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Book Report: The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner’s Dilemma

So. Having read the second book back in March, I finally remembered to nab The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner’s Dilemma from our local public library. It was… OK. Not great. The clever idea of having the Bad Guy come up with clever puzzles for the kids to think they were solving in order to lure them into a trap was a good one, but the puzzles weren’t very good, and frankly it was crazy that the kids didn’t spot the trap from the moment they found the first scrap of paper. Hmph.

Still, there were fun bits, and funny bits, and I must say I was very pleased to have the whole three-book arc pretty much wrapped up. Mr. Stewart didn’t preclude another book, but he provided closure if there isn’t going to be another book. Although I should add that my Perfect Non-Reader wants there to be another book, and she is presumably the intended audience, the one likely to spend her Chanukah Gelt at that part of the bookstore.

Tolerabimus quod tolerare debemus,
-Vardibidian.