Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine and is meant to showcase upcoming books that you can't wait to read.

My anxiously awaited title this week is:

The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict by Trenton Lee Stewart
Series: Mysterious Benedict Society #0.5
Publication Date: April 10, 2012
Publisher: Little Brown
Pages: 480
Genre: Mystery/Adventure
Audience: Middle Grade

From Goodreads:
Before there was a Mysterious Benedict Society, there was simply a boy named Nicholas Benedict. Meet the boy who started it all....

Nine-year-old Nicholas Benedict has more problems than most children his age. Not only is he an orphan with an unfortunate nose, but he also has narcolepsy, a condition that gives him terrible nightmares and makes him fall asleep at the worst possible moments. Now he's being sent to a new orphanage, where he will encounter vicious bullies, selfish adults, strange circumstances -- and a mystery that could change his life forever. Luckily, he has one important thing in his favor: He's a genius.

On his quest to solve the mystery, Nicholas finds enemies around every corner, but also friends in unexpected places -- and discovers along the way that the greatest puzzle of all is himself.

I loved the first Mysterious Benedict Society. The other two? Not so much. So I'm incredibly curious to see how this prequel will fare as part of the series. Will it go the way for the first book or will it fizzle out the way the other two did?


  1. I haven't read the first MBS, but I've heard lots of good things about them. I hope you enjoy this one more than the last two!

  2. This one sounds adorable! Love that cover, too.

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  3. I love how they made the title look on the cover! Really cool. :)

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  4. i've never heard of this one before but i like the cover and synopsis.

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