This Book Is Not Good for You

This Book Is Not Good for You

Book - 2009
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As an evil dessert chef concocts a recipe for disaster in the form of a tempting chocolate bar, Cass and Max-Ernest attempt to stop an evil organization from carrying out its plot to gain immortality and wreak havoc on the world.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780316040860
031604086X
Characteristics: 394 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Ford, Gilbert - Illustrator

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Olivy
Apr 17, 2017

My 11 year old daughter LOVES this series!

I love the secret series XD

FindingJane Jan 20, 2015

With its focus on chocolate, this book confirms the author’s love of that particular confection. Then again, it could all be just a blind since the author has consistently claimed that s/he’s fudged (sorry; bad pun) the contents of these books so we can’t glean any details about the Secret.

Yes, the plot device continues in this latest installment that deals bafflingly with a hidden zoo, a wildlife preserve, a mysterious tuning fork and the ultimate chocolate that can send the eater into convulsions, give them the memories of dead ancestors or propel them backwards into time. The plot is snarled with all this chicanery and also seems to be promoting a kind of social commentary as well.

Reading these books often seems like a mountainous chore, all to learn this mysterious secret that gets less and less important with each installment. I wonder what the Terces Society means to do with this Secret once they have it. Will they merely keep it from the Midnight Sun criminals, use it for themselves or simply destroy it? Wait a minute—I don’t really care.

The author persists with the little asides, footnotes and interior monologues from previous novels that are as annoying as Max-Ernest’s constant logorrhea. S/he either can’t write any other way or is simply committed to maintaining this style, come what may. You must tolerate it but that doesn’t mean you have to like it.

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GamezSupreme
Jun 18, 2014

This is a very healthy book for me.......XD

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21288003735319
Jan 16, 2014

I remember reading this book when i was younger. I'm still filled with nostalgic memories. It was a great read and i recommend it.

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Cliona
Jan 12, 2014

I love this series theese books are filled with pure awesomeness !!!!!!!
XD XD XD

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Macalli
Nov 08, 2013

OMG!!!!!! best book series ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to read the third book! I recommend this book to 4 to 6 graders.Very mysterious and pure awesomeness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I loved this book!

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FrankFe
Jun 03, 2013

Splendidly imaginative! A very fresh and creative writer.

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JihadiConservative
Apr 24, 2013

LOL. I don't know what happened but this was what I call a EPIC fail.

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White_Giraffe_7
Nov 27, 2012

what does the french quote in this book actually mean?

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FishFruit
May 20, 2015

FishFruit thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

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IzzyFrizzy
Feb 28, 2015

IzzyFrizzy thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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Red_Bat_115
May 03, 2014

Red_Bat_115 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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blue_owl_15
Apr 14, 2014

blue_owl_15 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 14

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Scomz
Oct 01, 2013

Scomz thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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Aug 29, 2012

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Jun 06, 2012

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Apr 25, 2012

white_panda_257 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

angiem99 Mar 12, 2012

angiem99 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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Jul 09, 2011

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EBeaudoin
Mar 07, 2013

Cassandra's mom has just been kidnaped! Now Cass, Max-Ernest and Yogi have to find Cass's mom, the tuning fork and stop the midnight sun from finding the secret!

soccergirl8 Jul 02, 2012

Cass's mother is kidnapped by Señor Hugo because Cass has the ultimate chocolate making tool, the tuning fork. Cass and her friends have to go into the rainforest in the zoo to save her mother and the tuning fork from getting into the wrong hands.

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princess555
Nov 20, 2010

This book is about chocolate...
I love chocolate.............

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glowpatronus7954
Aug 15, 2012

I'm not anti-vanilla, just pro-chocolate. I wanted to make that clear far all the villains, oops! I'm sorry, I mean vanillains, out there.
You know who you are.

angiem99 Mar 12, 2012

I had it originally and more accurately called it THIS BOOK IS ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE FOR YOU, but my publishers were afraid the title would scare away readers away. They wanted to call it THIS BOOK IS GOOD FOR YOU. I was only able to slip in the NOT at the last moment when they weren't looking.

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Scomz
Oct 01, 2013

Other: Has a typo.

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