Title: Don’t Even Think About It
Author: Sarah Mlynowski
On the Shelves: Young Adult> Contemporary/Paranormal (?)
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 (Goodreads 2014)
I need to thank Netgalley, Sarah Mlynowski and the publisher’s, Hachette’s Children’s Books, for allowing me to read this book in exchange for a review.
Unfortunately, I won’t be able to give a full review, as I have not finished this book. I really had hopes that I would enjoy this book,which is why I requested it in the first place. I found upon starting it though that it felt incredibly rushed. There is hardly any character building or world development. It is a lot of “he said, she said” with no real exploration. Now, I understand the publisher’s the Hatchette’s “children’s” books, but as a result of this writing, I feel like I would have enjoyed this more ten years ago. This is the first book from Netgalley I have not finished when reading, and I do feel quite bad about it, but I can’t force myself to enjoy a book.
I’m not saying it’s a bad book entirely. I mean the idea really drew me in to reading it. I just think I would’ve enjoyed this, personally, had I read it around age 14.