You Only Die Twice (Genius Files Series #3)

You Only Die Twice (Genius Files Series #3)

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by Dan Gutman
     
 

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The most dangerous road trip in history continues in the wacky third book of Dan Gutman's New York Times bestselling The Genius Files series, following twins Coke and Pepsi McDonald as they dodge nefarious villains all the way to Graceland. With the real-kid humor that has earned him millions of readers around the world, and featuring all new

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The most dangerous road trip in history continues in the wacky third book of Dan Gutman's New York Times bestselling The Genius Files series, following twins Coke and Pepsi McDonald as they dodge nefarious villains all the way to Graceland. With the real-kid humor that has earned him millions of readers around the world, and featuring all new weird-but-true locations around America, this third book in the New York Times bestselling Genius Files series is one wild ride!

The genius twins Coke and Pepsi have narrowly escaped a vat of a Spam, a pit of boiling fry oil, and a score of crazed adults all bent on killing them. But just when they thought they were safe, their arch nemesis Dr. Herman Warsaw reappeared, engaged to their Aunt Judy! Whoa—didn't he die already?! Now, as the twins continue their family road trip from Washington D.C. through the South, it will take every bit of their genius abilities to outwit their wacky enemies. It doesn't help that their parents remain totally oblivious! When they finally get to Graceland, Elvis's home in Memphis, Tennessee, Coke and Pepsi come to an explosive conclusion you'll have to read to believe!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jody Little
The cross-country road trip and zany adventures of twins, Coke and Pepsi McDonald, continue in this third book in the "Genius Files" series. This story begins in Washington D.C. where the family is attending the wedding of their Aunt Judy. The twins are shocked to see that the man their aunt is marrying is none other than the evil Dr. Warsaw, whom the twins thought was dead! As the family continues their travels, stopping at strange tourist attractions, the twins begin to sense that they are being followed and watched by weird Elvis Presley impersonators. Eerie things begin to happen. They receive strange coded messages which Coke attempts to decipher. They survive freak accidents like almost getting smashed by a giant chest of drawers. They manage to escape a giant shredder in the World of Coke in Atlanta, Georgia. The story comes to a climax in Tennessee where the family visits Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley. There they meet their Aunt Judy and Dr. Warsaw once again, and the only way to save themselves is to use the secret Frisbee grenade in Pepsi's backpack. Author Gutman weaves the far-fetched adventures of two reluctant heroes with a geography lesson of the United States as well as an introduction to some of the weirdest travel destinations in the country, like the world's largest chest of drawers and the world's largest frying pan. Photographs of the attractions and website suggestions are included throughout the book. Reviewer: Jody Little

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062202840
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/22/2013
Series:
Genius Files Series , #3
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
89,809
Lexile:
750L (what's this?)
File size:
5 MB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Dan Gutman is the New York Times bestselling author of the Genius Files series. He is also the author of the Baseball Card Adventure series, which has sold more than 1.5 million copies around the world, and the My Weird School series, which has sold more than 9 million copies.

Thanks to his many fans who voted in their classrooms, Dan has received nineteen state book awards and ninety-two state book award nominations. He lives in New York City with his wife, Nina. You can visit him online at www.dangutman.com.

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You Only Die Twice (The Genius Files Series #3) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 109 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
the first two books were great, but this one is even better! :-):-):-):-);-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first two were fabu! Obviously the third is going to b 3x as great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These books are the best ever and I'm so happy that this one is out Dan Gutman rules!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read the all the books, and i think they are amazing. Dan Gutman made this book as if he was telling a story to a person, he made the story with rhetorical questions while talking to the reader. I am 11 years old, and i have enjoyed every page of this book. I suggest u read the other two books first, this book is an easy read, and just for fun.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The series and author are both great! It is a great book for kids
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book for people who like adventure!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the first two books and LOVED them•
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever next one coming out in January
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read the first and second book before reading or wont make sense
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read the first two books of the series!!!!! I cannot wait until January,22,2013 comes around!!!! He writes one every year on Jan. 22. I dont know if I can wait that long!!! But, all you need to know, is to READ THE BOOK!!! :-) Only 24 more days!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first and second ones were great. I cant wait till this comes out! :D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is SO much better than the others im 12 and i LOVED it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We neen book four now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a great and scary book it keepps ypu pn the edge of your deet!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished it and was shocked! I won't say what happened but I will say........... I DID NOT SEE THAT COMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Best book ever cant wait for # 4
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like all if the books in this seris i can not wait until book4
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dan Gutman has done another great job creating a sequal to the genius files. These books were so good, I finished the 3 in a week. Buy these!
YoungMensanBookParade More than 1 year ago
You’ll want to read it twice! You Only Die Twice is the third book in The Genius Files series. I loved this book so much that The Genius Files series has now become one of my most favorite book series ever! I especially enjoyed how the author uses his imagination to keep surprising the reader throughout the book. The main characters are thirteen-year-old twins, Coke and Pepsi McDonald. Coke and Pepsi are brother and sister geniuses. Because of their genius minds, they belong to a secret program, and many crazy people are trying to kill them. Each book introduces a new villain for Coke and Pepsi to outsmart. The Genius Files stories always end up being a perfect combination of fantasy and non-fiction. The strange, but true places they visit on their cross-country family vacation are the reality part of the story. There were real photographs of the places, so I could see what they looked like and imagine what it would be like to go there someday. Many adventures take place, as Coke and Pepsi travel with their parents and bad things start to happen. Coke and Pepsi use their genius minds to solve puzzles and ciphers, and to outwit all of the crazy bad guys they encounter. I couldn’t stop reading this book, because I always wanted to see what would happen to Coke and Pepsi next. Every chapter ends at a suspenseful place. Little boxes on the on the side of the pages gave directions, so I could follow along to real places in each state on Google maps. The McDonald family stopped at the National Jousting Museum and even the site of the World’s Largest Frying Pan! I could hardly believe that there were such places! My favorite stops were the Birthplace of Pepsi (the soft drink) and The World of Coke (the soft drink). Lots of exciting things happen at those two stops. The final plot twist is the best ever! I never could have imagined how twisted things actually get. I give this book a 5 star rating. You definitely won’t want to miss it! You’ll even want to read it twice! I highly recommend this book for children ages 7-12. Parents will enjoy it, too! Review by Brooke Z., age 7, Delaware Valley Mensa
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That was incredible book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
READ IT NOW! Coke and Pepsi McDonald are being chased across the country by Evil Elvis . . . but I can't tell you the whole book . . . you'll just have to read it. As I said at the begining of this review . . . READ IT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thus book costs 5 for a physical copy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think its sad that they might of killed the person who was evil elvis and he says if u dont belive me then look it up or somethig that he alway said that was smiliar to that but anyways very good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Go archie clone! Not
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing series, probably the best I have ever read. And now, there's a fourth coming out after Christmas! I'm so excited! To everyone reading this review, I think that you should definetely read it! ;)