Thursday, 31 July 2014


Don't Even Think About It
by Sarah Mlynowski
Published: March 2014
Publisher: Orchard books
Genre: YA, contemporary

"This is the story of how we became freaks. It's how a group of I's became a we.
When Class 10B got their flu shots, they expected some side effects. Maybe a sore arm. Maybe a headache. They definitely didn't expect to get telepathy. But suddenly they could hear what everyone was thinking. Their friends. Their teachers. Their parents. Now they all know that Tess has a crush on her best friend, Teddy. That Mackenzie cheated on Cooper. That Nurse Carmichael used to be a stripper. Some of them will thrive. Some of them will break. None of them will ever be the same. 
A smart and funny story about friendship, first love and surviving high school from the bestselling author of Ten Things We Shouldn't Have Done." -taken from goodreads

This was one of the books that I picked up from YALC, therefore, I had no idea about it and had heard nothing about it. The premise is what drew me in, the fact that a bunch of teenagers could suddenly read each other's minds was pretty interesting and was bound to be very entertaining.

I appreciate when contemporary books are not completely predictable and have a twist to them. Whilst this probably wasn't the most original idea, it was as I predicted entertaining and a quick paced read. There were a lot of characters involved because everyone in their 'homeroom' got the vaccination that made them read minds and so occasionally it was slightly difficult to remember who was who as none of them seemed particularly individual.

The thing that I enjoyed the most was that the teenagers in the book actually sounded like teenagers, which is a big complaint I have with some YA books as you can clearly tell they have been written by an adult who has never spoken to a teenager within the last five years. It adds to the authenticity and increases my interest. I also found the conversations that they all had with each other inside their heads really comical as they often forgot that other people could hear what they were thinking.

I understand that there is another book coming out soon and I will definitely be continuing on and hopefully seeing a progression with the characters.

On a totally unrelated point the cover to this book is awesome.

3.5/5 STARS

1 comment:

  1. This sounds interesting. I can just imagine all the tangles they get into reading each others mind!