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Chenghao Meng November Wikitastic Book Review Illustrator: Carson Ellis Number of Pages: 524 ISPN: 9780316057776.

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2 Chenghao Meng November Wikitastic Book Review

3 Illustrator: Carson Ellis Number of Pages: 524 ISPN:

4 Main Characters Reynard "Reynie" Muldoon is an eleven-year-old boy living at Stonetown Orphanage. He is exceptionally talented at problem solving, logical deduction, and reading people's emotions, and his brains have resulted in the assignment of a special tutor, Miss Perumal. Reynie looks between the lines, observing and questioning, and gets past most obstacles by finding the "puzzle" within the situation. He is described as an especially average-looking boy with average brown hair, average pale complexion, and average clothes. George "Sticky" Washington is a dark-skinned boy with a bald head. He is also eleven. He has a prodigious photographic memory and a talent for speed-reading. He is, however, timid and nervous and resorts to polishing his glasses in stressful situations. He ran away from his parents because they forced him into academic competitions and because he later had reason to think that they no longer wanted him around at all. Kate "The Great Kate Weather Machine" Wetherall is a twelve-year-old girl who is resourceful and athletic, possessing extreme agility skills and dexterity bordering on the superhuman. She has fair hair and skin. She carries a bucket containing various items, including a Swiss Army knife, a flashlight, a pen light, rope, a bag of marbles, a slingshot, a spool of clear fishing twine, one pencil and eraser, a horseshoe magnet and a spyglass disguised as a kaleidoscope. She is very cheerful and optimistic. Kate's mother died when she was a baby, and she believes that her father abandoned her. Later on, she joined a circus. However, towards the end of the story, it is revealed that Milligan, whose memory had been destroyed by the evil Mr. Curtain, is Kate's long-lost father. Constance Contraire is a small, extremely intelligent, precocious, stubborn and often unpleasant girl. She has the ability to write clever and whimsical poems, and her ultra-sensitive mind is also the most severely affected by the hidden messages transmitted by the Whisperer. She is shown at the end of the book to be 2, but she still argues, 'I am almost three'. Ledroptha Curtain is the antagonist of the story and the head of the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened (L.I.V.E.). Mr. Curtain created the Whisperer and other inventions in order to brainwash all the world's minds, as part of a scheme in which he will control the world and be declared "Minister And Secretary of all The Earth's Regions" (M.A.S.T.E.R.) Partway through the story, he is revealed to be Mr. Benedict's twin brother. He uses a modified wheelchair to get around, due to his narcolepsy, a condition he shares with his brother. However, unlike his brother, his narcolepsy is triggered by anger, whereas Mr. Benedict's narcolepsy is triggered by happiness and laughing. Mr. Benedict is the person who started the whole thing. He is the one who wants to stop Ledroptha Curtain's Whisperer. He has narcolepsy like his twin, which is triggered by feeling strong emotion. He is very reluctant to let the children go on a dangerous mission, but when reminded there is no other way, he lets them go. He leaves a note to the reader at the end of the book saying that to find his first name, "if you are acquainted with the code, the I assure you that the answer lies within your grasp. "The key word in the note to the Reader is "code" and the phrase "answer lies within your grasp." In hardback versions of the book, a Morse Code sequence appears on the inside of the book jacket underneath the author's name and blurb, literally where a typical reader would be holding the book. In paperback versions, there is a Morse Code sequence on the back cover of the book, underneath the plot description. His real name is Nicholas Benedict

5  Stonetown Harbor  The Monk Building  Mr. Benedict’s Office  Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened (L.I.V.E.)  Stonetown Harbor  The Monk Building  Mr. Benedict’s Office  Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened (L.I.V.E.) Main Settings

6 Main Summary After seeing a newspaper article addressed to children with special gifts, eleven-year old Reynie Muldoon goes to a center where he and many other children take a written test with many strange questions relating to logic, bravery, etc. He is the only one in the room to pass this exam, and, after all the other children leave, he is invited to yet another center for more tests. He goes there the next day, and meets Rhonda, a distressed girl who lost her only pencil for the test. Reynie breaks his pencil in half to give Rhonda to use, and Rhonda offers him the answers to the test they're about to take. Reynie refuses this, and walks into the testing area. There, he and many other children sit in separated desks, each getting a test. All of the test questions are impossibly hard Reynie notices, some of the other children even start to cry. But Reynie realizes that each of the question's answers have questions in different part of the tests that give the answers. Reynie realizes it is all just a big puzzle. After Reynie qualifies he, and the other members of the Mysterious Benedict Society, discovers that Mr. Curtain, the principle of the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened (L.I.V.E.), is trying to erase the memory of the world for some strange reason. They helped Mr. Curtain by going undercover for him into the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened (L.I.V.E.) to discover Mr. Curtains purpose. Inside the Institute the children see strange people. The first things they were told are: Every thing here is backwards (which made L.I.V.E. E.V.I.L)and if you are the top students of classes, they can became a Messenger who can enjoy special opportunities. The lessons are strange. Communicating with Mr. Benedict with Morse Code. They told Mr. Benedict the purpose of Mr. Curtain is to control the world and destroy his enemies. The children manage to stall Mr. Curtain's plan, allowing Mr. Benedict to shut down the Whisperer, Mr. Curtain's machine which allows him to transmit the hidden messages. Though Mr. Curtain is still at large, the children share a party together with Constance, who is celebrating her birthday, although her birthday is actually a month away.

7 Main Summary After seeing a newspaper article addressed to children with special gifts, eleven-year old Reynie Muldoon goes to a center where he and many other children take a written test with many strange questions relating to logic, bravery, etc. He is the only one in the room to pass this exam, and, after all the other children leave, he is invited to yet another center for more tests. He goes there the next day, and meets Rhonda, a distressed girl who lost her only pencil for the test. Reynie breaks his pencil in half to give Rhonda to use, and Rhonda offers him the answers to the test they're about to take. Reynie refuses this, and walks into the testing area. There, he and many other children sit in separated desks, each getting a test. All of the test questions are impossibly hard Reynie notices, some of the other children even start to cry. But Reynie realizes that each of the question's answers have questions in different part of the tests that give the answers. Reynie realizes it is all just a big puzzle. After Reynie qualifies he, and the other members of the Mysterious Benedict Society, discovers that Mr. Curtain, the principle of the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened (L.I.V.E.), is trying to erase the memory of the world for some strange reason. They helped Mr. Curtain by going undercover for him into the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened (L.I.V.E.) to discover Mr. Curtains purpose. Inside the Institute the children see strange people. The first things they were told are: Every thing here is backwards (which made L.I.V.E. E.V.I.L)and if you are the top students of classes, they can became a Messenger who can enjoy special opportunities. The lessons are strange. Communicating with Mr. Benedict with Morse Code. They told Mr. Benedict the purpose of Mr. Curtain is to control the world and destroy his enemies. The children manage to stall Mr. Curtain's plan, allowing Mr. Benedict to shut down the Whisperer, Mr. Curtain's machine which allows him to transmit the hidden messages. Though Mr. Curtain is still at large, the children share a party together with Constance, who is celebrating her birthday, although her birthday is actually a month away.

8 … … Solve The Following Morse Code And Click The Following Picture To Get To A Page Where You Can Find A Place For You To Enter Your Password. If You Got It Right, Then You’ll Be Able To View Exclusive Information:

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