The Genius Files #2 by Dan Gutman
Never Say Genius

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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"?


About Dan Gutman

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Dan Gutman's series include the overwhelmingly popular My Weird School (more than 4.5 million copies sold) and the Baseball Card Adventures (1.5 million copies sold). Dan lives in Haddonfield, NJ, and visits schools in the New Jersey area throughout the year. You can visit him online at, on Facebook, and on Twitter (@dangutmanbooks).
Published January 24, 2012 by HarperCollins. 293 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Travel, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In "You Only Die Twice," the third book in the series "The Genius Files" by Dan Gutman, the wacky, cross-country murderous adventure of the twins, Pepsi and Coke, continues.

Feb 17 2013 | Read Full Review of The Genius Files #2: Never Sa...


This book is a great read-aloud, a great book for reluctant readers, and just a clever book for any reader from third grade through middle school.

Feb 05 2012 | Read Full Review of The Genius Files #2: Never Sa...

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I had no idea about the different museums, like the Rock and Roll Museum, one about mustard, 15-cent McDonald’s, the largest egg, the longest overalls, and the spy history museum.

May 08 2012 | Read Full Review of The Genius Files #2: Never Sa...


Gutman also does a detailed job of reviewing what happened in the first book with funny results, and introduces a couple of hilarious new characters, like the fellow who may or may not be a spy at the Spy Museum.

Jan 24 2012 | Read Full Review of The Genius Files #2: Never Sa...

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