Title: This Book is not Good For You (Secret # 3)
Author: Pseudonymous Bosch , Gilber Ford
Published: September 1, 2009 by Little, Brown Books for Youn Readers
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.
Book Hoarder here. So now were in for the 3rd review of the Secret Series. Now that I am in the middle of the story I can confidently say that my money is wasted in buying this book series. Remember when J.K. Rowling published Goblet of Fire and everyone considers it a turning point of the story. Turning point because the story entered a darker atmosphere and theme by the end of the book. Well I think this Book 3 is also a turning point in the story in some ways. There was a lot of action and new revelations in the story.
Let us first start with the theme of this book. If you have read the previous 2 books we all know that Alchemy is involved. With this part 3, Aztec alchemy is involved. And what better medium to use other than food. Food in the form of Chocolate. YES! Chocolate. That what made me happy about this book. It made me hungry or crave for chocolate even more. Such a delicious book to read :D Even though the chocolate is what the bad guys, Ms. Mauvais and others used in their new evil plot.
Second thing to like about this book is that we can see more character development, specially with out protagonist Cass. She and Max-Earnest and Yo-Yoji is somewhat mature more in their actions, decisions and thinking in this book. They are able to think more rationally and logically now.
There are also more thinking in this book. Lots of situations happened in the book and it all required a little bit of researching and critical thinking. Which is a good thing because it makes the story a little bit more complicated. But even with all that happening it is still easy to understand.
The author is much more witty and funny too. Lots of side comments here and there again and also some unique presentation with some of the pages. Like starting of with Chapter 15, using invisible ink, and other stuff. these made me realize that I am an adult reading children's book. And I dont regret anything :D
Lastly, this book has the best ending so far in comparison to the previous 2 installments. With the predecessors, we were left with nothing as to what will be the next adventure. For this book we can expect which way Book 4 will go to. So all in all the story was wrapped in a good way but still opened new doors for it to continue
I give this book 5 whales.