Review: Don't Get Caught by Kurt Dinan

 

Don't Get Caught by Kurt Dinan

Published: April Fool's 2016
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Subtitle: Excellent (5 stars)


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.


 

This book had me laughing out loud. It had me wanting to go prank someone, with a crew of course. Where can I get one? Do I have to be pranked into a crew? I don't like heights very much... 

Man, it starts off strong with Max having a heated debate with himself (my kind of character right there) about what kind of guy he's going to be this year "Just Max" - who he's always been - or "Not Max" - the antithesis of "Just Max" and therefore awesome. It was a great read, and I thoroughly enjoyed his personality! KD did a great job of weaving in some philosophies in there as well, without making it too heavy handed, but still made you think. Overall, big fan.

The pranks. I was a fan. There were your classics. I mean you can't have a prank war without cows being involved. You just can't. I'm so glad KD didn't overlook this! I appreciated the little snippets we got of the historical pranks (though of course, I would always have appreciated more). 

One sentence summary on the back is "Ocean's 11 meets the Breakfast Club" and this is literally perfection.

Also twisttttttt ending guys, watch out for that.

5 out of 5 stars.