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This Book Is Not Good For You (Secret, Bk 3) Paperback – September 7, 2010


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (September 7, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316040851
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316040853
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1.2 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (135 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,235 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Booklist

At the center of this third book in the Secret series is the Tuning Fork and its mystery. Cass, Max-Ernest, and Yo-Yogi find themselves involved in a great “chocolate” mystery. Sinister Señor Hugo, great experimenter of chocolate, and the infamous Dr. L and Ms. Mauvais hold Cass’ mom as hostage as they seek the secret of immortality. Bosch again intersperses the story with warnings for readers and gives footnote explanations about types of chocolate. Ford’s hauntingly humorous illustrations provide brief intermissions in the story. Although there is no secret code to unravel, fans of the first two books will find this sequel satisfying. Grades 4-7. --J. B. Petty --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Review

Praise for The Name of This Book Is Secret:
"Equal parts snarky and delightful."—Booklist

Praise for If You're Reading This, It's Too Late:
"Laugh-out-loud funny."—School Library Journal

Praise for This Book Is Not Good for You:
"Lemony Snicket-like humor and decoding puzzles through research and handy gizmos...will not disappoint loyal readers."—VOYA

More About the Author

Pseudonymous Bosch is the anonymous pseudonymous author of the Secret Series. Not much is known about him other than that he has a passionate love of chocolate and cheese and an equally passionate hatred of mayonnaise. Rumors of Boschian sightings are just as frequent and about as reliable as reports of alien abductions. If you ever meet anyone claiming to be Pseudonymous himself he is almost certainly an impostor. The real Pseudonymous is said currently to be hiding in a cave in a remote jungle (although there are contrary reports that he is somewhere in Greenland). You may contact him through his website www.pseudonymousbosch.com

Customer Reviews

It has a great story line, filled with mystery, suspense, and humor.
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Those who like action, adventure, and mystery stories will truly enjoy reading THIS BOOK IS NOT GOOD FOR YOU.
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This book was amazing and only secong best to the Harry Potter series.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By KidsReads on November 30, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Cass, Max-Ernest and Yo-Yoji are back in another installment of the Secret Series. As oath-bound members of the Terces Society, the trio once again battles Dr. L and Ms. Mauvais, the evil masters of the Midnight Sun who continue their quest to discover the secret of eternal youth.

With Cass, this time it's personal. After learning a secret about herself, she lashes out at her mother while they are at a cooking class at an exclusive and unusual restaurant. Cass blurts out harsh and hurtful words and then wishes she could take them back. But before Cass can apologize, her mother is kidnapped.

Shortly afterwards, Cass receives a ransom note from the cruel and calculating (and possibly blind) Chef Señor Hugo. To save her mom, Cass has two days to find a magic tuning fork. She must deliver the fork --- which possesses unholy powers --- to Chef Hugo. And she is also instructed to keep her mission a secret from Max-Ernest and Yo-Yoji, but she desperately needs the help of her friends if she is to rescue her mother.

This latest book in the series has the same playful voice and many familiar characters from the first two entries. In addition to Cass's mother and the evil Dr. L and Ms. Mauvais, Larry and Wayne --- Cass's substitute grandfathers --- are back. The Skelton Sisters, Romi and Montana, make cameo appearances, and thankfully the twins are not as annoying as they were in book two. Also returning are circus clowns, a bearded lady and a master of disguise.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on November 7, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Readers. You are about to enter a journey of your lives. This book is not only funny but suspenseful. It will make you read and read until you parents scream "Go to sleep!" I select this book to everyone but mostly peoples that love adventure books and funny ones. P Bosch has created another beauty.
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Happy Mom, Happy Daughter on September 13, 2009
Format: Kindle Edition
Just like the other books, this book will not disappoint you. This book is quite funny and filled with adventure. Though aimed mainly towards children, I think any adult would also agree. <3
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By JB Schweitzer on October 28, 2009
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
My 10-year-old daughter absolutely loved this and the other Pseudonomous Bosch books. She couldn't put it down!
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18 of 23 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on November 1, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I'm in 4th grade. I like stories with characters that act like they are somebody else and then later transform back into who they are. This book is the best of all the other books in the secret series! The characters act more interestingly. Chapters 29 to 35 are the best, they are so good. One character in these chapters acts really funny. I didn't want the character to change back because he was acting so funny.

There is one mistake in the book. Something is intentionally wrong with the book from pages 157 to 159.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Rose McC. on October 9, 2009
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I love these books. They make us (me & my 9-year-old son) laugh out loud. Clever writing. Buying all three would make a great gift and keep a child happily reading for weeks.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 24, 2010
Format: Kindle Edition
This book is the best! After I read it, I went to find a chocolate bar.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By JMAN on November 21, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Imagine your mother being kidnapped by a crazy chef with a big knife collection. Or having three-hundred year old people that can find you wherever you are hunt you down because you may or may not know a secret. The series you want to read now is, The Secret Series by Pseudonymous Bosch. I just finished the third book out of 5 and couldn't put them down. These books are irresistible.
Cass, Max-Ernest, and Yo-Yoji are three kids brought together by a secret, a secret no one knows where to find. The three after brought together join a secret group called the Terces society. Their arch rivals The Midnight Sun, a group of villains, that want to know the secret and they think Cass knows it. In order to do this they hired a chef named Hugo to go and kidnap Cass's mother so Cass would tell them the secret. Blackmail is what The Midnight Sun are doing. The trio has to find a magic Tuning Fork for chef Hugo to make anything he wants, Specifically a piece of chocolate that when the consumer eats it they will tell all their secrets.
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