The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart is a 485-page softcover published by Little, Brown and Company, 2007. The cover has a small crease along the bottom edge. Inside, a previous owner's name is written in ink of the front end page. There are some creased pages towards the back. Else, the pages are clean and unmarked and the binding is solid.
Are you a gifted child looking for special opportunities? When this peculiar ad appears in the newspaper, dozens of children enroll to take a series of mysterious, mind-bending tests. (And you, dear reader, can tst your wits right alongside them). But in the end just four very special children will succeed. Their challenge: to go on a secret mission that only the most intelligent and resourceful children could compete. With their newfound friendship is at stake, will they be able to pass the most important test of all?