Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Mysterious Benedict...Personality Test?
That's right. I took it today and found out that I am a bit of a "sticky" character. Check it out yourself by following this link: http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/features/mysteriousbenedictsociety/games/personality/game.html
In addition, the site provides opportunities to play games, test your skills and discover your inner genius! I just picked up the book recently and am enjoying in heartily---sort of a combination of Harry Potter and Mathilda by Ronald Dahl (who has a new biography coming out on him shortly, if you're interested; the New Yorker says it's pretty good).
If you've never read the Mysterious Benedict Society, I would give it a try. It's geared towards grades 9-12 but most adults that have read it have enjoyed it as well. And I definitely think the above average intelligent Waterford library tweens could handle it (hint, hint).
Basically the story revolves around Reynie who views an advertisement in a newspaper offering special opportunites for gifted students. Four special children are chosen and must go on a secret mission that only the most intelligent and resourceful children could complete. To accomplish it they will have to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules.
This is an older book, but one that definitely stands the test of time. Go on the website and find out what sort of intellectual you are.....