Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma

  I recently read The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma, the third and final book in the trilogy. The story focuses on extraordinarily smart kids Reynie, Sticky, Constance, and Kate. When the power goes off in the city of Stonetown, the children investigate and problems begin to arise. Out of the books, I'd say this is my second favorite, the first being my least. The books gradually got better, although the plot isn't as strong as the second book, which remains my all-time favorite of the series. This book is filled with action, and closes the series nicely. The book reeled me in within the first chapter, and I was hooked until the end. I liked the description in the book, and thought it did a nice job describing everything. There wasn't much character development in this book, but a few things are revealed at the end. 

Sometimes the book got a little dull, but the book picked up pace and the story gradually got more exciting. I am pleased with the series, and glad that I read it. I'm looking forward to the prequel series, with hope that it will answer a few more questions. I give this book a 4/5.


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