This Book Is Not Good For You (The Secret Series)

Book 3 of 5 in the The Secret Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 5U4.956452
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.
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published on September 1, 2009 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 031604086X
ISBN-13: 9780316040860
44 Book Reviews
  • zarkinpants
    zarkinpants5 months55 stars
    Max-Ernest, Yo-Yoji, and Cassandra, three 12-year-old kids, are part of the Terces society. That means they are dedicated to protecting the secret of immortality from the evil Midnight Sun. Last time, they defeated the Midnight Sun and destroyed their headquarters, the Midnight Sun spa. But where is the Midnight Sun now? One day someone drops a box full of magazines on the doorstep of Cass's grandfathers' shop. At the bottom of the box is a magazine with the Skelton Sisters, teenage celebrities, and members of the Midnight Sun on it. But that's not all. In one picture, they're standing next to a "nun" who is actually Ms.Mauvais, the leader of the Midnight Sun! The magazine even says they're in a chocolate plantation on the Ivory Coast! But what would the Midnight Sun want with chocolate? Then, Señor Hugo, an evil chef, kidnaps Cass's mom! He demands the Tuning Fork, a legendary artifact with the power to make food taste like anything! But when Cass gives him the fork, he doesn't release Cass's mom! Not only that, Señor Hugo reveals that he is a member of the Midnight Sun! Now, the Midnight Sun has Cass's Mom and the Tuning Fork! Max-Ernest, Yo-Yoji, and Cass will have to find the Midnight Sun before it's too late! But what are they planning? I liked this book because it was funny and exciting. But I didn't like the illustrations were sort of weird.
    • daredevil396
      daredevil396over 2 years55 stars
      I loved this book!!!! I think anyone who likes mystery and suspense would love this book! I love this author because he is extremely good at writing suspense. I dare you to read this, please would you read it?
      • midnightmoon190
        midnightmoon190over 2 years55 stars
        love all the books
        • Danover 3 years
          So amazing
          • wolfchildren
            wolfchildrenover 3 years55 stars
            7 year old: This book series is awesome, but I like the Bad Books a little better. 9 year old: I really liked this series (pseudonymous Bosch loves chocolate!) Mom: We all loved this series, it's got some creepiness factors to it, and I think we all like the Bad Books just a bit better, but this series plays with eternal life and the creepy things the bad guys had to do to get eternal life. Our good guys kept thwarting their plans mwahaha.
            • rufaida8
              rufaida8about 5 years55 stars
              i recommend this book its a really good book
              • tuskany1066
                tuskany1066about 6 years55 stars
                I'm enjoying it and i am just starting, but i love how the author is not all about the story. he takes you out of the story into his study and you have a little chat with him about chocolate. he keeps you to the edge of your chair.
                • fnaf23
                  fnaf23about 7 years55 stars
                  this book is great for kids like me who love a mystery and fiction books!
                  • fnaf23
                    fnaf23about 7 years55 stars
                    This is my favorite series!
                    • meel710almost 8 years
                      one of my favorite books from this series!!!