Gotcha!

Gotcha!

Book - 2008
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"It's bead season at Slippery Rock High School. This year the bead-snatching grad-game called Gotcha has been banned as an official school activity because the teachers have decided to put an end to what they consider a dangerous tradition. The game goes underground, and more grads than ever are participating. The game quickly spins out of control, and Katie finds herself losing friends and falling victim to her classmates' obsession with Gotcha. She considers dropping out of the game but then devises a better way of getting even with her classmates."---Back cover.
Publisher: Victoria, BC : Orca Book Publishers, c2008
ISBN: 9781551437378
1551437376
Branch Call Number: HRDLITS
Characteristics: 259 p. : 19 cm

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Curly_1
May 15, 2015

This book was very catchy and fun to read. Once you start reading it it is very hard to put it down. Its about a girl named Katie and how fragile her friendships get and it involves money through a game called "Gotcha!". Before the game gotcha she had a lot of friends, but then when the game came in their ways no one could trust anyone not even their loyal friends.

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Readtoenjoy
Jul 13, 2014

It was a catchy and fun-to-read book. It talks about how fragile friendships will become when it comes to money. Through the game "gotcha", we can see lots of betrayals between best friends and how only real friends stay with you no matter what.
The game seems fun to read about, but not quite a good idea to actually playing it because according to the book people do everything to get the beads, even being suspended or setting up friends.
It looks like a fun game, but to me, it seems like a friendships-breaking game more.

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anamariabarbul
Jun 07, 2013

I just finished Gotcha last night.
I may ask the friend that recommended it, tough, why they had to put me through so much emotional pain.This book just broke my heart, but I just kept coming back for more.

So over all, i guess it was pretty good.

brynnlibrary Dec 22, 2012

this was a pretty good book. i liked it but some things happened that made me not want to read it.

bookbuddygirl Aug 16, 2012

i love this book i want to play this game in my school you know but with out people getting hurt

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matm
Sep 28, 2011

loved this book

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catch_me_if_u_can
Aug 21, 2011

This was a great book always had something interesting going on. Hope they make a second just to see what happens next year if they make a new game or not or same book but by someone else angle.
Its a must read for anyone who like a book that you always need to find out whats on the next page!! :D

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KatherineAllan
Feb 28, 2011

seems interesting...

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potter_watch
Feb 02, 2011

a really interesting idea
i dont think its a very practical game. but make a very good story

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ReadingintheCorner
Jan 06, 2011

While I did enjoy this book, I think it gets more praise than it deserves. I have read many books better than this one, but I know that there are books worse than this one too. I'd say this book is about the middle. I can't rate it that high because until about halfway through, I didn't really like it. The main character, who also narrates the story is quite rude, selfish, whiny and annoying. She gets better later, but for the first third to half of the book, I could barely stand her. It is after that first half that things get more exciting and interesting and I wanted to find out what happened. During the time that I wasn't enjoying it, the only thing that kept me reading was that I wanted to find out who's name Katie had.
In the end, I think this book was worth my time, but definitly not one I'd want to read again or give to somebody as a gift. I might say it's a good read, but definitly not worth your money. Not a must-read, but good anyway.

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ReadingintheCorner
Jan 06, 2011

ReadingintheCorner thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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sarah_anne
Jan 27, 2010

sarah_anne thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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