The Mysterious Benedict Society, Trenton Lee Stewart

Some smart kids take a test to see how they smart they are, and it turns out they’re smart enough and nice enough to win the prize of infiltrating an Ominous Institute and finding out what the super evil scary man is plotting!  That’ll teach you to be smart and nice, kids!  Anyway, they meet a nice, nice man with narcolepsy, and he tells them how there is an evil, evil man (who also has narcolepsy, as it turns out) trying to control everyone’s minds, and they have to go infiltrate his school and foil his plans.  They all agree to do this, and then they have all sorts of adventures at the school.

Meh.  It was fine.  A lot of these books, I regret not having read as a child, but in this case, I don’t think I would have loved it that much as a kid either.  Oh well.

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