Saturday, March 8, 2014

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

Title: Don't Even Think About It
Author: Sarah Mlynowski
Format: Ebook
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publish Date: March 11, 2014
Source: Netgalley

Why You're Reading This Book:

  • You're a YA fiction fan.
  • You like a little bit of magic.
What's the Story?:

From "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."

My Two Cents:

"Don't Even Think About It" is the story of a bunch of high schoolers that gain telepathic abilities as a side-effect to their flu vaccines. The book follows different high schoolers as the deal with their new found gift... or curse as they find out in some cases.I really enjoyed this book that asks what if we could hear everything that those around us are thinking (thank goodness we can't; I would be in so much trouble)!

I did like this book. It took me a little bit to get into and there were definitely some spots where it got a little bit slow. There were also some parts of the book that were a little bit confusing because of the narration. Parts of the book are narrated by the students collectively and it jumped a little bit between different points of view. I had a hard time keeping up with who was really talking/ thinking.

Overall, this is a fun ride. What I liked most about this book is that it makes you think. At first, it seems like it would be a huge bonus to read each other's minds but through this book, I quickly realized that it didn't seem like it would be that great of a gift. Some things are better left unknown.

This book would be a great choice for when you want an easy read that will still make you think a little bit.



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