Wednesday, August 1, 2012

August 2012: The Mysterious Benedict Society


For August’s Book Club, we read The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Steward. Here were our thoughts…

If I could change one scene in the book, it would be:

Cam: I wouldn’t change anything about the book.

The character I wouldn’t want to share a bunk bed with is:

Cam: Constance because she’s pudgy and annoying.

If I could be a character from this book it would be:

Cam: I would want to be Kate because I want a bucket with everything in it. I want to Rainey because he’s a leader and he’s cool (and I like his hair) and I want to be Mr. Benedict because he’s smart and psychic-y.

Were you confused by anything in this book?

L: In the beginning, I was wondering why Sticky is all bald and why Milligan seems so sad. Also, is Milligan a shape-shifter?

The one character I would want to happy forever is:

C: I hope that Constance is happy forever.

Please rate this book from 1-5, with 5 being the best:

C: 4 ½

Create your own “Society”. What would it have in it?:

C: I would make a Society  of soccer players consisting of my friends. It would be called Society of Cool-y Cooperative Extravagent Runners (S.O.C.C.E.R.). We would play soccer. If we were in England we’d play football. If you got bored of soccer, David Beckham would come from a secret passageway in order to motivate you.

Any more thoughts?:

I felt bad for Constance because she’s annoying but then people were won over because she finally yelled out something that made sense. This often happens with characters in books.

I think that Mr. Curtain’s plan is very well-thought out and planned in advance. He didn’t know what was going to happen but he was ready for it. The Benedict Society is going to kick some butt.

The book for the next Book Club meeting is The Aviary by Kathleen O'Dell. We will be meeting on Wednesday, September 5th.

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