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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 750L (What's this?)
  • Series: Genius Files (Book 3)
  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (January 22, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061827703
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061827709
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.8 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #70,996 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Intrepid twins Coke and Pep(si) McDonald are back in the third installment of Gutman’s popular Genius Files series, chased around the country by comical villains as they decipher clues, wield weapons, and experience the curiosities of American geography. Our omniscient narrator, with tongue in cheek, continually breaks the fourth wall to address readers directly, catching us up on the twins’ previous adventures and unfurling the new ones. And although the backstory is a bit confused, the silly, improbable, episodic thrills are the main attraction, and they don’t disappoint. This time out, the McDonald family RV is driving through the mid-Atlantic and Southeast, stopping at every peculiar landmark (from the world’s largest frying pan to the respective birthplaces of the twins’ eponymous soda-pop names) to learn a history lesson and rescue one another from sudden death. A final face-off at Graceland with the Evil Elvis, who has been tracking them (or has he?), ends with a bang—and a cliff-hanger promise for the next installment. Each chapter includes Google Maps coordinates for readers to follow along. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: This third title in the New York Times best-selling series kicks off with a five-city tour for Gutman as well as a national media campaign, YouTube channel with video content, and more. Grades 5-8. --Thom Barthelmess

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The most dangerous road trip in history continues for thirteen-year-old twins Coke and Pepsi McDonald.

Just when they thought they were safe, the twins will be

chased
by an evil Elvis impersonator,

trapped
in a pool of flesh-eating soda pop, nearly

pulverized
in a giant shredder, and

crushed
in a turbo-charged carnival ride.

worst of all,
no one believes them!

Will they make it out alive? Will they ever find out who’s really after them? All bets are off in this explosive third book in the Genius Files series!


More About the Author

This is hard. I'm a pretty regular Jersey guy who spent fifteen years trying to write newspaper articles, magazine articles, screenplays, books for adults, and just about everything else before I discovered the one thing I'm good at--writing fiction for kids. I aim for kids who DON'T like to read, and hopefully the kids who DO like to read will enjoy my stuff too. For all the gory details about me, check out my web site.

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It includes lots of action and a very weird twist at the end.
Chris Johnson
The reason I liked this book was because it is easy to understand what was going on in the story and it was cool to learn about different weird places.
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He highle recommends it to other kids that like action/adventure books.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on January 23, 2013
Format: Hardcover
This book so far is the best book I have ever read. So much good detail and all in all, great book!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By R. Cugini on March 4, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
This book featured a lot of action. It was a book with cliffhangers indeed. To sum it up I loved it. Plot, 5 stars. Content 5 stars. Everything, 5 stars. Rating , perfect 5 stars.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Pamela on March 24, 2013
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It was Avery good book for young and old readers and has a lot of action involved can't wait for the next one!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Shopper on June 14, 2013
Format: Hardcover
The cover clearly states this book is targeted for ages 8-12. There is an anatomical picture of a woman on page 99 that is not appropriate for that age level, it would not be appropriate if it was a man's anatomy either. We got this book from the library and I am glad I flipped through it before giving it to my kid, and taped a post-it note over the picture. We also discuss the book's contents, some of it is questionable of its educational value since it is so dramatic with the threats of killing running throughout the series. Our family is very picky and we consider this a school-reading type of book for its vocabulary and geography value, but would recommend this for mature older kids or teens, not younger than 10.
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By Matt Belcher on April 3, 2014
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I love that book!
yay for you guys!
I love you too!
The first is a great book to read!
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By jthrashiv on March 31, 2014
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Best book ever. I started to read this series on Friday it's Monday!!love the twins Coke and Pepsi so cool.
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By Mike Hess on March 25, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
I loved this book. Wasn't as adventurous as previous books but deff.awesome!!!Read it in two reads.Keep writing Dan!!!!!!!! I love these books.My mom laughed when I told her their names were Coke and Pepsi.
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By jen on March 3, 2014
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I enjoyed how funny it was and the different places they visited during the story. It was a funny and amazing adventure.
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