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Book Review: Don’t Get Caught by Kurt Dinan



Author: Kurt Dinan

Publication Date: April 1, 2016

Publisher: Sourcebooks

Pages: 340 pages

Edition: Paperback

Source: Veritas (Booksale)

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Mystery, Humor, Fiction

My Rating: 5/5

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.


How to leave your mark on the wet cement of the universe? Simple.

  1. Make a student human formation of an erected manhood;
  2. Puke at your vice principal and lacrosse coach;
  3. Ruin a great art exhibit;
  4. Humiliate the school’s iconic mascot;
  5. Send a gigantic flying replica of your school’s devilish VP naked above a sea of piling visitors;
  6. And last, but not the least, bust a notorious and enigmatic club in a very public setting.

See? Simple. *insert the most sarcastic tone ever*

“Don’t Get Caught,” is my shut-the-hell-up-about-busyness-and-I-got-your-back-on-some-distractions-kind of book and I would strongly vote this as my can’t-put-the-book-down-read-of-the-year! Ha, Hundred percent!

It’s hilarious. (everyone should agree to that)

It’s brilliant. (come on, brilliance is an understatement)

It’s extreme. (hullo? Dare-devils are no match!)

It’s epic. (more epic than Troy defeating Persia)

It’s bombed for a debut novel. Got me at the first part with Max contemplating about being Just Max or Max. Hell! I can even elaborate each of The Water Tower Five’s characteristics in a blink. Also, Max, Malone, Wheeler, Adleta and Ellie- they are a formidable group and a force to be reckoned. Hahaha! In all seriousness, “Don’t Get Caught,” will give you all the extremes. One moment, you’re sorry about this loser and moments later, you’ll be talking about that same dope fella who got a vice principal inspected by secret service. Woooh! It’s a literal laugh-my-ass-out and weep-like-a-crybaby type of read. And oh! Not to mention the plot twists (yes, that is plural because there are minor plot twists and be sure to be ready for the huge ones.) Seriously, I’m getting hyped by just mere talking about it. Haha, What a great way to take a break. A refresher I must say. With all the mainstream books being this hard on the chest, this book by Kurt Dinan is golden in all levels sending you in an impossible fluttering laughter. Thank you for giving me life within pages. Thumbs up! Hands down! Hats off! Bow down! Somersault! Hahaha!

And folks, someday, I’ll make my own mark on the wet cement of the universe. Remember that!

Hint. Anyone can be a culprit. Feel free to guess, feel free to suspect. Hahaha!
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