The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma

Book review by Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Not as inventive as first two books, but still great fun.

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 8 reviews

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age 9+

My favorite in the series!

I can not believe CMS would give this three stars! It is full of adventure, and it is fast paced and fun. A lot more action than the other two, but still good for any kid with a thick skin. Children get kidnapped, and that could be a bit distressing to little ones, but they are not harmed. A must-read!

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age 9+

Fantastic book

Third in the series, a bit scary, Constance the youngest in the team what's to be adopted, Mr. Benedict can't find her papers so he can legally adopted her, they also find out that she telepathic. She also wants to know her past, and how she got to the library where she was living be for she came to Mr. Benedict . She gets mad at him and runs away, the new parents of the society have to go and find her before Mr.Curtain and his crew do. The rest the society have to stay in the house to protect them, but they are the only ones who can find her. The children did get kidnapped and kate got out to get help, but she got cot and hung upside down by one of the ten men. There is a pair of gloves that Mr. Curtain uses on Reynie that shocks him for a second. Milligan the bodyguard that protects the children, throws himself of the roof of a building onto one of the ten men that is trying to harm the children and breaks almost all the bones in he body, he does survive.

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Too much violence

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