Monday, April 18, 2016

Don't Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski

Don't Even Think About It


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.

I don't remember what led me to request this book from Netgalley.  Maybe it had something to do with the ESP?  Or maybe I just wanted a quick read I didn't have to put much effort into reading?  I don't know.  Sometimes my Netgalley requests astound even me.  

This book is exactly what you would expect it to be: a book about teenagers being teenagers.  Even with the ESP they had catfights, worried about being the best in the class, wondered if their best friend secretly liked them, and used said ESP to get a date.  And found out everyone's secrets, of course.   

There wasn't much depth to the story and I found it irritating at times because of the very immature narrators.  There was only one character that I can say I truly liked. 
If you don't mind YA with a lot of fighting and boy-crazy teens (or if you're a high school student yourself) then you just might like this one.
For everyone else, maybe get a sample before buying.

Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for sending me a free copy for review.

1 comment:

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