This Book Is Not Good For You
This Book Is Not Good For You has a cover that doesn’t look like this Day-Glo representation. No, it doesn’t really look as though there are actual neon lights on the cover, although it tries to be that flashy. The inside cover synopsis is…well, it’s a new record for cheesiness, that’s for sure. Want to hear some? “Between the pages of this book lies the secret to the best-tasting chocolate in all the world. I promise, your taste buds will tingle. Your palette will sing! Oh no, have I accidentally tempted you to read this book?” Make it stop, please! The cheese! The “action”! The Idon’thaveanythingelsetoaddtothislistbutitsoundsbetterwithathirdpoint! This book isn’t as bad as it sounds from the description, but it’s a far cry from the quality of the first book.
This Book Is Not Good For You is the third book in the The Name Of This Book Is Secret somethingogy. Trilogy? Cuadruplogy? Pentlogy? Sextuplogy? (Yes, I’m aware I could have said “series”, but for the sake of humor, read it and shut up.) Like the other books, it’s full of action, adventure, and chocolate. Wait…chocolate? Yes, one of the redeeming points of this book is that it has chocolate in it. This chocolate, though, causes you to go into a coma, then blab everything people want you to say. And yes, two out of three characters eat this chocolate of evil. I wouldn’t survive in this dystopia where chocolate is evil. Nobody would. Let me get back, though. Quick question: What are the 2 goals of every villain ever? Yes, Dr. Evil? “To take over the world or to live forever.” Correct! And the villains in this book are trying to live forever. They are stock villains. They are always evil. Why? Because they are.
The characters in this book are…dramalicious. Why does there always have to be a romantic subplot in pre-teen books? Love triangles lead to lots of humor…and awkwardness. When one of the friends in the team to stop the evil people from taking over the world is suspicious that the other two are deserting him, drama insues. I do not like it, but I can’t prevent it.
To sum it up, this book has a lot of action and evil and drama. It is not one of my favorites, but it earns points because it still has some humor and a subplot about the author. It’s good enough for two and a half checks, but don’t read it instead of Syren, for example.