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The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Positive lessons, but more danger than 1st book.

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age 9+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 8+

Great book

Second in the series, still very adventurous, Scary a bit, because Mr. Curtain's,(Mr. Benedict's identical twin brother) soldiers known as Ten men because they can hurt their victim ten different ways. But still good. It does say the ten men curse, but it does not tell you what they said. The youngest member of the society, Constance, they find out she is psychic. Kate did attempt to throw a calulater/bomb at Mr. Curtain and his crew, (that the ten men had set),but then realizes that if she throws it at them, she is as bad as they are, so she through it in the ocean, instead. Another adventure with the society.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
age 10+

Good series - like this author

My sons really enjoys this series. It is one of the few newer kids series that is actually appropriate for kids.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6):
Kids say (17):

You can say the same thing about the second installment of the Mysterious Benedict Society as you could about the first: It doesn't need to be 450 pages long. But once again, the author's indulgence is forgiven by the time you get to the last 100 of them -- the ending is action-packed. And the peril is at the hands of some pretty entertaining villains.

Readers also can't help but love Constance, Reynie, Sticky, and Kate. Constance and her moods are still hilarious, and here she further advances her gifts -- and develops some surprising new ones, too. Kate, with her falcon training and superior dexterity, is a spy in the making like her father Milligan, and they have a sweet father-daughter rapport. Reynie's conscience and quick problem-solving work overtime, and Sticky finds courage and strength he never knew he had. These are wonderful characters you'll want your kids spending hours with, even if they won't be truly riveted until the last act.

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