I’m a sucker for juvenile mystery novels with heroes either in their pre-teens or teens. They let me live out a childhood fantasy. I’ll leave it at that.
I’m in an unusually non-writing mood so I’ll put my thoughts in bullet points:
- Trenton Lee Stewart’s debut children’s novel succeeds in making children read and making adults feel like kids again.
- The book contains great lessons in vocabulary thanks to the heroes and heroines.
- The action here is more localized compared to 39 Clues which had the protagonists tour the world, yet it is no less sedate either.
- Constance Contraire is one helluva gifted child haha.
- The book makes me want to be part of the Mysterious Benedict Society.
- The book makes me want to study Morse Code.
- The book makes me want to read the other books in the series.
- I want a kid like Reynie as my son.