A review by courtneyfalling
The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey by Trenton Lee Stewart

adventurous fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated


I liked this reread a little more than the first book in the series, mostly because it started delving deeper into the main characters' personalities and friendships. Also some interesting middle-grade philosophy on whether people are fundamentally wicked or redeemable. But the speed was still really fast and I'm not forgiving this series for buying into such an obvious ableist trope
with the "reveal" of Mr. Curtain actually being an ambulatory wheelchair user

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