But I had heard a tremendous raving from a friend about The Mysterious Benedict Society. I promised I would check it out from the library.
Lo and behold, hardly an hour later, my sister calls me up.
"Hey, I found a book on Amazon with tremendous ratings. Everybody loves it! I thought maybe Sam would like it. It's called The Mysterious Benedict So--"
"YOU'RE KIDDING ME!!"
She wound up getting it since I told her someone else had loved it.
So I noticed Sam reading it about a week back. I got a tad curious yesterday, finally, and started reading it. You know, just finding out why Sam HADN'T PUT IT DOWN.
He would still be reading it this very minute, quoting from it for me.
If he could get back from me.
"Okay, I get it. You love this book. Isn't there anything in this post that's REALLY about the book?"
I can hear you, oh yes. In fact, I am getting a little impatient myself, so here is the synopsis from the book.
"ARE YOU A GIFTED CHILD LOOKING FOR SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES?"When this peculiar ad appears in the newspaper, dozens of children enroll to take a series of mysterious, mind-bending tests. (And you, dear reader, can test your wits right alongside them.) But in the end just four very special children will succeed. Their challenge: to go on a secret mission that only the most intelligent and resourceful children could complete. With their newfound friendship at stake, will they be able to pass the most important test of all?
WELCOME TO THE MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY.
How does all that sound? For some reason, it makes me think of Emma...ya know, just a little thinking involved in the book, is why.
I wish I could write out the first chapter to you right now. But I don't think I should. I think you should get it from the library yourself.