Today I'm reviewing a YA novel, Don't Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski.
Summary from Goodreads: 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.
More after the jump!
Review: I'll be honest, I thought this book started kind of slow, and at points it did kind of creep me out when the narrators would refer to themselves with the royal we. However, it picked up and the more I learned about the characters the more I became invested in the plot which comes to a satisfying conclusion. Goodreads lists this as the first in a series, so I'm curious to see what happens in future installments.
Rating: 4/5 Stars