The Mysterious Benedict Society

and the Perilous Journey

By: Mikayla Dierker

Author- Trenton Lee Stewart

Number of Pages in Book- 440

"Come aboard and join us on a trip around the world that you will never forget!"


After a long year of never seeing each other, the Mysterious Benedict Society is reunited once again at Kate Wetherall's house in Stonetown. Reynie, Sticky, Kate, and Constance think that they are just visiting, but find out that they have a new mission on their hands after finding some clues around the farm. The children find out that Number 2 and Mr. Benedict are missing! The children are sent on this world-wide scavenger hunt that tests each of their talents. After arriving in Naansemegan, they are very close to finding Mr. Benedict and Number 2, but troubles get in the way, such as being captured by the 10 men and almost getting caught by Mr. Curtain! Can these talented children save Mr. Benedict and Number 2, without getting caught? Read to find out!

Point of View

The point of view of this book is in 3rd Person.


One of the themes I found in this book was to not judge a book by it's cover. One of the characters, Constance, was always found unhelpful and useless in the 1st book in the series. But, In this book, Kate, Sticky, and Reynie find her very helpful after finding out that she can predict and figure out patterns. They probably couldn't have solved some of the puzzles without her helping. So, don't judge a book by it's cover, they may be helpful in the future!

Applying the Theme to my Life

My theme, "Don't judge a book by it's cover." can apply to my life in many ways. I meet new people all of the time and at first sometimes I think that they probably aren't nice or that they seem mean. After I actually meet them though, they turn out to be very nice and kind. They aren't mean or not nice, like I thought at first. So this is why you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, they could be good on the inside!