My nine-year-old son has been reading The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict (The Mysterious Benedict Society) by Trenton Lee Stewart, and he will be reviewing it for all of you.
About The Extraordinary Education of Nicolas Benedict: (From Amazon.com)
Nine-year-old Nicholas Benedict has more problems than most children his age. Not only is he an orphan with an unfortunate nose, but he also has narcolepsy, a condition that gives him terrible nightmares and makes him fall asleep at the worst possible moments. Now he’s being sent to a new orphanage, where he will encounter vicious bullies, selfish adults, strange circumstances — and a mystery that could change his life forever. Luckily, he has one important thing in his favor: He’s a genius.
You can read more about the Mysterious Benedict Society here.
My Nine-Year-Old Son’s Review of The The Extraordinary Education of Nicolas Benedict:
The Extraordinary Education of Nicolas Benedict was an exciting book, because it had a lot of humor and funny stuff in it.
Nicolas Benedict is a young boy, who was adopted. Nicolas solves problems, and he goes on adventure all on his own. He only has two friends, but his friends are good friends and one of them is a girl.
There were some scary parts, but the story ended up good in the end. One of the scary parts was about a ghost named Olive who terrorized Nicolas, but Nicolas made her disappear. Another scary part was a part with spiders, where the spiders made cobwebs under the bed, because Nicolas lived in an old house.
The most exciting part of the book was the end, but I cannot tell you about it, because I do not want to spoil it for you.
It is a long book with 470 pages, but it has a few images in the book, some of them were scary and some of them surprised me. It is a good book to read for tweens and teenagers, and the vocabulary was not too hard to read.
The book was interesting, because the author has a great imagination, and I am very thankful that I got a chance to read the book. The book makes me feel good, because it feels like I can escape into the book, whenever I am upset or sad.
I think your kids will enjoy this book, and you can win a copy right here at my family’s blog.
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Disclaimer: My son received The Extraordinary Education of Nicolas Benedict by Trenton Lee Stewart for the purpose of writing a book review.