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You Have to Stop This

(Secret #5)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  10,604 ratings  ·  518 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
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published September 20th 2011 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Hajra Ummm, that's like asking why I eat food, why I breath air, why I love chocolate, why I love chips. It's 'cuz we want to, and 'cuz its a note-worthy,…moreUmmm, that's like asking why I eat food, why I breath air, why I love chocolate, why I love chips. It's 'cuz we want to, and 'cuz its a note-worthy, highly awesome book series~ (less)
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Nov 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Jan 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Dec 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
I can't stop reading this series. I need help!
Apr 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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.



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
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
May 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
i cant wait for it im dying inside wake me up on september23
Jun 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the best series ever
Julianna Helms
Sep 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The original review is here:

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
Jessica (The Psychotic Nerd)
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So the Secret series has come to an end and the Secret is out. No, I'm not going to tell you the Secret. One thing I can say is that opinion on the Secret is divided. Some folks were disappointed with the Secret, others weren't. I'm of the latter. Honestly, I fully expected to never get the Secret. I fully expected the Secret to have been ripped out of the book by Bosch. I also read A Series of Unfortunate Events
Apr 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I can't believe I finished this series! I feel empty inside! I found out the secret and learned about an interesting and thrilling adventure. I wish I could read and experience this book for the first time again. I suggest if anyone likes mysteries and fun stories, to read this series. I finished all 5 books in about 3 months! That's not normal for me but I really couldn't put these books down. Some nights I would intend to read for about 20 minutes and end up reading for an hour. I would just ...more
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
Eugene S.
Nov 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Sep 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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)
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
May 12, 2011 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
Apr 08, 2019 rated it did not like it
My birthday is coming up soon. I've decided not to play any video games for the day. Instead, I focused on writing this review to show how really disappointed I am that this is the last book.

I'm feeling lazy, so I won't lay down the whole story of the book like I did in Book Two, instead I will offer a small sypnosis: After Cass accidentally breaks the finger off a mummy, she and her friends get in some deep poop and are faced with the threat of expulsion and not to mention lack of graduation.
Apr 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. I just wish there was a better ending.
Jack Carl
Jan 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Dec 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
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 ...more
Oct 23, 2011 rated it did not like it
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Mar 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
Jessa Mae
Feb 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One word.


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
Sep 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Sep 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 7th-grade-books
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Jun 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
Sep 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
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 ...more
Feb 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
I thought the book was really good and it the wait for the you know what to be revealed was worth it. I found this to be a great book series it had you om the edge of your seat all the way through. I was kinda surprised tho that you know what was reviled in the way that it was I wasn't expecting it to be revealed that way. I wasn't sure what to expect when looking for you know what in the book. I like the reveal of the you know what Pseudonymous Bosch did a nice job of pulling everything ...more
Catrina Sada
Jun 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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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.
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Pseudonymous Bosch is the infamously anonymous author of the New York Times bestselling Secret Series and the Bad Books. Despite rumors to the contrary, his books are not actually written by his pet rabbit, Quiche; the rabbit is merely his typist.

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