GET DIRTY by Gretchen McNeil


From the "Don't Get Mad" series, volume 2
Age Range: 12 - 16
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A secret society faces a threat greater than discovery: death.

At the beginning of this sequel to Get Even (2014), the members of Don’t Get Mad are separated: Bree is under house arrest, Margot is in a coma, and Kitty and Olivia are trying to discover the killer who's preying on DGM victims and threatening DGM itself. Down two members, Kitty and Olivia bring on board Ed “the Head,” a wheeler-dealer at Bishop DuMaine, and Bree's best friend and boyfriend, John. That's how they find out that their prime suspect has been dead for a year, yet someone is still working to bring down DGM. Unnecessarily complicating the action, a new DGM forms and pulls off two pranks in one day. But with DGM victims going missing—or getting killed—the original DGM members know they have to discover not just the identities of their replacements, but the killer as well. Suspicion abounds, and the girls will have to ask whom they can trust as the plot drags to its end—but not a conclusion, as the pieces are put in place for a third novel readers may not feel is necessary. While Get Even successfully kept the tension high nearly to the end, this sequel widens the canvas and mutes the cat-and-mouse game with too many mice and too many storylines.

For committed fans of the first book only. (Suspense. 12-16)

Pub Date: June 16th, 2015
ISBN: 978-0-06-226087-1
Page count: 384pp
Publisher: Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 2015


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