All posts tagged: mystery

Book Recommendation Thursday ~ The Mysterious Benedict Society

  Catch up on the adventures of the Mysterious Benedict Society with The Mysterious Benedict Society Complete Collection. This paperback boxed set includes the four adventures in the New York Times bestselling series: The Mysterious Benedict Society, The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey, The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner’s Dilemma, and The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict. Filled with page-turning action and mind-bending brain teasers, these wildly inventive journeys are sure to delight.

Review ~ Where Things Come Back

Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley Published: May 2012 Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers Genre: Realistic Fiction/YA Lit/Mystery My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (more like 3 1/2, but I gave it 4) Winner of the 2012 Michael L. Printz and William C. Morris Awards, this poignant and hilarious story of loss and redemption “explores the process of grief, second chances, and even the meaning of life.” Kirkus Reviews In the remarkable, bizarre, and heart-wrenching summer before Cullen Witter’s senior year of high school, everything he thinks he understands about his small and painfully dull Arkansas town vanishes. His cousin overdoses; his town becomes absurdly obsessed with the alleged reappearance of an extinct woodpecker; and, most troubling of all, his sensitive, gifted fifteen-year-old brother, Gabriel, suddenly and inexplicably disappears. As Cullen navigates a summer of finding and losing love, holding his fragile family together, and muddling his way into adulthood, a young, disillusioned missionary in Africa searches for meaning wherever he can find it. And when those two stories collide, a surprising and harrowing climax emerges that …