Don’t Get Caught by Kurt Dinan
Genre: Young Adult
Goodreads summary: 10:00 tonight at the water tower. Tell no one. -Chaos Club
When Max receives a mysterious invite from the untraceable, epic prank-pulling Chaos Club, he has to ask: why him? After all, he’s Mr. 2.5 GPA, Mr. No Social Life. He’s Just Max. And his favorite heist movies have taught him this situation calls for Rule #4: Be suspicious. But it’s also his one shot to leave Just Max in the dust…
Yeah, not so much. Max and four fellow students-who also received invites-are standing on the newly defaced water tower when campus security “catches” them. Definitely a setup. And this time, Max has had enough. It’s time for Rule #7: Always get payback.
Let the prank war begin.
I hadn’t heard much about this book before I saw it on netgalley but after reading the description I decided to give it a go.
The plot was interesting and took your average high school coming of age story and added a twist of pranks and plotting.
The pranks themselves were creative and not your average jokes that get played on April Fools Day at school. And although we were on the inside of the crew pulling the pranks the actual aim of the prank or the details weren’t shown to use until everybody else saw it which I feel made the novel better as you feel apart of the action as it happens instead of knowing the outcome in advance.
The mix of characters reminded me of the mix from the movie The Breakfast Club as they were unlikely to become friends before the incident that brought them together, but then they realise that they aren’t as different as they once thought.
This novel although didn’t have me on the edge of my seat, it had me shocked and surprised with the clever pranks that I didn’t see coming and the plot twists of who the Chaos Club were.
The ending was particularly brilliant as it had three plot twists within the last few chapters which just brought the whole book together.
I didn’t however like the open ending because I feel that this book would work best as a standalone novel rather than have a sequel which could be possible from the way things ended.
I would still recommend this book to anybody who is looking for something fun and different to read that isn’t your average young adult high school, coming of age, romance novel.
Have you read Don’t Get Caught? Have you heard about this novel before because I didn’t.