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This Book Is Not Good for You (Secret Series #3)

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Between the pages of this book lies the secret to the best-tasting chocolate in all the world. I promise, your taste buds will tingle. Your palette will sing! Oh no, have I accidentally tempted you to read this book? I will warn you, however, the most delicious things are never good for you...and this story is particularly scrumptious!

In this tooth-rotting adventure, Cass's mom has been kidnapped by the evil dessert chef and chocolatier, ...

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Overview

Between the pages of this book lies the secret to the best-tasting chocolate in all the world. I promise, your taste buds will tingle. Your palette will sing! Oh no, have I accidentally tempted you to read this book? I will warn you, however, the most delicious things are never good for you...and this story is particularly scrumptious!

In this tooth-rotting adventure, Cass's mom has been kidnapped by the evil dessert chef and chocolatier, Señor Hugo! The ransom...the legendary tuning fork. Can Cass and Max-Ernest find the magical instrument before it's too late? Will they discover the evil secret ingredient to Señor Hugo's chocolate success?

If you're tempted, take a taste, but just remember...this book is not good for you.

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  • The Secret Series
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Editorial Reviews

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The scent of trouble and chocolate are in the air in this contrarian Pseudonymous Bosch paranormal mystery. Cass's mother has been kidnapped by that devilish dessert, Señor Hugo. To get her freed, Cass and Max-Ernest must procure the highly vaunted but seldom-seen tuning fork. This Bosch bonanza will keep the nightlights burning.
Booklist
Praise for The Name of This Book Is Secret
"Equal parts snarky and delightful."
From the Publisher
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

VOYA - Kelly Czarnecki
Cass and Max-Ernest are at it again, working together to solve a thrilling yet sometimes dangerous puzzle against the Midnight Sun. The duo, their friend Yo-Yoji, and Cass's mother are invited to a restaurant, El Castillo de la Noche, where Cass's mom is kidnapped by none other than Midnight Sun members. Through good old-fashioned research, Cass, Max-Ernest, and Yo-Yoji find themselves at a zoo with a secret entrance to a chocolate plantation where Cass' mother is being held prisoner and where the Midnight Sun has taken up quarters and a new and tasty project. Subplots including Cass finding the box she supposedly arrived in as a baby at her two grandfather's store to Max-Ernest's parents getting along better help keep the story moving. Many references to chocolate, including the coveted tuning fork that can turn any food or drink into what the owner wishes, will keep readers hungry for more. As in the previous two companion books, Lemony Snickett-like humor and decoding puzzles through research and handy gizmos like the Professor Layton video-game series will not disappoint loyal readers. Chocolate games and recipes are given in the back of the book, providing great ideas for library programs. Twists and turns in the ordering of the chapters give the author time for commentary and a choose-your-own adventure for readers who will still be on the edges of their seats at the end for the Secret to be revealed. Reviewer: Kelly Czarnecki
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316040853
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 9/7/2010
  • Series: Secret Series , #3
  • Pages: 394
  • Sales rank: 29,140
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

With the focus of his third book being chocolate, will elusive narrator Pseudonymous Bosch finally reveal his secret identity? You'll have to wait and see. In the meantime, don't forget to gather clues from his previous books: The Name of This Book is Secret and If You're Reading This, It's Too Late.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2012

    This is one of the best books ever!

    All the books in the series are amazing! They are so good !

    13 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2012

    Chocolate

    This book is about a girl Cass and a fork with the power to turn anything into a beautiful meal every page is a mouthwatering delight read this book!!!!!!!!

    12 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2012

    The book

    I'm adicted to this seires! You must buy!

    11 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    The funny story of 3 kids on an adventure of their life, and maybe the end of it. The third book in the Secret Series, devouring you up and not letting you out until you've got a chocolate mystery of your own.

    Grinding through this book you will encounter more than a chocolate mystery of your own but a different chocolate mystery. While joining Cass and friends for their exciting chocolate adventure you meet many unknown villians along with many other knowns. Looking for the legendary Tuning Fork(shh!)while Cass' mother is swooning her life away with a stranger in a great smelling kitchen of "fish". Many "clown camps" and secrets unknown to a certain person are shared in this search for a "magic weapon". White gloved villians and monkeys block the path for the chocolate adventurers. Gold buckets clink and evil laughs are shared in a "private' room at the "end" of a thriliing chocolate quest. A test tasting girl is finally freed form her misfortune along with gold pucket poop pickers. Though the monkeys still hang, eating up their life, or what is left of it. This search through a chocolate factory.... read it or have your chocolate haunt you forever. Yummy chocolate!

    10 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 21, 2011

    Love it

    Best book ever! I really liked it. You should read it. Its addicting!

    7 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 18, 2009

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    I Also Recommend:

    Another great one!!!

    I really love this series, so I was very happy when this new book came out. There's a few surprises in here that you might have not been expecting, and the ending is a cliffhanger (sorry!) but I still loved this book. The whole series is great. It's so imaginative, and the author is very funny. I highly recommend. ^_^

    7 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2009

    Delicious

    Besides making you crave chocolate, Pseudonymous Bosch (PB) shares another adventure surrounding his characters Cass and Max-Ernest. My daughters love PB's books because of the quirky presentation style and just plain goofy antics. Where else can you pick up a book that writes a chapters with semi-working invisible ink, chapters presented in a mixed order that still allow the reader to follow along, or the writer suspecting the reader of sneaking into their house and poisoning them? PB respects the intelligence of his readers and appreciates the way kids can get into trouble even when trying to do the right thing. These books are a great lesson in how writing can be fun and a good story doesn't always have to serious (exactly what some young reluctant readers and writers need. If for no other reason...there are chocolate recipes in the back of this book (I conquer with the author's favorite).

    7 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2011

    Truly Amazing!

    This book is just full delicous suprises!

    6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 9, 2011

    Read it!

    Best book ever!

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 17, 2011

    Mysteriously awesome!

    The book "This Book is Not Good for you" is a great book. First you must read the 1st and 2nd books. Anyway it is a really cool book. It is appropriate for all ages. You kind of have to be mature for it though. It is such an interesting book I think I finished it in 2 days......anyway you should really read it it is a great book!!!Hope you like it!

    5 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2012

    So good!

    I recxomend infinity stars!!! I love how the aurthor talks like he is actually talking to us! Must buy!!!

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2013

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    This is a great book. Why? BECAUSE CHOCOLATE!!!!!!!!!!! And a great series.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2012

    I ate this book yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!

    Im drooling over this book literly :D;0%)

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2012

    Super

    Bossch has done it again!

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2012

    Its Worth the buy!!!

    I could not put this book down
    The series is amasing

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2012

    Good book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Best book ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2012

    Suspenceful

    Great book but doesn't beat the first one

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2012

    Tuning fork

    Really good adventure story!!! :)

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2012

    This book is not good for you

    Amazing!!!

    2 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2011

    OMG

    This is the greatest bookseries. I am just about to read the third book.

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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