February 20, 2014

Don’t Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski: Book Review

dont even think about it Genre: YA Contemporary
Release Date: March 11th 20q4 (Random House)
Series: Stand-alone
Source: Netgalley (ARC)

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. (via goodreads)

My Thoughts: What if you went in to get a seemingly simply flu shot but walked out to find that you are suddenly telepathic? Well that’s exactly what happened to the teenagers of Room 10B in BHS. They all went in to get their flu shots (except Adam because he’s always sick and Renee because of her crazy conspiracies) and came out being able to read minds! While the premise seems a little unusual, it was very interesting to read about.

The plot was simple and fun to read. I was laughing out loud and giggling so much, this book is just entertaining! It was a little unusual to read Don’t Even Think About It because of all the shifting POVs (boy are there a lot) but it’s easy to follow along and get used to.

There were A LOT of characters in this book but they all had their own distinct personalities and were interesting in their own way. I liked most of the main characters specifically Tess (a nice yet self-conscious girl) and Olive (a very shy girl). Some of the other characters annoyed me quite a bit but they definitely added to the story. The romance is hard to describe because this book revolves around 20+ students and there is tons of it! In general, the romance was cute in most cases and aggravating in some. The many different characters make it easy to enjoy the novel even if one part annoys you.

Overall, Don’t Even Think About It is an entertaining, fun and addictive novel. If you’re looking for something to read for pure fun and to keep you laughing, I highly recommend this one!three stars Have you read Don’t Even Think About It? Are you excited for it? Does it seem like something you’d enjoy? Let me know!

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