Wednesday, March 26, 2014

"Don't Even Think About It" by Sarah Mlynowski

Genre:  Contemporary Teen Fiction, Romance

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.

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About the Author:

Sarah is the author of both the WHATEVER AFTER and MAGIC IN MANHATTAN series, as well as DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT (March 2014), MILKRUN, FISHBOWL, AS SEEN ON TV, MONKEY BUSINESS, GIMME A CALL, TEN THINGS WE DID (AND PROBABLY SHOULDN'T HAVE) and HOW TO BE BAD (along with E.Lockhart and Lauren Myracle). Sarah's short stories and novellas include A LITTLE BIT BROKEN, A NICE FLING IS HARD TO FIND, KNOW IT ALL and CRUISIN'. Sarah also co-edited the bestselling chick-lit collections GIRLS' NIGHT IN and GIRLS' NIGHT OUT and co-wrote the first ever guide to writing chick lit, SEE JANE WRITE. 

Sarah's books have been translated into twenty-one languages and optioned to Hollywood. She was born in Montreal but now lives and writes in New York City.

My Review:
22 students from homeroom 10B, go get their flu shots.  Whats so wrong about that you say?  Well the group of kids get a strange side affect...they all of sudden have ESP and can heath everyone around them.  The kids are trying to deal with having ESP and what they learn while "listening" in.  As with everything there are the good points to it and there are bad.  Can the kids all come together and figure out how to handle this or will they all go and use their new abilities for worse?

I can say that I didn't hate the book nor did I love it.  It was a great story for young readers.  It's got that young kids flare too it making it hard to fall in love with one character and at times it was hard to figure out who was talking.  The author covers a wide range of issues that face today's younger generation....Body image, popularity, parental abandonment issues, adultery (among parents), social anxiety, unrequited love, cheating, self-sabotaging behavior, etc. and with the wide range of "clicks" that you will find in most high schools throughout the country, they all seem to mesh together nicely (if possible).  I was also not impressed with the ending, it seemed like it just ended abruptly but really hope that there is a sequel so I can find out what happens to the kids after this story.

I think for a young girl this is a great read for them. For an adult who loves young adult books, this is also a great book for you but just don't expect a whole heck of a lot.  

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