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You Have to Stop This (Secret #5)

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4.34 of 5 stars 4.34  ·  rating details  ·  6,846 ratings  ·  380 reviews
The finale to the New York Times bestselling Secret Series!
I always feared this day would come. A secret is meant to stay secret, after all. And now we've come to this: the fifth and final (I swear!) book in my saga of secrets.
A class trip to the local natural history museum turns dangerous, or perhaps deadly--and I don't mean in the bored-to-death way--when Cass accident
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Hardcover, 352 pages
Published September 20th 2011 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (first published 2011)
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Sophie
Okay, so I put this under my 'enlightening' folder.
Yes, I understand this is a fun children's book.
Just let me explain:
I ended this book feeling, truly, enlightened. Throughout the whole series, he's got this 'Secret' going - the Secret series, the Terces Society, the Secret Keeper, and the readers sit there, curiously wondering, 'What is it?'
Despite what Bosch might write, I don't think too many of us were actually dying to know it (although his humourous ways of representing our thirst for t
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Kuahea
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Kiarra
Such a good book! I loved it so much. Very good ending and the Secret was just...ah, a great way to end a wonderful series! :D
Mack Aroney
This book is not a five-star book.

This book is a FIVE HUNDRED FRICKING BAZILLION star book.

:D
:D
:D

Okayokayokay. Moving on.

I was so excited when I got this book. I was simply ecstatic. I was not disappointed, not at all. The slight bit of romance I know you all were craving and anticipating actually happened. Just a little. A teeny bit. Obviously the girl in the equation is Cass, but the boy? Sorry folks, not telling. Also don't get your hopes up, it's not THAT much, but it's better than nothing I
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Mai
i cant wait for it im dying inside wake me up on september23
Julianna Helms
The original review is here: http://thereviewsnews.blogspot.com/20...

Also, this review is 4.5 stars, but I always round up.

*Attention: Your reporter, Julianna, is being held under our custody for ruining the secret Secret series that may or may not secretly contain the Secret. In her place we have ask for you to run out and grab as many copies as you can before The Midnight Sun can get their hands on the secretive Secret. Thank you. Resume, if you must, but just as a final cry of help... You Ha
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Christine
Did you love A Series of Unfortunate Events and wish that there was something, anything, out there like it?

Well, there is, but I can't tell you what it's about. In fact, I can't really recommend the book to you. It's just too risky. But if you're a fan of Lemony Snicket, you might just be strong enough to handle it. Maybe. But remember I warned you...

(Handle what, you ask? I said I can't tell you. I will tell you that you should read these books in order. I shouldn't have told you that, it was
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Chloe  darren criss crossed XD
I had been anxiously waiting for this book, to find the secret, who PB is, what will happen to the midnight sun, and was taken by surprise when it came out. I had preordered this on my Kindle and one day I turned on my Kindle and there it was! Usually I reread a series before reading the new installment, but honestly, I couldnt resist starting it the moment I saw it.
And let me tell you, it did not dissapoint.
The book opens to Cass and Max Ernest walking to the fire house and thats when you get
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Eugene S.
You Have to Stop This
By Pseudonymous Bosch
347 pages

This book is about how Cass learns the Secret. Cass is a secret keeper. She must learn the Secret and not let anyone else know about it. But the evil Lord Pharoah wants to learn the Secret before Cass does. In the story, there is a stolen mummy, an evil brother who dies, and some scary dancers. At the end of the book, Cass figures out that the all powerful Secret is just a silly joke. The Secret is Why did the ibis cross the road. The answer
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Alyssa
This book was amazing. I got done reading it 5 minutes ago and I LOVED it! The end was heart-breaking/bitter-sweet but I think that the end of every book series is sad but *spoilers* Max-Ernest's graduation speach made it even more bitter-sweet * end of spoilers* I wish Mr. Bosch had told us a little more about the main character's future. But the ending was really awesome. The story was AMAZING! It made me laugh (just like the books before it). I loved it! This is one of my favorite series and ...more
Rashika (is tired)
Ahhhh
I cannot believe the series is over *cries*

I started this as a young 7th grader and now it's all finished and gone. Not everything about this series is perfect but it's funny, full of mystery and narrated by fantastical narrator who really loves his chocolate.
Sydney M
Oct 23, 2011 Sydney M is currently reading it
Ahhhhhhhhhhhh! I cant wait for this book to come out does any body have any idea about the actual date this comes out!!!!! The fourth book was a total cliffhanger so i need the fifth
Anne-Marie
Oct 23, 2011 Anne-Marie rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: All you peeps :) <3
Recommended to Anne-Marie by: MEEE!!! :D
This book was kind of a disappointment because all the other ones leading up to it were so good and this one was just KIND OF good. All four previous books were leading up to this SECRET. There was so much build up to the discovery of this secret that I think it's impossible to not disappoint everyone with what the secret actually is. The secret was much more alluring when I didn't know what it was.

Also, you find out who the author is (or SAYS he is). I'm just assuming that it's a boy because in
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Rosekday
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Jessa Mae
One word.

Amazing.

I really hate that feeling when you finish reading an entire series. You just feel so broken and lost.

Well, let's start this review.

When I began reading it, I knew I won't be disappointed. And turns out, I wasn't. Or at least wasn't that disappointed. Cass was a bit annoying for me, at the beginning. She was acting like a brat. And she acted selfish when she didn't want Max-Ernest to know about the trunk. Or anything about the Secret.

But as the story goes on, I understood h
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Jessica
You Have to Stop This, in comparison to the other books in the Secret Series, seems to be a bit toned-down and mellow. There are still plenty of cheeky footnotes, gimmicks, and meta asides, but maybe once or twice per chapter, instead of in every page. Instead, this book is more focused on Cass, Max-Ernest, and Yo-Yoji learning the secret. As for the Secret itself, ((slight spoiler)) it's very philosophical and not some kind of thing like, mix eight parts melted gold with two parts blood of an i ...more
Nadya
When I saw the book, I thought, "maybe this book is too kiddish now". But as usual curiosity gets the best of me and I say, "WHATEVER. I NEED ANSWERS."
And so I buy the book and read it. I finish it that same night. Which was about an hour ago.
As usual, PB's writing style is awesome (some people may not like it, but I LOVE it).
The storyline is also quite interesting. Mummies, Lord Pharaoh, Midnight Sun, etc, etc. Personally, I think it doesn't have the most intriguing plot in the series. It's st
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Alexis
Yo Have To Stop This by Pseudonymous Bosch is the fifth book and last book of the secret series. In this mysteries and adventures fiction book takes place in a class field trip where Cass accidentally breaks a finger off a priceless mummy. Cass and her friends Max-Ernest and Yo-yoji are at a race against time trying to reunite the mummy and its finger. While this is happening the ancient secret still wonders around while the evil group of alchemists the midnight sun try's to find its power. I re ...more
Devon Flaherty
The middle grades Secret Series by Psuedonymous Bosch: The Name of This Book is Secret (2008); If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late (2009); This Book is Not Good for You (2010); This Isn’t What It Looks Like (2011); and You Have to Stop This (2012), in order. Illustrated by Gilbert Ford. Published by Little, Brown. We bought this popular series in a set, otherwise we probably would have stopped reading after the first one. As it was, I read it out loud to my kids and it took us several months. ...more
Simone Sylvester
This book frustrated me near the end, because I feel like the Secret, wasn't such an awesome secret in the first place. That aside. Handling mummies in this was very creepy for me, but still pushed past it. Totally HATED Lord Pharaoh **Mini-Spoiler** (view spoiler) And Amber, always hate the mean girls.

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Sarri
Oikein mainio lopetus "Secret"-sarjalle. Edelleen Pseudonymous Boschin puhuttelut lukijalle, tarinan keskeytykset omien asioiden takia sekä merkityksettömät alaviitteet jaksoivat huvittaa. Tässä osassa Cass viimeinkin saa selville salaisuuden. Mutta ei ennen kuin on kohdattu jännitystä mm. pahan kaksoisveljen ja muumion sekä muumion sormen muodossa. Max-Ernest koittaa epätoivoisesti saada aikaiseksi valmistujaispuhetta koulun kevätjuhlaan, tosin luokalta pääseminen taitaa olla koko köörillä hius ...more
Grace Choi
Have you ever noticed that people look at what the title of the book is first, and then begin read the blurb if it is interesting? In this book by Pseudonymous Bosch, just by judging the book by its title may interest you the most. You Have to Stop This. This is the continuing sequel to the Secret Series, the last and final book. It is about a girl named Cass, who looks to find the secret that is in her family, with the help of two of her friends, against the Lord Pharaoh, who is trying to learn ...more
Anna
Because I have already read the whole series, I skipped from book one to book five for my second time reading it. (I own books 1, 4, and 5, but book five was in my room so I had to read it (: ) Basically, I love this series. It is one of my favorite series, and I love everything about it! Not only are the books actually good, interesting mysteries, but they are also extremely hilarious!

Now it is time for the Oath of Terces.


****SPOILER ALERT - STOP READING UNLESS YOU WANT PART OF THE STORY REVEAL
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Haley
Summary: The final book of the Secret Series! When Cass, Max-Ernest, and Yo-Yoji's class goes to a local museum, they accidentally damage an old mummy and find themselves in a whole heap of trouble. Meanwhile, Cass is on an urgent mission to find the Secret before the evil alchemists of the Midnight Sun do. Can Cass, Max-Ernest, and Yo-Yoji find the Secret, replace the broken off finger of the mummy, and graduate the 8th grade in one piece?

My thoughts: The last book of a favorite series can som
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Ali
Jan 23, 2012 Ali rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2012
I am absolutely in love with how this series ended. I didn't really have expectations for the secret, because I knew it would be something unexpected. Which it was, and I have to say it was rather beautifully done. Plus I like Max-Ernest's interpretation much better than Cass's. (view spoiler)
Neville Ridley-smith
This is a hard one for me to rate. The course the plot takes is quite fun and it's enjoyably written. I'd give 4 stars to the series as a whole. But I'm in two minds about the end. It's not so much about the secret. The secret is a bit of a letdown but kind of makes sense, so I'm mostly ok with that. It's just that there are a lot of dangling threads and hocus pocus - even magic has to have rules. In the end I think the author was just a bit lazy.
Joon Nam
This book is the last of the series. After the 2nd book, I fell in love with the series and I have been following the series ever since. However, I have been lazy about reading the last book, and this week I finally found time to finish it. The series itself is a very good one (and I would recommend it to all people), and this book in particular did the series justice as it's final installment. The book finished all the loose ties (with the exception of one or two) and answered many questions an ...more
Laura Phelps
Where do I begin?

We're at the end of the series, and Cass finally knows the secret.... sort of. More like she saw it for a second in a dead language, only half remembers what was written, and doesn't understand the little she can translate. Naturally, then, the book chronicles her attempt to learn the secret... oh yeah, and there's a mummy. That's kind of a big deal.

This book was brilliant. I was concerned that, after four book of buildup, this book would be very anticlimactic, but it wasn't. It
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Marsha
The series has come to an end (or has it?). The Secret is out (or is it?). Has the Midnight Sun been disbanded, destroyed, exposed? Not exactly.

You’re frustrated, aren’t you? Well, so am I. After five books, after days of reading, there is no payoff, no resolution and no satisfactory revelation. The Secret is a dime-store joke, a villain dies but off page so there’s little emotional resonance and the story wraps up with a tired moral and a valedictorian speech that would have been better off bei
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Pseudonymous Bosch is the anonymous pseudonymous author of the Secret Series. Not much is known about him other than that he has a passionate love of chocolate and cheese and an equally passionate hatred of mayonnaise. Rumors of Boschian sightings are just as frequent and about as reliable as reports of alien abductions. If you ever meet anyone claiming to be Pseudonymous himself he is almost cert ...more
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