Welcome to Week 1 of the Online Book Club discussion of The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart.
The Online Book Club, if you've never joined us before, is a book discussion group that takes place entirely online. Each week, I write a new blog post that talks about different aspects of the book, and you can interact directly with me and other readers by leaving your comments. Check back each week and see what new topics we're talking about.
The Mysterious Benedict Society is an adventurous story about four children who are recruited into a secret society. Their mission is to infiltrate a school for gifted children to try to stop an emergency from taking over the world. Can four children really help to save the world?
When I picked this book for the Online Book club, there was a series version on Disney+. However, it appears to have been taken down. Check the trailer above to see what the series was like and cross your fingers that it shows back up online or in DVD form!
We'll read the first 13 chapters for next week, so make sure to read those before checking the next blog post! I can't wait to hear your thoughts in the comments!