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The book I have read for the book talk is The Mysterious Benedict Society written by Trenton Lee Stewart. Published in 2007.

"You must remember, family is often born of blood, but it doesn't depend on blood. Nor is it exclusive of friendship. Family members can be your best friends, you know. And best friends, whether or not they are related to you, can be your family" (Pg. 257). Four orphans, a boy named Reynard Muldoon (Reynie), Kate Wetherall, Constance Contraire, and George Washington, mostly goes by the name "Sticky", seek information that have been kept away from them of their past. They try to solve their own mysteries trying to find where their parents are and what the cause of them to disappear. They try to figure out who they really are, each
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Finally, the short girl named Constance isn't the most helpful one out of the group. She complains and never stops being stubborn, though, she has been quite useful to the group from unexpected moments. From the very beginning, the main protagonist is Reynard. He has always been fond of tests and quizzes. One day, his tutor-like-mother comes across a test which advertises for young children who look for a chance in life. He takes this test, but turns out looks that every questions asks about one's personality,asking whether they watch television, listen to the radio, etc. He exempts the test and each level gets harder. He manages to pass every one of them, but as he continues he comes across with 3 other children who have all ended up to be the winners of the tests. The four of them later become friends in the chapters. The four children are escorted to the residence of a man named Mr. Benedict. He believes they can solve a case of a madman who is trying to take over the world by using radio stations to send out subliminal messages to take over the world. This man is known as the evil twin

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