Absolutely. The characters each have strengths that compliment each other. This makes the Mysterious Benedict Society stronger than its parts.
Roald Dahl books come to mind because the children take the lead in the adventure. In some ways it is like the first Harry Potter, but without the magic and fantasy. The kids are fighting a mysterious evil. They go to a school for the exceptional students. Three of the main characters are orphans, as was Harry Potter. They have a kindly adult watching out for their welfare.
Reynie was my favorite, as he is most like me in his problem solving strategies.
Absolutely. It nearly killed me when each chapter ended and I needed to put it away for the day.
It is so good that I have purchased the next two in the series to read in hardcover. I may have to buy them from Audible as well. I really enjoy the performance of Del Roy. It is like having a favorite adult read an almost hypnotic, mesmerizing story to you.
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