This Isn’t What It Looks
By Pseudonymous Bosch
Power Point by Cara Haring
Cass- is one of the main characters. She goes back in time to learn
“the Secret” . She is in a coma for the main part of the book, but it
shows where she is inside her head.
Max-Ernest- is also a main character. He has to find a way to bring
Cass back to the present during the book.
The Jester- is the founder of the Terces society and he knows “the
Secret”. He is Cass’s ancestor and he is a VERY important
character in the book.
Lord Pharaoh- he is an EVIL dead alchemist who created the
Midnight Sun. He comes back to life in the book so he can figure out
the secret, but he isn’t successful. He escapes in the end of the
About the Author
Pseudonymous Bosch has written some
episodes of the Nickelodeon show “Rocket
Power” in 2001 and 2002.
The author uses a pen name
Pseudonymous Bosch, so people won’t
know his real identity. He says the books
he writes are confidential so his identity
must be secret.
He is believed to be Raphael Simon.
This book takes place in the past and
present. Cass is in a coma and in her mind
she is sent back to Medieval times.
The book also shows what Max-Ernest is
doing in the present. He must find a way to
read Cass’s mind while she is in a coma.
The book takes place at the hospital,
school, the renaissance fair, Cass’s
house, and the medieval kingdom.
Cass ate powerful chocolate so she could find her ancestor and learn “the secret”.
The chocolate she ate sent her into a coma.
When Cassandra is sent back in time, she finds her relative who is a jester. The
jester supposedly knows the secret of how to live forever.
While Cass helps the jester in the past, Max-Ernest has to bring Cass out of a coma.
A magician name Pietro told him he has to read her mind to bring her to the present.
His old friend Benjamin Blake secretly knows how to read minds.
Benjamin “helps” Max-Ernest and almost gets to read Cass’s mind. Max figures out
Ben is a spy for the evil group the Midnight Sun, so he makes him leave.
Cass finally brought herself back to the present time .
She almost learns the secret at the end of the book. She finds it in a trunk on a piece
of paper, but the paper turns to dust before she could read it.
Cass vs. Herself
> When she went back in time she had trouble finding the Jester and getting
back to the present. Then, she didn’t remember anything that happened
from when she went back in time. A lot of pressure is put on her to
remember what happened so the Terces society can figure out the secret.
Weird things then happen to her when she is on the present and she is
VERY confused what time period she is in.
Resolution: Cass sees a stone that reminds her what happened. She was
not confused anymore and what she remembered brought her to find “the
Cass vs. Lord Pharaoh
< Lord Pharaoh is EXTREMELY EVIL. He died but came back to life in
search of the secret. He thinks that Cass knows the secret (but she doesn’t)
When she told him she doesn’t know it he tries to kill Cass, Max-Ernest, and
Resolution: Cass escapes from Lord Pharaoh because she tosses him a
mirror. He is so vain he admired himself in it and she had time to escape.
Cass vs. The Midnight Sun
< The midnight sun tries to harm her and her friends and escapes with a
clue of how to find the secret.
Resolution: The “bad guys” didn’t care about Cass after they got the clue and they
The theme of the story is perseverance.
The characters have to be persistent and
keep trying to be successful in the book.
Max- Ernest had to be determined so he
could research ways to bring Cass out of a
coma. Cass had to try hard to find the
jester and save the bandits. The
characters accomplished their goals in the
end of the book because they were
persistent throughout the story.
I liked the book This Isn’t What It Looks
Like by Pseudonymous Bosch. It was the
fourth book in the secret series. The book
has more action than the third book and is
more interesting. The story had fun
settings and a cool time twist. I would
definitely recommend this book.
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