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Dec 23, 20205 out of 5 stars
An amazingly addictive read, the creativity of the author is the core of this novel. It focuses on a boy named Reuben living in a bleak urban city, where an evil force led by a man referred to as “the smoke” has the authority, overpowering…
Sep 24, 2020
I enjoyed this kids book. The characters are amazing. Rueben has to try to save the city from "the Smoke" who controls the city. He finds a mysterious watch that the Smoke wants very badly. As he learns how to use it he meets new…
Aug 29, 20204 out of 5 stars
I would rate this four out of five stars. This is an amazing mystery-style book for tweens in which a kid named Reuben finds an old-fashioned clock watch with mysterious properties. This was one of my favourite books as a kid. The writing…
Aug 6, 2020
This is a great mystery-like novel that kids from 8-teens would like. The book takes place ina dystopian like city, where the main character(s) ;) have to accomplish some sort of mission regarding something the main character(s)…
Jul 21, 20205 out of 5 stars
WARNING: big plot twist ahead!
Jul 9, 20205 out of 5 stars
If you like The Mysterious Benedict Society, you will love The Secret Keepers. Reuben, who was on an adventure as always, finds a beautiful watch. He pays a visit to Mrs. Genevieve, a watch maker, and figures out that the wearer can turn…
Jun 8, 20195 out of 5 stars
The Secret Keepers by Trenton Lee Stewart was an AMAZING book! There were some slow parts in the very beginning, but by the middle, it was hard for me to put down! I would recommend it to any tweens and teens (between the ages of 11 and…
May 4, 20194.5 out of 5 stars
I normally don't like books that aren't realistic, but this was an exception! Being a fan of the Mysterious Benedict Society books, i decided to give this one a try and I wasn't disappointed!
Dec 13, 20185 out of 5 stars
this is an awesome book!
Nov 23, 20184 out of 5 stars
Long but exciting children’s novel by the popular author of *The Mysterious Benedict Society* and its sequels. 12-year-old Reuben Pedley lives in an odd city run by a mysterious villain known as “The Smoke”, his front man, “the…
Jul 27, 20173.5 out of 5 stars
A really satisfying or unsatisfying book. When Rueben finds a magic watch that can turn anyone invisible, he must find the other watch, an exact twin of his, before The Smoke steals both and finds a way to become immortal and rule over the…
Mar 29, 20173 out of 5 stars
Very middling for this author. The premise/concept is really great! But the writing is just kind of okay, and mostly I kept reading constantly to find out what happens. The only interesting character is really just the main. I enjoyed it,…
Mar 27, 20173.5 out of 5 stars
A lengthy read of 500 pages, this cat and mouse chase records Reuben's discovery of an antique invisibility watch, which must be kept from the dastardly owner of it's twin, or risk losing his only family, his mother. Lighthouses, tunnels,…
Dec 30, 20164.5 out of 5 stars
If you loved the Mysterious Benedict Society, you will love this book. The action goes at just the right pace and the characters are well developed. There is just enough mystery to make it interesting without the mystery taking over the…
Nov 29, 20165 out of 5 stars
Just to clarify, this is not related to The Mysterious Benedict Society at all. That said, I loved this book. I didn't put it down until I finished it. The author is amazingly good at making you feel as if you are in the place where the…
Nov 11, 2016
it looks good
Nov 7, 2016
Although this is not quite the page-turner that the first "Mysterious Benedict Society" was, this is still a very compelling story of truthfulness and trust, secrets and magic, and the power of desires and possessions.