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Don't Get Caught by Kurt Dinan. 326 p. Sourcebooks Fire, April 1, 2016. 9781492630142.
Publisher synopsis: 10:00 tonight at the water tower. Tell no one. -Chaos Club
First line: Rule #1 in any quality heist film is Don't get caught.
Page 56: My feet unstick from the floor, and I backpedal a few steps before turning and running for my life, the trophy tight in my hands. I zigzag around tables, with Goon's bull-like grunting close behind. I hear other footsteps too, and know that the rest of the lacrosse team is salivating a the chance to kill. kids leap up to watch the excitement, and I race for Potatoe's table.
It seems apropos that this prank/ heist book is being published on April Fool's Day. I recently attended a Sourcebooks preview webinar and, while I jotted down most of the titles to check out/ order, this one rose to the top. I guess all the mg prank/ heist novels I've read in the past year have had an influence. I requested an arc and received it. Thanks, Sourcebooks!