Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
adrispazz

Mysterious Benedict Society & Narcolepsy

3 posts in this topic

So recently my younger sister knows I have narcolepsy and recently made me read her favorite children's book- which is now my new favorite- it's called "The Mysterious Benedict Society" by Trenton Stuart. I bring this up here because, as she gave it to me she said, "This book is the reason I knew what narcolepsy even was." Mr. Benedict, the adult leader of a group of genius orphans, is narcoleptic (as said in the book, he never calls himself a PWN). Initially I thought it was being played for laughs, but then I liked it, because though he would fall asleep at very inopportune times, it made his two assistants very worried about him and he himself mentions how it's something to live with, that he just deals with. (He's also probably the most intelligent person in the book.) His sleep attacks, though, seem more like a cataplectic sleepiness attack-as in, he laughs too hard and he falls asleep. I was wondering what you guys' take on this book series' depiction of narcolepsy was, or if you guys had read it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So I read this book in middle school and when my fatigue in high school became horrible I went through a laundry list of what all it could be. I mentally crossed out N because "I don't feel like Mr. Benedict..." HA! Now looking back on the stories... I do. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0