Title: Don’t Even Think About It
Author: Sarah Mlynowski
Release Date: March 11, 2014
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pages: 317 pages
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.”
This book is exactly as the description says. It’s about a group of teenagers who go to get a vaccine and the horrible side effect is that they suddenly have ESP. They can read each other’s mind.
When they are able to read each other’s mind they find out all kinds of secrets about each other. Some are really bad and questions of loyalty and choosing sides arises.
The characters are all your typical teenage like characters. They are well written though because you can feel how different their personalities are. You can tell from the dialogue who is speaking because that’s how well developed the characters actually are.
I am a huge fan of Mlynowski’s books and this one was no exception. She always has me laughing and super interested in everything that has happened.
I would definitley recommend her books to anyone, especially fans of Sophie Kinsella’s writing.