The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict

Review Date: 05/24/2018 Stewart, Trenton Lee Series: The Mysterious Benedict Society
Generally Acceptable
Grades: 5 - 8
Teen
A prequel to the Mysterious Benedict Society series. Story about the sad childhood of the founder and how he overcame many obstacles to succeed. Bullies in orphanage are terribly cruel to boy and the others go along with it out of fear besides one boy who stands up to them.Boy decides that cook and housekeeper are in love, but isn't sure how to help them admit it- nothing much happens between them other than stuttering, stammering, and being red in the face when they talk to each other. Boys befriend a deaf girl- nonromantic negiah. Language- shut up. nitwit, moron, blasted, idiot, stupid, dumb.