The Name of This Book Is Secret (Secret, Bk 1)
The Name of This Book Is Secret - Secret, Bk 1 Author:Pseudonymous Bosch This is the story of a secret, and also a secret story. This is the story of Cass and Max-Ernest, two friendless 11-year olds who come together to solve the mystery surrounding a dead magician and the clues he left behind. When they find a mysterious case containing vials of liquid labeled The Symphony of Smells with an encoded message asking fo... more »r help, they decide to investigate. Along the way they must solve puzzles and word games and face incredible danger to answer their questions. They encounter the dark and looming Dr. L and his seemingly ageless accomplice, Ms. Mauvais, who have kidnapped one of their classmates in a desperate attempt to unlock the secrets of immortality.« less
Very clever and witty book. I started reading this to my 8 and 10 year old only to tell them what it was about, but it soon turned into me reading it for chapter after chapter. Soon we got through the whole book. They enjoyed it so much with me reading it out loud...and I enjoyed it too. I hadn't read to them out loud for a few years now. It was great!
my 9-year-old son loves this book and I do, too. It's full of wit, secrecy, adventure, and two characters who just aren't sure what they are doing, but give it a try anyway. I'm surprised the series isn't more popular, but give it a try and I think you'll enjoy it. Great for those 9-12 year olds. The author really hooks the kids when he starts the book with "I can't tell you the real name of the characters" and words like this.