Saturday, February 8, 2014

Review - Don't Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski

When a group of high school sophomores in one homeroom class get their flu shot, they never dreamed that one of the side effects would be telepathy.  Of course when a group of teenagers are able to read the minds of others and each other, you are going to have lots of fun and drama.  It's all fun and games at first, then the realization starts and they learn that some thoughts are life changing and really should not be broadcasted to everyone.

This was a really fun story to read.  It is told from the POV of 'We', which may sound weird, but it really works for this book.  The characters are realistic and the story line flowed well.  I would recommend this book to any young adult, but really anyone would enjoy this fast and fun story.

4 out of 5 stars

Contemporary teen fiction with romance, secrets, scandals, and ESP from the author of Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn't Have).We weren't always like this. We used to be average New York City high school sophomores. Until our homeroom went for flu shots. We were prepared for some side effects. Maybe a headache. Maybe a sore arm. We definitely didn't expect to get telepathic powers. But suddenly we could hear what everyone was thinking. Our friends. Our parents. Our crushes. Now we all know that Tess is in love with her best friend, Teddy. That Mackenzie cheated on Cooper. That, um, Nurse Carmichael used to be a stripper.

Since we've kept our freakish skill a secret, we can sit next to the class brainiac and ace our tests. We can dump our boyfriends right before they dump us. We know what our friends really think of our jeans, our breath, our new bangs. We always know what's coming. Some of us will thrive. Some of us will crack. None of us will ever be the same.

So stop obsessing about your ex. We're always listening. ~Goodreads

March 11, 2014

Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Level: 7 and up
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Press (March 11, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0385737386
ISBN-13: 978-0385737388

*I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*