“This is what happens when you try to write your name in the wet cement of the universe. It hardens, trapping you in place, then begins downpouring shit on you.”
Summary from Goodreads:
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.
Wait… now I have thoughts.
This book is immature, silly, and pointless – but it is sure as hell funny and entertaining. Prank war? Count me in. I’m pretty darn good at those myself, especially because I’m the quiet one that always gets away with it… shh… So, anyways, book review. Don’t Get Caught is sort of like The Breakfast Club.. but not. It’s a prank war after a prank gone bad hits a goody-two-shoes. While it starts out as all fun and games, as things usually do, the plot takes a turn for the dark side and turns into a revenge story that took away from the earlier light-heartedness which turned me onto the book in the first place. Say goodbye to regular teen mischievous deviancy, say hello to the dark side (where we have cookies but also bad plot lines, apparently).
Beyond the shenanigans and overall chaos, I don’t remember much else. Main character is named Max and he’s in a prank club… that’s about it. Also, the book itself was extremely predictable and at times, downright uncomfortable to read. I enjoy pranks, I don’t enjoy crimes or bullying. That crosses the line for me, just as this book did at its halfway point.
A cliche ridden revenge story gone awry, that’s what this is. If you want to try it, fine. Be my guest and I hope it works out for you… as for me? I’ll steer clear and pretend none of that ever happened. Oops?