I've been raving about this book (and the rest of the books in the Secret Series) for years, so it seemed only proper to add it as a Friday Read:
The Name of This Book is Secret
by Pseudonymous Bosch
Genre: Mystery (and I will argue Humor as well)
Description: This is the story about a secret. but it also contains a secret story.
When adventurous detectives, Cass, an ever-vigilant survivalist, and Max-Ernest, a boy driven by logic, discover the Symphony of Smells, a box filled with smelly vials of colorful ingredients, they accidentally stumble upon a mystery surrounding a dead magician's diary and the hunt for immortality.
Filled with word games, anagrams, and featuring a mysterious narrator, this is a book that won't stay secret for long.
Why I liked it: I'm a sucker for an off-beat narrator, and this is one of the best. Plus, this book came with a warning not to read further than the title page, and the first two pages of Chapter 1 were Xed out. (Literally.) Who can resist a mystery like that?
Got any comparable titles? Please share. I'm DYING to find another book like this one! (Though I'm convinced that I may just have to write one.)
Happy weekend reading!