10:00 tonight at the water tower. Tell no one. -Chaos Club
When Max received a mysterious invite from the untraceable, epic prank-pulling Chaos Club, he has to ask: why him? After all, he’s Mr. 2.5 GPA, Mr. No Social Life. He’s just Max. And his favorite heist movies have taught him this situation calls for Rule #4: Be suspicious. But it’s also his one shot to leave Just Max in the dust…
Yeah, not so much. Max and four fellow students- who also received invites- are standing on the newly defaced water tower when campus security “catches”them. Definitely a setup. And this time, Max has had enough. It’s time for Rule #7: Always get payback.
This book was so much fun to read. It had me wishing that people in my high school would have been this creative and pulled pranks on one another and the school, because to be honest, it would have livened things up quite a bit.
I really related to the main character, Max. He feels like there is nothing spectacular about his life—he is “just” Max. So when he and a sort of random, Breakfast Club-esque group start to pull pranks against their school’s Chaos Club, he becomes “Not Max,” or the exact opposite of who he has been his entire life. And it brings him a lot of happiness, not because he is rebelling against the system or causing people harm, but because he finally has a group of people with whom he feels he belongs with, for once in his life.
The most important part of this book is that it brings up the moral issue of the difference between revenge and justice. As the group starts to pull their pranks, some of the members use the pranks that they pull to get revenge on people who have wronged them in the past, which makes Max question his involvement in the group all together. He wonders if what they are doing is okay, or if they are no better than the Chaos Club themselves, the same evil going by a different name.
I give this book 4/5 stars. You can order it for yourself by clicking on the image of the book below: