy, particularly when Charles Wallace is on Camzosz(sp?) I don't think it will have wide appeal to my students; while there is quite a bit of action, it's long, has an involved plot, and is definitely written for very strong readers. I will be interested in reading the subsequent novels in the series.

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