The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict by Trenton Lee Stewart

9-year-old Nicholas Benedict has a problem. He falls asleep when he gets emotional and sometimes sees an old hag in his sleep and wakes up screaming. Because of this, the director of his new orphanage makes him sleep locked in a faraway room. Nicholas, however, is incredibly clever so he quickly makes a key that allows him to get out of his room at night. He learns about a treasure believed to be hidden somewhere in his orphanage. He becomes determined to solve the mystery and find the treasure.

The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict is the prequel to the three Mysterious Benedict Society books. Instead of many puzzles to solve, there is one huge puzzle in this book. It is fun to try to solve it along with Nicholas. The story is engaging and though it is written for children, it is enjoyable for adults as well. My 8 and 10 year old sons loved it, as did I. I highly recommend this book to people of all ages, but read the other three Mysterious Benedict Society books first!

5 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2016: 127
Pages Read in 2016: 34,809
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