Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Wenn Du dieses Buch liest ist alles zu spät” as Want to Read:
Wenn Du dieses Buch liest ist alles zu spät
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Wenn Du dieses Buch liest ist alles zu spät (Secret #2)

by
4.22 of 5 stars 4.22  ·  rating details  ·  13,303 ratings  ·  685 reviews
Beware!

Dangerous secrets lie between the pages of this book.

OK, I warned you. But if you think I'll give anything away, or tell you that this is the sequel to my first literary endeavor, The Name of This Book is Secret, you're wrong.

I'm not going to remind you of how we last left our heroes, Cass and Max-Ernest, as they awaited intiation into the mysterious Terces Society,
...more
Audiobook
Published June 2010 by Arena (first published January 1st 2008)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Wenn Du dieses Buch liest ist alles zu spät, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Wenn Du dieses Buch liest ist alles zu spät

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 3,000)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by LaLeesha Haynes for TeensReadToo.com

This is a fun book with an interesting narrative. Cass and Max-Ernest are young adults who have recently been involved with a secret society, the details of which are located in the previous book in the series. Although you do miss out on some details of the protagonists, you could read this book without having read the previous installment, THE NAME OF THIS BOOK IS SECRET.

When you read IF YOU'RE READING THIS, IT'S TOO LATE, it is as though you ar
...more
Kathrina
The boys like the action, I like the character development. The author uses nice big juicy words that are fun to read aloud and stretch the boys' vocabulary without noticeable pain. The plot is a bit thin at points, but the characters are too charming to lose us. We're primed and ready for the next in the series...
Kelly
To whoever pick this book to read because of it's weird name(including me), you pick the right and wrong book to read. some people might find this book annoying, not me tho. I read the first book, so I'm kinda(just kinda)used to the way Psuedonymous Bosch write. This book is hilarious, PB!!! When will you ever tell me the Secret??? I here by, say sorry to my friends, because I promise them I will read some books, but I just have to finish the Secret series first!! This book is cool and all, with ...more
Carly
Okay, Pseudonymous Bosch, you may still be a mysterious and hot young male author (check it if you don't believe me) and I may still not know your identity (maybe I need to get some of my friends who are truly skilled with Google to help me dig it up), but you dropped the ball a little bit with this book. Just a little bit, mind you. I mean, I'm still picking up your third book today. No big deal. I still love you. You can still make me laugh. But this wasn't quite like the honeymoon phase of The Name o ...more
Allison
If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late by Pseudonymous Bosch is an amazing book! It is about Cass and Max-Ernest and their endeavors to fight against the Midnight Sun. The Midnight Sun is a terrible organization who is trying to unlock the secret to immortality, which sounds like an amazing idea, but it really is not. Cass is a survivalist. She knows everything there is to know about how to survive in difficult situations. Max-Ernest is an aspiring young magician who is torn between his “separated ...more
Victoria
This book was AMAZING!! I highly recommend this book for people who like mystery.
Hawkpath
Loved it!! Again,another great sequel, can't wait till the next one!
Jacinta

If you’re Reading this it’s too late
Written By: Pseudonymous Bosch
If you’re Reading this it’s too late written by: Pseudonymous Bosch is about a girl named Cass (Cassandra), who is waiting to be picked up by a secret society called the Terces. Cass is a survivalist, and prepares for any emergencies. She has pointy ears which she covers with her braids. She lives with her mom only, and visits her grandparent’s often in their firehouse. Cass’s collaborator, Max Ernest is also going to part of the
...more
Danielle Tierney
Ok, here goes...
I really didn't enjoy this book. I started reading it ages ago and just found that I couldn't keep going with it. I loved the first book and how quirky the author seemed with all the extra notes and the whole 'stop reading' thing, but I think it's taken too far here. With this book, it got to the stage where I had to make myself finish it. I'm not the type of person to begin reading a book and leave it after a while, but this book very nearly made me quit!
There's so many things
...more
Nick
I don't know why it took me so long to read the second volume of this series, but it took a near meeting with the mysterious author to get me to do it. No, really, he was just here drinking coffee, at the other end of our library. He spoke to one of my coworkers, after his real identity was exposed by a paperwork error at Little, Brown...or so they would have you believe. I think the Midnight Sun got to a vulnerable office worker, promising him or her fame, fortune and never-ending spa visits... ...more
Kate
I didn't enjoy this book quite as much as I did the first one, but I still loved it. The mystery is genuinely intriguing (what is the Secret??), the characters are magnificently well-rounded, and the writing is on point.
I genuinely shed a tear (on the bus no less), (view spoiler) I laughed in (many) places, and for most of the story, I was unable to put the book down. I adore this series so far, and I can't wait to continue it! 4.5
...more
Whitney
This book is awsome! I think the first had a little more action, but it was still amazing! If you want to read this book, make sure you read the first one before, (The Name of This Book Is Secret).

Warning! Do Not Read The Following If You Have Not Read The First Book:



Young Cass and Max-Ernest embark on another thrilling adventure when they finally become members of the Terces Society and set off on an adventure to find the ancient Homoculus, I creature who was born in a bottle nearly five hudred
...more
Grady M
If you’re reading this it’s too late
I think this book is funny and mysterious. I think it’s funny because there’s a lot of funny jokes in the book . max ernest always tries to do funny jokes . I think it’s mysterious because first of all the book is a mystery. It has me thinking what’s going to happen next. It has really good vocabulary that would make you have to read it over again. I would recommend this book to ages 10 and older for they can think about it.
Caressa
Under very legal circumstances, you must know that I may or may NOT have read this book. If this is you're first PB book, put it down. If you've read that other book before this whose name is just impossible, then read it. (If you haven't, I suggest you go fine The Name Of This Book Is Secret) Cass and Max-Ernest have run into complications with Dr. L and Ms. Mauvis-again! It seems that Lord Pharaoh should've never meddled in somethings that would cause the Midnight Sun to search endlessly for, ...more
Kaitlin M
I really like this book because it is very creative. The way the author writes these books is very unique. When you read the books it sounds like he is right in front of you talking. He writes, "I'm sorry- I can't do it.
I can't write this book. I am far to frightended"(7). What Pseudonymous Bosch also does, is when he is writing and wants to make a side comment he will put a star next to the sentence then at the bottom of the page is his side comment. I have never seen an author do that before.
...more
Jo Ellen
Either this is a better book than Book 1 or I am just getting used to the style of Pseudonymous Bosch. I was more able to jump in and go with the flow. And there is no question that there is an extravagant and entertaining imagination at work here. Cass and Max-Ernest are now members of the Terces (that's "secret" backwards) Society, joined by the insouciant Yo-Yoji (a nice addition to the band). Ms. Mauvais and Dr. L are as threatening as ever. The forces of the Midnight Sun are focusing on fin ...more
Josh Davis
If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late is a fictional book by Pseudonymous Bosch. Obviously the author writes under a pseudonym, and this is important to the book. The book itself is purely for our enjoyment, or maybe not. The book has a very specific writing style. The books perspective is also very unique. He writes in a first person view in some moments, talking about himself in real life, but at other times he is writes in a third person view. Even while in this third person view, we are all ...more
Samantha Diaz
Oct 08, 2014 Samantha Diaz rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Frida S.
Recommended to Samantha by: nobody
The book that I finished is called “If you’re reading this, it’s too late.” My opinion of the book is amazing. It comes with many mysterious things and the author is unknown. Its about a boy and a girl name Max-Ernest and Cassandra which they go on many exciting adventure like going to find a homunculus inside a bottle over 500 years. The author is the third-person point of view which he acts like he was there the whole time, which he wasn't. The story is basically about an exciting adventure wh ...more
Courtney
First I would like to say that this book is funny and at the very end of the book is a interview with the auther interviewing himself. The book is about these two kids named Cass and Max- Earnest, and they have to find a person born in a bottle nearly 500 years ago. When they do, they have to keep the person away from these people who call themselfs 'The Midnight Sun'.
I reccomend this this book and the first one.
And to add one more thing I haven't finished this book but I will soon.
Cassie Tian

The book “If You’re Reading This, it’s Too Late” is the second book in the Secret Series. It continues the story nicely since in the beginning Bosch gives references to the first book.

In the book, Cass and Max-Ernest are now part of the Terces society, also known as the society working against the Midnight Sun, an evil group of people that want the secret to youth. The first mission they go on is to get to the society. So they follow a riddle, and they end up on the boat, but the captain disgui
...more
Serina
Jun 28, 2010 Serina rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Serina by: Mollie
Shelves: summer-2010
Fantastic! Though I THINK I like the first more.
I'm totally amazed by the homunculus! His noble makes the end with a little sad element.
I don't really like the last chapter.
I think what makes me like less about this one is because Bosch gives too much descriptions at the beginning, the first few chapters were not that interesting to me.
My grammar is bad.
Oh well.
However, I'm going to check out the third book today, I can't wait!
Katie
I really liked this book, but I thought some parts were a little disturbing. But it is really interesting, and there are little mysteries inside that I like to try to solve myself. The appendix is actually my favorite part of the book, because it is not a regular appendix. It made me laugh out loud! Pseudonymous Bosch is a great author. He is really funny.
Haley *I don't take bullshit*
Summary: A year after the events of the first book, our young adventurers Cass and Max-Ernest get their first mission with the Terces Society; use a mysterious orb called the Sound Prism to summon an ancient creature known as the homunculus. The evil leaders of the Midnight Sun, Dr. L and Ms. Mauvais are searching for him too, believing he is the key to finding the Secret, and it's up to Cass, Max-Ernest, and their new friend Yo-Yoji to stop them.

My thoughts: I loved this book just as much, if n
...more
Meganr
Pseudonymous Bosch's "If You're Reading This, it's too Late" is a great sequel to the first book in the Secret Series. Join Cass, Max-Earnest, and Yo Yoji as they seek out the fabled five hundred year old "homunulus". Cass and Max-Ernest had recently been admitted into a secret group, known as the Terces Society. Together, the young heroes, along with an old magician and a rag-tag circus, try to stop the members of the Midnight Sun from capturing the homunculus and using it's powers for evil. Wh ...more
Harun Harahap
Semakin seru petulangan Cass dan Max Ernst di buku kedua ini. Ditambah lagi kehadiran seorang anak baru bernama Yo Yoji yang keren. Gue akhirnya berkenalan dengan Pietro dan mengetahui siapakah ayah dari Cass. Mantabs!
Mykmyk Pascua
This sequel is better written than "Secret" and P.B. is less annoying this time around with his unnecessary interventions scattered in more strategic spots of the books where the tension is rising up.
Samantha Rich
Read this on a whim after seeing the first one on the shelf in WH Smith and deciding to borrow it from the library.
I absolutely loved this book.
Although I am 20 years old and this series is clearly meant for a younger audience I couldn't not carry on reading this series.

The characters are fantastic, the storyline is fantastic, the writing style is fantastic and I just couldn't believe how excited I got reading this. The way the author (whose pseudonym is brilliant by the way) connects with the
...more
Jess W
OMG!!!this book was amazing my mum has told me 4 times to "put the book down and eat." It's kind of weird when your mum has to tell you to stop reading
Margaret Stohl

PB is the modern day Roald Dahl and possibly my favorite writer on the planet. LOVE HIM.
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 99 100 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
MIDNIGHT SUN BREAK IN?!?!/ 6 18 Sep 02, 2014 09:53AM  
Cass x Yo- Yogi or Cass x Max-Earnest? 3 11 Sep 02, 2014 09:52AM  
What's the secret? 1 10 Aug 29, 2014 07:21PM  
Do Not Open This Topic! 2 24 Aug 29, 2014 07:14PM  
Teen Critic: If You're Reading this, It's Too Late by Pseudonymous Bosch----->Start Date November 28th 6 15 Dec 03, 2013 09:23AM  
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma (The Mysterious Benedict Society, #3)
  • A Whole Nother Story
  • Scumble (Savvy, #2)
  • The Inside Story (The Sisters Grimm, #8)
  • The Candymakers
  • The Puzzling World of Winston Breen (The Puzzling World of Winston Breen #1)
  • Class is Not Dismissed! (School of Fear, #2)
  • The Empress's Tomb (Kiki Strike, #2)
  • I So Don't Do Mysteries
  • Gilda Joyce: The Dead Drop (Gilda Joyce, #4)
  • Zorgamazoo
  • Look Into My Eyes (Ruby Redfort, #1)
543080
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
More about Pseudonymous Bosch...
The Name of This Book Is Secret (Secret, #1) This Book Is Not Good for You (Secret, #3) This Isn't What It Looks Like (Secret, #4) You Have to Stop This (Secret, #5) The Secret Series Complete Collection

Share This Book

“Very little in this world makes sense.” 112 likes
“I ate him," said the homunculus, biting into his sausage.
The kids couldn't hide their looks of horror.
He smiled, sausage juice running down his chin. "Oh, don't worry - I cooked him first. I'm not a barbarian.”
69 likes
More quotes…