Get Even

Featured
 
4.7
 
3.7 (1)
2515 1
Get Even
Publisher
Genre(s)
Age Range
12+
Release Date
September 16, 2014
ISBN
978-0062260857
Buy This Book
      

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.

Editor reviews

1 reviews

Get Even
(Updated: July 13, 2014)
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Four girls get together and form a secretive group to combat bullying on their campus only they didn't realize that in the process they'd made some deadly enemies.

What worked: I loved the whole premise of four classmates with nothing in common who get together to fight against bullying at their elite private school. They form DGM-Don't Get Mad, a secret society that gets back at bullies. The girls aren't really friends but the group holds them together. I liked this twist as it's not like PRETTY LITTLE LIARS but more like BREAKFAST CLUB in which a common goal of revenge has them overlook their differences for a common goal.


There's lots of twists and turns along with the elusive enemy. Let's just say that anyone on campus could be the mysterious enemy including the girls. The secrets and shocking reveals, along with tension paced action, kept me turning the pages until early in the morning. The cliffhanging ending had me rush to GoodReads to see if this wasn't the end. It's not! Whew!

Action, danger, revenge, romance, and betrayals are sure to suck readers right into this story!

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS meets a murderous A-type set in a private Christian school backdrop where an underground group of teens against bullying find that their enemies might be more than they can handle. Karma sometimes isn't sweet.
Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful to you? 0 0

User reviews

1 reviews

Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
3.0  (1)
Characters 
 
4.0  (1)
Writing Style 
 
4.0  (1)
Already have an account? or Create an account
Really enjoyed
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Four girls who have nothing in common, Bree, Kitty, Olivia, and Margot, form a secret group called DGM: Don’t Get Mad. It’s a group designed to take revenge against school bullies, no matter if they’re students or teachers. They have strict rules against any kind of contact at school so no one will ever associate them together. Then their latest target is murdered and a bloody card with DGM is left at the scene, making the group the prime suspect. Each girl starts getting anonymous envelopes proving that someone knows about their identity. If they want to clear their name, they’re going to have to find a way for the identity of DGM to stay secret – and catch the real killer.

I’ve seen this book compared to a couple others already, Pretty Little Liars is right in the description, and also Burn for Burn. The closest I’ve come to either of those series is watching a few episodes of Pretty Little Liars on MuchMusic so I’m not going to get into how this book compares to them.

I got sucked into the book way more easily than I thought I would. The plot kept me guessing as to who could be behind the envelopes, who could be behind the murder, was it the same person, was it a group? So many questions.

I really liked that, even though the girls were on the same page about DGM, they weren’t really friends and, in fact, at the beginning it was hard to like them at times. But as the book went on, there was a change were it seemed like they realized they needed each other and maybe, they could be friends. It made for an interesting dynamic as the book went on. They weren’t friends, all they had was their pact that nothing said in a DGM meeting would be revealed, but when faced with murder, they realized they barely knew each other so how could their pact be trusted.

There were a lot of characters in the book. It was told in alternating POVs of the four main girls but there were also their friends, and each girl had her own separate group. There were only a few characters that interacted with all four girls but every character at one point or another made themselves suspicious, maybe they were the murderer.

There were times it felt a little cheesy and over dramatic but I actually enjoyed those parts. They reminded me of old murder mystery movies that I love to watch when they come on TV. There was also a lot of teasing going on in the book. Every time I thought some questions were about to be answered, I was left with more questions. So frustrating! But in a ‘I want the next book now’ kind of way.
Good Points
1. The whole mystery
2. The writing
Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful to you? 0 0
Powered by JReviews

FEATURED GIVEAWAYS

Latest Book Listings Added

Woven in Moonlight
 
4.7
 
0.0 (0)
Ximena is the decoy Condesa, a stand-in for the last...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
The new fifth edition of National Geographic's award-winning atlas is...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
It’s a piece of cake! ...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
The second book in a new arc in the bestselling...
 
4.7
 
0.0 (0)
The tenth book in Ralph Masiello’s popular drawing series shows...
 
3.3
 
0.0 (0)
When they're stuck under one roof, the house may not...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
They thought their troubles were over … but they’ve only...
The Monster Hypothesis
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Welcome to Bohring-home to 453 people, 2,053 alligators, and one...
Where the World Ends
 
3.0
 
0.0 (0)
Winner of the 2018 Carnegie Medal! New from Michael L....
Carnevil (Monsterstreet #3)
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
“Fast, funny, frightening—and filled with shocks and surprises. These books...
Prophecy Untold (Shadow Realms book 3)
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Finding out my mother was taken by the demons...
Hearts, Strings, and Other Breakable Things
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
In this charming debut about first love and second...
Six Goodbyes We Never Said
 
3.3
 
0.0 (0)
Two teens meet after tragedy and learn about love,...
Golden Crown
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
No longer only a warrior. Not just a queen....
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
The first vampire. The last Nephilim. The end...
The Galactic Adventures of Hazel - Gurecoa
 
3.0
 
0.0 (0)
What is it like to live in 4519 AD...

Latest Member Reviews

Woven in Moonlight
 
4.7
"WOVEN IN MOONLIGHT is a lush fantasy that transports the reader into the world of Inkasisa, a place which is..."
 
3.3
"The story: Tyson Trice has not had it easy in life. Months after he is shot and almost dies he’s..."
Refraction
 
4.3
"Marty is a flawed character in any number of ways, not least of which is his propensity to do what's..."
Frankly in Love
 
4.7
"I love this book so much. I read it pretty much in one sitting because I couldn't put it down!..."
Where the World Ends
 
3.0
"WHERE THE WORLD ENDS is an intriguing historical fiction, based on a true story. The boys of Hirta are sent..."
Bury Me
 
4.7
"In horror books and movies, we often see dolls as the main source of scares( such as Annabelle or Child's..."
Juliet Takes a Breath
 
4.7
"Juliet Takes a Breath is a coming of age story about a Latina lesbian from the Bronx who travels to..."
Fireborne (The Aurelian Cycle, #1)
 
5.0
"Fireborne is a fantasy novel set nine years after a bloody uprising against a brutal regime in which the poor..."
Jason & Kyra
 
N/A
"i am from Italy hello. Can you help me translate? /rardor"
The Galactic Adventures of Hazel - Gurecoa
 
3.0
"THE GALACTIC ADVENTURES OF HAZEL - GURECOA takes place in the far future, where our planet is only vaguely recognizable...."
Batman: Nightwalker (The Graphic Novel)
 
4.3
"BATMAN: NIGHTWALKER (THE GRAPHIC NOVEL) converts the YA novel by Marie Lu into graphic novel format. The plot remains the..."
Adorkable
 
5.0
"ADORKABLE is a book you can easily predict, but the journey is unbelievably delightful. Sally Spitz is a senior in..."
Six Goodbyes We Never Said
 
3.3
"SIX GOODBYES WE NEVER SAID is quite a heavy YA contemporary. We follow Naima and Dew in alternating sections. Naima..."
Wilder Girls
 
4.7
" THIS WAS INCREDIBLE. This book reads like BUTTER...… Moldy, rotten, disgusting butter,..."
The Beautiful (The Beautiful, #1)
 
4.0
"After killing a man in Paris, Celine is forced to flee to a different country and finds herself in New..."
The Guinevere Deception (Camelot Rising, #1)
 
5.0
"Guinevere has one role to play when she arrives in Camelot. She has to protect King Arthur with her life...."
Unstoppable Moses: A Novel
 
3.3
"UNSTOPPABLE MOSES is quite an interesting YA contemporary. With dark humor, grief/healing, and guilt/blame, this book takes on some big..."
The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein
 
4.0
"The most amazing thing about classic horror stories is how they still influence many writers today. To read 'the..."
Patron Saints of Nothing
 
4.3
"After learning that his cousin Jun (his best friend and penpal) has died, Jay Reguero heads back to visit his..."
Now Entering Addamsville
 
3.7
"Zora Novak has been accused of a crime she didn't commit. It doesn't help that her family are known as..."