Mission unstoppable / Dan Gutman.Material type: TextSeries: Gutman, Dan. Genius Files: #1.Edition: First editionDescription: 293 pages : illustrations ; 22 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780061827648; 0061827649; 9780061827655; 0061827657; 9780061827662; 0061827665Subject(s): McDonald, Coke (Fictitious character) | McDonald, Pepsi (Fictitious character) | Adventure stories | Genius -- Juvenile fiction | Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction | Twins -- Juvenile fiction | Assassins -- Juvenile fiction | Recreational vehicles -- Juvenile fiction | Families -- Juvenile fiction | Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction | Genius -- Fiction | Brothers and sisters -- Fiction | Twins -- Fiction | Assassins -- Fiction | Recreational vehicles -- Fiction | Family life -- Fiction | Adventure stories | Assassins | Brothers and sisters | Families | Genius | Recreational vehicles | Twins | Genius -- Fiction | Siblings -- Fiction | Twins -- Fiction | Assassins -- Fiction | Recreational vehicles -- Fiction | Family life -- FictionGenre/Form: Action and adventure fiction. | Fiction. | Juvenile works. | Adventure -- Fiction. | Action and adventure fiction. | Series.DDC classification: [Fic] LOC classification: PZ7.G9846 | Mn 2011Summary: On a cross-country vacation with their parents, twins Coke and Pepsi, soon to be thirteen, fend off strange assassins as they try to come to terms with their being part of a top-secret government organization known as The Genius Files.
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On a cross-country vacation with their parents, twins Coke and Pepsi, soon to be thirteen, fend off strange assassins as they try to come to terms with their being part of a top-secret government organization known as The Genius Files.
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School Library Journal ReviewGr 5-8-On an ordinary day, Coke, 12, and his twin sister, Pepsi, are chased along a cliff path by a man wearing a bowler hat and driving a golf cart. This is only the first of a series of events in which people, including their health teacher, try to kill them. Eventually they learn that after 9/11, a man who survived the attack at the Pentagon developed a plan, outlined in what came to be called The Genius Files project, to identify children who will solve the world's problems. Based on their standardized test scores, Coke and Pepsi are chosen to be in the first Young American Geniuses group. But before the two can begin to fully grasp this fact, they are whisked away on a cross-country road trip with their parents, stopping off at many wacky tourist traps. Along the way they find ciphers giving them clues to potential attempts on America that they need to try to stop. While this is a fun and mostly funny adventure, it has many plot holes and suffers from poor character development. The Genius Files is only marginally explained and the ending peters out with an attempt at a cliff-hanger. Gutman sprinkles the book with interesting photos and instructions for following the children on their journey, making it a great road-trip novel about offbeat side excursions, but the mystery aspect doesn't quite fit.-Necia Blundy, Marlborough Public Library, MA (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Author notes provided by SyndeticsDan Gutman was born in New York City on October 19, 1955. He received a degree in psychology from Rutgers University in 1977. He started a video game magazine in 1982 called Video Games Player, which later became Computer Games. When the magazine went out of business in 1985, he decided to become a full-time writer. He wrote several non-fiction baseball books for adults, before changing his focus to non-fiction sports books for children. In 1994, he decided to switch to children's fiction. He is the author of the Baseball Card Adventures Series, My Weird School series, My Weird School Daze series, My Weirder School series, and The Genius Files series. In 2014 his title, Texas with Love, which was the fourth book in the Genius Files Series, made The New York Times Best Seller List.
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