The Second book in The Mysterious Benedict Society series by Trenton Lee Stewart
Synopsis: The Mysterious Benedict Society is up against a new mission, significantly closer to home. After reuniting for a celebratory scavenger hunt, Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance are forced to go on an unexpected search–a search to find Mr. Benedict. It seems that while he was preparing the kids’ adventure, he stepped right into a trap orchestrated by his evil twin Mr. Curtain. With only one week to find a captured Mr. Benedict, the gifted foursome faces their greatest challenge of all–a challenge that will reinforce the reasons they were brought together in the first place and will require them to fight for the very namesake that united them.
When I started reading this one I honestly couldn’t tell where it was going. I couldn’t tell if there was actually danger or if it was all a part of the surprise, kind of like a tricky mission or if he was he actually kidnapped. That got answered closer to the end, but I still couldn’t predict how it was going to end.
Aside from Reynie —he’s a little bit too whiny for my liking— I am loving all of the characters in this series so far! Quickly becoming obsessed with this series and this world. It’s so fun, so cute and so wholesome. The relationships between characters are just so genuine and sweet, you can tell that they all truly care for each other and it’s just so heartwarming.
The story was fast paced and there was a lot of action, drama and a few intense close call type of scenes. There were a few of those super fake sounding convenient timing situations, but not nearly as much as some other young kids books seem to have.
I loved the scavenger hunt vibes that this book had, I think that’s what pushed the story along so nicely. We would get a clue they’d solve it and work on finding the next one and it really made each chapter feel like you got a small victory out of it!
I am really enjoying this series, so far I would absolutely recommend it! Can’t wait to read the next one.
I rate this book
HAVE A FAMTABULOTASTIC DAY