The Genius Files #2: Never Say Genius, by Dan Gutman

September 19, 2017

Review by Dhruv Jhaveri

Coke and Pepsi’s adventure continues in the next installment of The Genius Files. In this book, the McDonald’s drive from Spring Green, Wisconsin, all the way to Washington D.C. As they start stopping by museums and tourists attractions they find messages and decode them. Unfortunately, even after decoding them they don’t make much sense. Another unfortunate situation is that their mysterious killer almost deep fries them boiling hot oil and he almost has their heads explode with extremely loud music. Will Coke and Pepsi finally learn what the messages mean? Will their mysterious killer ever stop trying to kill them? Read the book to find out!

I gave this book 5 stars because the book was loaded with humor and action. The author was also very creative about the ways that the antagonists would try to murder Coke and Pepsi. One example is an attempt deep fry Coke and Pepsi at the French Fry Museum. Another example is an attempt to blow up Coke and Pepsi’s heads using extremely loud music. I would recommend this book to people who like to read funny, action books.


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