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The Name Of This Book Is Secret (2007)

by Pseudonymous Bosch

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RGG: First in a series. A fun puzzle book with interesting kid characters. Occasionally difficult vocabulary. Reading Level: 10-12.
  rgruberexcel | Apr 4, 2014 |
This one was just okay for me. Not my favorite, but I know it's pretty popular. Full review here: http://tahleenreads.blogspot.com/2012/02/review-name-of-this-book-is-secret-by.h... ( )
  Tahleen | Feb 16, 2014 |
Izzy, thank you for sharing this one! It was great fun! A quick read, fun and funny. Quite the page turner as well. Only lightly touches on reality. ( )
  njcur | Feb 13, 2014 |
The Name of this Book is Secret is a phenomenal book filled with suspense action and a lot of comedy! This is the first book in the series and it is exciting from the first page. I won't go into detail about the book but I will say that there is a kidnapping and a lot of thievery. The author who does not reveal his real name, has also decided to not reveal the names of the characters so he calls the protagonist by the name of Cass and her side-kick, Max-Ernest. They must endure a long and hard adventure and it felt like they had no chance of living at times. Every
book must have its antagonist and this book is no different. The "bad guys" in this book are creepier than the usual and they attempt to kill a couple of children! You are going to have to read the book to find out if this book ends out well and let me just say this book is a LOT different than normal books. All in all, read this book if you want an excellent book to read when you are bored.
  TomasJefferson | Jan 20, 2014 |
RGG: First in a series. A fun puzzle book with interesting kid characters. Occasionally difficult vocabulary. Reading Level: 10-12.
  rgruberexcel | Nov 3, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0316113697, Paperback)

This is the story about a secret. but it also contains a secret story. When adventurous detectives, Cass, an ever-vigilant survivalist, and Max-Ernest, a boy driven by logic, discover the Symphony of Smells, a box filled with smelly vials of colorful ingredients, they accidentally stumble upon a mystery surrounding a dead magician's diary and the hunt for immortality. Filled with word games, anagrams, and featuring a mysterious narrator, this is a book that won't stay secret for long.

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Two eleven-year-old misfits try to solve the mystery of a dead magician and stop the evil Dr. L and Ms. Mauvais, who are searching for the secret of immortality.

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