Review: Getting Caught by Mandy Hubbard and Cyn Balog

February 20, 2012 Review 1 ★★★★

Review: Getting Caught by Mandy Hubbard and Cyn BalogRelease Date: September 6, 2011
Title: Getting Caught
Author: Cyn Balog, Mandy Hubbard
Pages: 141
Publisher: Self-Published
Source: Owned
From the Publisher: Sometimes in war... there are no winners.

Peyton Brentwood is pretty, popular, and Harvard-bound. Or so she hopes. Her only distraction from AP classes and entrance exams is the prank war with her ex-best friend, Jess Hill. Peyton is used to getting what she wants, and she's not about to let a loser like Jess gain the upper hand.

For Jess, the prank war is an outlet, a way to get revenge on the best friend who left her behind. As if Peyton has the guts to do what it takes to win. Please. There is no way in hell Jess is going to lose this one, even if she has to hit Peyton where it hurts.

These two girls are about to discover it's best to keep your friends close... and your enemies closer.
4 Stars

I was pleasantly surprised by this short little novel. It’s not often that I read something outside of the paranormal/urban fantasy genres, but when I do I always say the same thing when it’s well written: sometimes it’s really nice just to read about someone else’s life.

This book really explores the consequences of miscommunication and assumptions in a relationship. The writing was high quality and I quickly fell into the thought patterns of each of the girls as I read. The ending is not quite as predictable as one would expect, and it was a very quick read.

If you’re into contemporary YA and/or need a nice break from your usual genres, I’d definitely suggest you give this one a try.

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