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Trenton Lee Stewart

Forfatter af The Mysterious Benedict Society

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Trenton Lee Stewart was born in 1970. He graduated from the Iowa Writer's Workshop and wrote the adult novel "Flood Summer" in 2005. He has since become a children's novelist with the three part series - "The Mysterious Benedict Society" - which includes "The Perilous Journey" and "The Prisoner's vis mere Dilemma." He also teaches creative writing. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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Værker af Trenton Lee Stewart

The Mysterious Benedict Society (2007) 8,693 eksemplarer
The Secret Keepers (2016) 681 eksemplarer
Flood Summer (2005) 20 eksemplarer

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Stories of Secrets, Magic, and Surprises Digital Sampler Pack (2014) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer

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Read this one because I saw a series or maybe movie of it is coming to Disney . Warning: this review has MAJOR spoilers so don’t read ahead of you don’t want things ruined.

Fun book about kids acting as secret agents at a school for the “exceptionally gifted” where a Big Bad has plans to brainwash everybody.

Good - but then it became uncomfortably real when the brainwashing plan started to sound just like Trump and Fox News! I was NOT expecting that, let me tell you. (And this book is from 2007 so it’s not intentional.)

Seriously - does this sound like the modem GOP to you?



“The Emergency is the first step,” Reynie said, thumping the paper. “Mr. Curtain thinks fear is the most important element in human personality, remember? It’s why the Whisperer has so much appeal to Messengers—it soothes their fears, and Mr. Curtain uses that to motivate them. So what if he created a fear, a fear everyone would hold in common, a fear the entire public would share?”

“The fear that everything is hopelessly out of control,” Kate said. “Exactly! Then his next step would be to soothe that fear with just the right message. The Messengers all love the Whisperer with a passion, right? Well, Mr. Curtain intends to make it so that everyone in the world will feel the way Messengers do!” “Everyone will love the Whisperer?” Sticky said. “No,” Reynie said. “Everyone will love him.””

— The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
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hmonkeyreads | 277 andre anmeldelser | Jan 25, 2024 |
I mostly liked this book, although it dragged a bit in the middle, the characters were interesting and bit unusual, and the plot fairly dystopian. I really liked the literary references, like the Pippi Longstocking character and the dark themes and references to George Orwell's 1984. Despite this it is clear why this book is very accessible to youth readers and so popular with the tweens.
 
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mslibrarynerd | 277 andre anmeldelser | Jan 13, 2024 |
Story: 7.5 / 10
Characters: 8.5
Setting: 8
Prose: 7.5
 
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