Published by Sourcebooks on April 1, 2016
Genres: Young Adult, contemporary, Humor
Source: Paperback ARC from Publisher
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.
Don’t Get Caught is a hilarious young adult book by Kurt Dinan. I am not exaggerating AT ALL when I say that my face was literally sore from all of the smiling and laughing I did while reading Don’t Get Caught. (I’m not sure what that says about my face muscles. Maybe I need to be smiling more to work them out. I do suffer from Resting B Face..but I digress.) The point I am trying to make is Don’t Get Caught is the most fun I have had reading a book in a long time. It is just screaming to get made into a movie. I would watch it over and over again.
There are so many things that I just loved about Don’t Get Caught, but the main one is how I think this book will appeal to such a wide audience. I think readers old and young will laugh and love Max’s story, and I think both guys and girls are perfect target audiences for this tale. it is hard to deny just how fun this book is. I love a young adult book with a male protagonist, and Max is every bit as silly and mischievous as I wanted him to be. Him and the rest of the water tower five lived up to all of my expectations.
The book is told in a series of “heist rules”. I loved that. They ranged anywhere from “Rule #3- If questioned, be evasive” to “Rule #7- always get payback” to the obvious- DON’T GET CAUGHT. The ending left open the possibility for a sequel, and I for one and really, really, really hoping that we get one. Come on Kurt Dinan, please don’t let us down. My face needs another laugh workout. (you can hold the cure for Resting B***h Face!)
Bottom line: Don’t get Caught is pure fun. If this description from the summary makes you say “yes!”, then you will love Don’t Get Caught: “Oceans 11 meets The Breakfast Club in this entertaining, fast-paced debut filled with pranks and cons that will keep readers on their toes, never sure who’s pulling the strings or what’s coming next.”
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