The Genius Files: Mission Imposible, by Dan Gutman

May 19, 2017

Review by Dhruv Jhaveri

Imagine dreading summer break. Well, that’s what 13 year old twins, Coke and Pepsi McDonald feel because their mother has planned a road trip with stops at history museums and strange tourist attractions (like the world’s largest ball of twine.) But being bored turns out to be the least of their problems because on their way back from school, creepy men with bowler hats in golf carts chase them to the cliffs, while shooting poison darts at them. They find a mysterious woman who gives them a special wing suits right before she gets shot. So, Coke and Pepsi are forced to jump off the cliff. When they get home, they find a secret letter addressed to them. It says that they have been recruited to a new top-secret organization that uses young geniuses to solve the world’s problems. Nonetheless, Coke and Pepsi are unaware that this honor pinpoints them for murder. Will Coke and Pepsi survive? 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 to can Coke and Pepsi at the SPAM museum. Another example is an attempt to freeze Coke and Pepsi to death, using a soft serve ice cream machine. I would recommend this book to people who like to read funny, action books.


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