4 out of 5 stars
Cut to the Chase:
Though it’s not my favorite in the series, it’s a fitting, well-written ending for the main Benedict Society trilogy. We get to see nice resolutions to all of the individual mysteries/background stories that still had any dangling bits, and we get a resolution with our main villain (Mr. Curtain) who has been with us since the beginning. The things that you’ve been wondering about (like when are these kids, who are constantly outsmarting adults, going to perhaps outsmart themselves?) get addressed, and it’s a more quickly paced book than the others. Some of it feels a little too “pat” and I’m not a huge fan of the arc Constance in particular takes… but otherwise, it’s a worthy end to the series.