The Genius Files #2: Never Say Genius

Book 2 of 5 in the The Genius Files Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 5n/a4.848526

Today is Coke and Pepsi McDonald's thirteenth birthday. Someone's out to make sure they never make it to thirteen and a half.

Racing across America,
the twins will nearly be
boiled alive
in a huge basket of french fries,
frozen to death
by soft-serve ice cream,
in a wild stadium riot,
from a high-speed
roller coaster, and
worst of all
their parents think
they're totally joking!

Will they survive? Will they defeat Archie Clone? Will they be dropped out of a helicopter onto the tip of the Washington Monument? Will they ever say "genius"?

Hardcover, 288 pages
Published on January 24, 2012 by HarperCollins
ISBN-10: 0061827673
ISBN-13: 9780061827679
7 Book Reviews
  • applemango
    applemangoover 2 years44 stars
    This is the second book in the series with Coke and Pepsi still on the road trip. They find that they have another enemy the "Archie Clone" and he is trying to kill them by trying to fry them in oil. This leads to another trail of the ciphers and it says thinks like June 3rd 2 o'clock, The star spangled banner, Greensboro Lunch Counter, John Bull, Dumbo the elephant, and finally Dorthy's red slippers. Then Archie also try's to kill them with hypothermia by ice cream. Then they go to the duck tape museum. Coke need to go to the bathroom and inside the bathroom fills with poisons gas and Coke struggles to get out. At the Smithosian Museum they almost get dropped on top of the Washington Memorial....until Mya and Bones help them blow the helicopter down.....until they attend Aunt Judy's wedding....
    • mike-o
      mike-oabout 4 years55 stars
      One word to describe it .....INCREDIBLE. Amazing writing and a great plot. I also love how they aded more villains like Archie Clone. The one negative is that they don't give outside traits for the characters. But other than that amazing. I also love the other Dan Gutman books to.
      • carlyschwartzdps
        Ms. Schwartzover 5 years44 stars
        Great so far
        • renlynncoh
          renlynncohover 5 years55 stars
          I also liked this book I got a head start on reading this series because in 3rd grade my teacher read the first one out loud to our class. I loved it!
          • ghost1
            ghost1about 7 years55 stars
            I liked the second book it had a lot of action I wonder if Archie Clone really died and I'm glad that the book is mine so i can read it when ever i want cause its a really good book.
            • frankiebaby
              frankiebabyover 7 years
              • tigershark
                tigersharkover 8 years
                Iread the first one to get my mind working ... and guess what they almost died!!! I wonder what happened to Dr.Warsaw?