The Secret Keepers by Trenton Lee Stewart

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Fans of The Mysterious Benedict Society (2007) will welcome Stewart’s latest puzzling adventure, whose seemingly ordinary hero proves quite extraordinary.
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A New York Times Bestseller!
By the author of The Mysterious Benedict Society, this heart-pounding mystery adventure is laced with magic and humor.
When Reuben discovers an extraordinary antique watch with a secret power, his life takes an intriguing turn. As one secret leads to another, Reuben finds himself torn between his honest nature and the lure to be a hero.
Now he is on a dangerous adventure--full of curious characters, treacherous traps, and hairsbreadth escapes--as he races to solve the mystery before it is too late. With fearless Penny, mighty Jack, and the wise Mrs. Genevieve on his side, can Reuben outwit a sly villain called The Smoke and save the city from a terrible fate?
In this ingeniously crafted novel, acclaimed author Trenton Lee Stewart invites readers to join the adventure, decipher the clues, and ask themselves the question: Is knowing a secret a gift or a curse?
 

About Trenton Lee Stewart

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Trenton Lee Stewart is the author of the New York Times bestselling Mysterious Benedict Society series as well as Flood Summer, a novel for adults. He lives in Arkansas with his wife and two sons. Carson Ellis received her BFA from the University of Montana and has established a loyal following for her artistic collaborations with the band the Decemberists. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
 
Published September 27, 2016 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 513 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books. Fiction
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Kirkus

Good
on Jun 22 2016

Fans of The Mysterious Benedict Society (2007) will welcome Stewart’s latest puzzling adventure, whose seemingly ordinary hero proves quite extraordinary.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
on Jun 20 2017

He doesn’t shy from putting the children in true danger, both physical and moral, keeping readers on tenterhooks until the final page.

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NY Times

Below average
Reviewed by Edward Carey on Nov 11 2016

There are some genuinely haunting and ingenious moments as the three young heroes combat the villain in his moldy mansion. And yet I could not help feeling that Reuben did not quite become the extraordinary character he should have been, nor that Stewart’s novel found its true brilliance.

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