Get Even (Don't Get Mad #1)
by Gretchen McNeil
The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars in Gretchen McNeil’s witty and suspenseful novel about four disparate girls who join forces to take revenge on high school bullies and create dangerous enemies for themselves in the process.
Bree, Olivia, Kitty, and Margot have nothing in common—at least that’s what they’d like the students and administrators of their elite private school to think. The girls have different goals, different friends, and different lives, but they share one very big secret: They’re all members of Don’t Get Mad, a secret society that anonymously takes revenge on the school’s bullies, mean girls, and tyrannical teachers.
When their latest target ends up dead with a blood-soaked “DGM” card in his hands, the girls realize that they’re not as anonymous as they thought—and that someone now wants revenge on them. Soon the clues are piling up, the police are closing in . . . and everyone has something to lose.
Bree, Olivia, Kitty and Margot are not the type of girls you would ever picture being friends. They don't speak to each other or hang out. That is what they want everyone to think. They are secretly meeting and are the girls of Don't Get Mad. No one knows anything about the group other than they help take down bullies and try to make school a better place. When the next person they had planned to take down ends up dead they are the main suspects. Someone left one of their cards with the body. Now the school and police are trying everything they can to find out who DGM is. The girls will lose everything if anyone finds out who they are. It seems someone does know who they are and is trying to ear them apart by sharing secrets they have kept from each other. The girls will have to hold it together and find the real killer before they go down for something they didn't do.
I liked the idea of this story. Bullies who get took down by a group and taught a lesson. The girls all live in different little cliques and really have nothing in common you think at first. After the murder happens the secret group really starts to fall apart. They have a mystery they need to figure out but someone knows who they are and while that someone does help them with a few hints they also manage to tear the group apart. Each girl has her won reason for wanting to be in the group and those secrets are slowly coming out. You get to see what each of the girls is like and what makes them tick. There is the usual high school drama included but it does help to show hoe young they are. I enjoyed this book even if at times it did get on my nerves. You still never figure out who the killer is and I really did not see the end coming. I was surprised by it. The author does a good job on the twist and turns.
4 out of 5 Stars