Don't get caught / Kurt Dinan.
Booklist Reviews 2016 May #2
Max is boring—not that smart, not that funny, not that noticeable. So when he gets a letter from his school's notorious pranksters, the Chaos Club, he has a choice to make: does he stay plain, boring Max, or does he seize the chance to make life a little more like his favorite heist movies? Of course, the letter turns out to be a setup, and Max finds himself caught up in the middle of an antiestablishment, revenge-driven prank war. Sure, he may land himself on the wrong side of the law, but he also finally has friends. Nothing, however, is what it seems, and as in every good heist movie, someone is a double-crosser. Funny, clever, and playful, this debut is an enjoyable romp that pairs high-stakes cons with a ragtag gang of high-school misfits. Savvy readers may see some of the plot twists coming, but that won't detract from their enjoyment of the prank war, and an open-ended finale suggests that this is only the beginning. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.