Friday, March 28, 2014

Don't Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski

Genre: YA Fantasy, paranormal
Release Date: March 11, 2014
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Format: ebook                     Pages: 336
Sources: Netgalley

Goodreads Synopsis:

Don't Even Think About ItContemporary teen fiction with romance, secrets, scandals, and ESP from the author of Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn't Have).

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.

"Smart and frequently hilarious." --Publishers Weekly, starred

“Hilarious, moving, and utterly ingenious.” —Robin Wasserman, author of The Book of Blood and Shadow and The Waking Dark

“Sarah Mlynowski does it again with a fresh, fun, and fabulous story filled with secrets, surprises, and a sixth sense. Don’t even THINK about passing up this hilarious read!” —Elizabeth Eulberg, author of The Lonely Hearts Club

“Finally, someone understands that if you develop powers as a teenager, it’s not the government you have to watch out for—it’s your best friends. Funny, realistic, heartfelt, satiric, and unpredictable.” —Ned Vizzini, New York Times bestselling author of It’s Kind of a Funny Story.
My Thoughts:

The Cover: The cover is kinda flirty and fun looking. Bright colors and pretty girls definitely say this book is going to be good, so read it. You know you want to. Definitely say Young Adult.

The Plot:  I think the plot was well done. The story builds really well, getting into things very quickly. Typical teenage drama-school, friendships, relationships, home life, but add in a twist, say telepathy, and things start to get interesting.
          Well, for a while anyway. I found this one just didn’t hold my interest. There was nothing bad about it; it just got boring-to me. I can’t say exactly what it was. Maybe just that it was definitely teen drama.

Characters: All of the main characters were well defined. Each had their own personality and flaws that made this story realistic. I have to say McKenzie and Cooper were my favorites, even though she was extremely outspoken and mostly mean, even to her friends. I think she learned the most throughout this story.

Is it Worth Reading?: Well, if I wasn’t reviewing this one, I probably would not have finished it. But that being said, it was not a bad book and might hold the interest of a younger reader.  I give it 3/5 purple crossbows.

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