The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Riddle of Ages (Book #4)

by Trenton Lee Stewart

Hardcover, 2019

Status

Available

Local notes

Fic Ste

Barcode

6556

Collection

Genres

Publication

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (2019), 400 pages

Description

Juvenile Fiction. Juvenile Literature. HTML: The brilliant and beloved gang from the New York Timesbestselling series is back ?? and ready to face new threats, dangerous dilemmas, and irresistible adventures. The Mysterious Benedict Society is a modern classic, drawing comparisons to J.K. Rowling and Roald Dahl, named a Timemagazine "Best Young Adult Book of All Time," and selling over three million copies. Some time has passed since the inimitable quartet of Reynie, Sticky, Kate, and Constance have had a mission together. But with the arrival of a new Society member ?? and a new threat ?? they must reunite to face dilemmas more dangerous than ever before, including the villainous Mr. Curtain and a telepathic enemy tracking their every move, not to mention a dramatically preteen Constance. In its triumphant return, the Society encounters all new challenges, but the series' trademark sly humor, sweet camaraderie, hairsbreadth escapes, and mind-bending puzzles are all as engaging as ever. Fans of the series will be thrilled to see the Society has grown up a little with them, while a new generation of readers will fall in love with this irresistible ser… (more)

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

400 p.; 6 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member bookwren
Very fun to be back with the four Society members, plus one!
LibraryThing member Marypo
Wow. That had to be one of the most unique books in this series. The originality of this series was one of the things that initially drew me in, but the characters kept my interest. I love them all, but Kate stole my heart. She is daring and adventurous, but one of the kindest and caring ones as
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well. She's not abrasive, she skydives, ground-dives, is extremely fast, can pick locks, and is fun to be around. Life is never boring with her.
Another aspect of this book that made it irresistible is the team itself. Rennie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance look out for each other and truly care about each other's well being. Their conflicts weren't immature squabbles, but reflected deep issues they had. I mean, let's face it; they've got evil masterminds against them, who needs drama? It only scares the poor reader (ahem, me) to see their miscommunications. And if love triangles will factor into this series anywhere, I might just have a coronary because I love this band of characters and I'm not not letting anything break them apart. Unfortunately (but fortunately) I'm not in charge. That's inevitable when a cast of characters grow up. They go their own ways, and I can start to see that happening already.
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LibraryThing member Marypo
Wow. That had to be one of the most unique books in this series. The originality of this series was one of the things that initially drew me in, but the characters kept my interest. I love them all, but Kate stole my heart. She is daring and adventurous, but one of the kindest and caring ones as
Show More
well. She's not abrasive, she skydives, ground-dives, is extremely fast, can pick locks, and is fun to be around. Life is never boring with her.
Another aspect of this book that made it irresistible is the team itself. Rennie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance look out for each other and truly care about each other's well being. Their conflicts weren't immature squabbles, but reflected deep issues they had. I mean, let's face it; they've got evil masterminds against them, who needs drama? It only scares the poor reader (ahem, me) to see their miscommunications. And if love triangles will factor into this series anywhere, I might just have a coronary because I love this band of characters and I'm not not letting anything break them apart. Unfortunately (but fortunately) I'm not in charge. That's inevitable when a cast of characters grow up. They go their own ways, and I can start to see that happening already.
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Lexile

830L

Pages

400

Rating

½ (35 ratings; 3.8)
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