Book Review: Don't Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski

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.

Release Date: March 11, 2014
Age Group: YA
Source: Review copy from publisher
Reviewed by: Madi B

This, my friends, is what I like to call kick-butt-awesome-sauce. I loved this book, I love this book, and I will continue to love this book. Let’s go through a checklist.
Funny? Check.
Great plot? Check
Great characters? Check.
I LOVE THIS BOOK!!! It simultaneously fulfilled my need of an awesome plot and (I can’t believe I’m about to say this) gossip. (Don’t deny it, you like it too) At first the point of view (More like points of view) confused me. But once you got the hang of it, you’re all in. Because of the many POV’s, the names and life stories had me a little mixed up. But OH THE HILARIOUS-NESS!!! (Not hysterical funny like Paper Towns or Bossypants but hilarious funny) Gosh I loved it.
There was a comment on the back that says “Finally, someone understands that if you develop powers as a teenager, it’s no the government you have to watch out for- it’s your best friends.” (Thank you Ned Vizzini for articulating my thoughts) And the best part was, it was a GROUP of teens! Soooo much more fun! I liked watching their relationships change (You can’t lie to someone who can read your mind) and watching THEM react to the powers! Telepathy is now my number one on my superpower want list. I liked how truthful and blunt the book was. Reading the dialogue was truly entertaining. 5 stars for this one.


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