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You Only Die Twice (The Genius Files #3)

4.39 of 5 stars 4.39  ·  rating details  ·  740 ratings  ·  67 reviews
The most dangerous road trip in history continues for thirteen-year-old twins Coke and Pepsi McDonald.

Just when they thought they were safe, the twins will be

chased
by an evil Elvis impersonator,

trapped
in a pool of flesh-eating soda pop, nearly

pulverized
in a giant shredder, and

crushed
in a turbo-charged carnival ride.

worst of all,
no one believes them!

Will they make it out al
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ebook, 304 pages
Published January 22nd 2013 by HarperCollins (first published January 1st 2013)
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Young Mensans
You’ll want to read it twice!

You Only Die Twice is the third book in The Genius Files series. I loved this book so much that The Genius Files series has now become one of my most favorite book series ever! I especially enjoyed how the author uses his imagination to keep surprising the reader throughout the book. The main characters are thirteen-year-old twins, Coke and Pepsi McDonald.

Coke and Pepsi are brother and sister geniuses. Because of their genius minds, they belong to a secret program,
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Eshaan
Eshaan Kak

10th October 2014


Genius Files: You never die twice is by Dan Gutman. In the story, the settings were in different states of America. There are two main characters which are twins. One main character is Pep McDonald. Pep is at times scared but when it comes to memory she can memories anything she sees. She is scared of the antagonist Evil Elvis an evil psychopath who wants get rid of her and her brother Coke at all cost. She memories and solves coded messages. The second main characte
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Ben C
I wrote reviews for the last 2 books thinking they were some of the best books ever. Well this book is just another step higher. Recurring thoughts about Elvis and occasional creepy nightmares involving Elvis wouldn't let me stop thinking about this book. Not having much time when I read it, I was always looking forward to getting to read another chapter. (view spoiler) ...more
Jenna
I thought it was good, but a little easy. It was a nice read over winter break. But overall it was good.
Dorine White
It’s Marvelous Middle Grade Monday! And today I am taking a look at The Genius Files book 3, You Only Die Twice, by Dan Gutman.
The Story-Pepsi and Coke are traveling with their parents in an RV vacation across the country. They stop at just about every wacky site you could think of, including The World’s Largest Frying Pan and The World’s Largest Chest of Drawers. As they travel, bad things start to happen.
In the previous 2 books they defeated Dr. Warsaw and his trainee Archie. In this book the
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Kendall

 Do you enjoy, action, adventure, evil elvis', and giant shredders? If you do, you most read You Only Die Twice, the third book in the Genius Files. It starts out with their aunt getting married, but I can't tell you to who because I would spoil it, but it gives the main characters, Coke and Pepsi Mc.Donald quite a surprise. Coke and Pepsi are part of the Genius Files, a organization for the brightest young children, by Dr. Warsaw. Later Dr. Warsaw went crazy, when he witnessed the planes from
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Aeicha
I'm officially a fangirl of The Genius File series by Dan Gutman! This wildly fun middle-grade series, which includes Mission Unstoppable, Never Say Genius, and now You Only Die Twice, is the perfect mix of adventure, humor, and educational information. And, I think book three is my favorite one yet.

In You Only Die Twice, thirteen year old twins, Coke and Pepsi McDonald, continue their journey across America with their parents in an RV. The family has made their way to Washington D.C. and Aunt J
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Shawn Stenmark
You Only Die Twice by: Dan Gutman is a good book if you like a good adventure.
The book is about the journey of Pepsi and Coke McDonald on their road trip across the U.S. While they are on their adventure to go see their aunt get married who is unnamed in Washington D.C. Now the kids are on their way back to get to their home in San Francisco they encounter some more troubles. And guess who is chasing them now, Evil Elvis, and whenever they see him it is in the most weirdest places he could possi
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Beckiecookie
This book is amazing. When I first borrowed it from the library, i never bothered to read it. Then, one day being bored, i picked up this book and it shared its humorous and interesting thoughts with me. Pepsi and Coke, I just have to say-amazing and HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!! Dan Gutman's characteristics that he put in them make be sputter and choke with laughter. They remind me of when I was a small child. Five stars, way to go!
Vivian Xia
Wow... This book was pretty good. I just picked it up to read because I was out of books and I've read the first book so I thought this one would be good too. Turns out I was right.

I liked this book because it had great timing. The author skipped through the really boring parts and at the intense parts of the story, Gutman drew out the information until the last possible second. I really liked the Evil Elvis and the plot twist at the end. I never thought Elvis impersonators could be so evil, eve
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Lila
Great book! Have you ever wanted to go on a nice calm road trip without creepy imposters looking for you and trying to kill you,have you ever wondered if a family member hates you after marriage? Well this is what happened to 13 year old twins coke and Pepsi. Read this exciting action packed book to find out what happens to coke and Pepsi.
Dylan Wilde
When the McDonald twins finally make it to Washington D.C. for their aunt's wedding, they figure out that her groom is non other than Dr.Warsaw the killer! They also have a new threat the mysterious Evil Elvis, who is out to kill them, just like EVERYONE ELSE. Now they're on the run from the Elvis impostor, Mrs Higgins (their psycho health teacher), the bowler dudes (guys with bowler hats), and Dr. Warsaw (their new uncle.) Will they make it back to California safely.

I thought the book was great
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Emma
I enjoyed this book because there was a lot mystery in it. This is the third book in a series so I would suggest that you read the first two books before this one. This book was about the McDonald twins named Coke and Pepsi McDonald. They were on a family road trip when bad things started to happen to the twins. They were being chased by a guy named Evil Elvis who was trying to kill them. You never know when he might show up but he always seems to know exactly were the twins are going and when t ...more
Siv
The McDonald twins and parents made it to Washington DC for Aunt Judy's wedding only to find out that she's marrying their nemesis (whom they thought was dead), Dr. Warsaw. The begin the return journey and once again have a new enemy: Evil Elvis.
Mr. George
pure fun....a bit generalist with gender role statements defining "guy stuff" and "that is the way girls are" which bother me but nothing scaring. An enjoyable reluctant reader series with lots of internet interaction.
Ryan
Apr 20, 2015 Ryan added it  ·  review of another edition
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carla clifton
I got this book as a free give away on goodreads thay being said i would have payed for it. probley the two best names i've ever heard coke and pepsi. this book reminded me of all the road trips i've done over th years. my grandfather was the type who would have stop to the largest ball of twine. the cool thing about this book is they have photos of the place and a box on the side of tha page that tells you how to look up the trip te twins take with there mom and dad. i think this book would be ...more
Addie
It was very funny especially at the end when they blew up the van with the firecrackers to save themselves from their aunt Judy who is evil Elvis
Nicholas
They get chased be people that try and kill them and when ever the try and till There mom and dad the never believe them
Joseph
Jun 14, 2014 Joseph added it
This was the best book in the series. I have read the book three or four times and I still love it.
Madeleine
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Gigi Castellon
Always love reading the genius files book hope there is another series just like this one
Kelly
I loved the book it was funny and cute it's for kids like me!
Mickie
Fun read. Eclectic. Though Book 3 got even more predictable !
Carol
I liked all the information about places in the United States.
Elise
I absolutely luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuv the books I luv adventure
Lori
Highly entertaining especially for our reluctant reader.
Mel Raschke
Pepsi and Coke are traveling with their parents in an RV vacation across the country. They stop at just about every wacky site you could think of, including The World's Largest Frying Pan and The World's Largest Chest of Drawers. As they travel, bad things start to happen.
In the previous 2 books they defeated Dr. Warsaw and his trainee Archie. In this book they take on a villain of unknown origin who is dressed like a dead rock star. You do not have to read the previous books because the author
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Kristie
Good but predictable in this third book. Some students will like it because of this. Liked to hear about GA since I lived there for a long time. Wonder if author actually took the route written in book to get all the geographic information.
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The author of over 80 books in a little over a decade of writing, Dan Gutman has written on topics from computers to baseball. Beginning his freelance career as a nonfiction author dealing mostly with sports for adults and young readers, Gutman has concentrated on juvenile fiction since 1995. His most popular titles include the time-travel sports book Honus and Me and its sequels, and a clutch of ...more
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Other Books in the Series

The Genius Files (5 books)
  • Mission Unstoppable (The Genius Files #1)
  • Never Say Genius (The Genius Files #2)
  • From Texas with Love (The Genius Files #4)
  • License to Thrill (The Genius Files, #5)
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