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.
The members of Don’t Get Mad aren’t just mad anymore . . . they’re afraid. And with Margot in a coma and Bree stuck in juvie, it’s up to Olivia and Kitty to try to catch their deadly tormentor. But just as the girls are about to go on the offensive, Ed the Head reveals a shocking secret that turns all their theories upside down. The killer could be anyone, and this time he—or she—is out for more than just revenge.
The girls desperately try to discover the killer’s identity as their personal lives are falling apart: Donté is pulling away from Kitty and seems to be hiding a secret of his own, Bree is under house arrest, and Olivia’s mother is on an emotional downward spiral. The killer is closing in, the threats are becoming more personal, and when the police refuse to listen, the girls have no choice but to confront their anonymous friend . . . or die trying.
PRAISE FOR THE DON’T GET MAD SERIES:
“The suspense that McNeil (Ten) builds should keep readers curious to discover what happens next.” –Publishers Weekly
“A compelling contemporary thriller.” –Kirkus
“The ever-enjoyable McNeil…has a screenwriter’s instincts and pulls off a neat trick.” –Booklist
“McNeil concocts every private school’s worst nightmare…the mystery McNeil creates will engage readers.” –Romantic Times
“This suspenseful whodunit…is sure to appeal to a broad audience and engage reluctant readers.” –VOYA Magazine
“If you’re a Pretty Little Liars fan, it’s safe to say you’ll love Get Even.” –Bustle.com
“GET EVEN expertly mixes suspense and snark, proving once again that Gretchen McNeil is a master of the teen thriller.” –Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, Founders of Go Fug Yourself
“Don’t get mad, get reading this wild ride filled with twists and turns, revenge and romance, suspense and Shakespeare. I can’t wait to see what Gretchen McNeil comes up with next.” –Elizabeth Eulberg, author of Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality
“A revenge story with murder, mayhem, and Gretchen McNeil’s signature snark? Yes please! Gretchen proves once and for all that revenge is a dish best served deadly. Readers will be immediately sucked into the dangerously intriguing world of DGM and by the end they’ll be dying for the sequel.” –Jessica Brody, bestselling author of The Unremembered Trilogy and The Karma Club
“GET EVEN is an edge-of-your-seat, sink-your-teeth-into-it mystery — filled with vivid, intriguing characters, set against the ruthless landscape of a modern high school. I’m dying for the next book!” –Katie Alender, author of the Bad Girls Don’t Die series
“Fans of the first book will appreciate the fast pace and light tone.” –Booklist