Thursday, 6 March 2014

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

Contemporary 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.

Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Expected publication: March 11th 2014 by Delacorte Press 
Genre: Young Adult
Kristine's Thoughts:
* I received an advanced readers copy of this book from Random House Children's via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*
This book is most definitely a young adult book where  I am most definitely not. Lately the YA genre has provided me with some of the most enjoyable reads but this book is one of those that I think you need to be young to really enjoy.

The plot was cute and there were some really funny moments but mostly it is about a bunch of high school kids doing and thinking the things that high school kids do. I think that young people will relate to a lot of the stuff that happens throughout the pages and I'm sure most would wish that they could hear peoples thoughts too.

My issue with the book is that nothing exciting or thought provoking really happens. Yes there are issues that come with hearing what others are thinking but the drama created from it is really no different than if they couldn't. The complications would still be there and there would still be drama.

It was a quick and easy read with some humorous moments but if I were recommending it I would say that this is a YA book that would be appreciated mostly by young adults.

Terri and I don't normally get the opportunity to read and review the same book but in this case we did. You can find her review of this book here.

About the Author
Sarah is the author of BRAS & BROOMSTICKS, FROGS & FRENCH KISSES, SPELLS & SLEEPING BAGS and PARTIES & POTIONS—all in the YA ‘Magic in Manhattan’ series, as well as GIMME A CALL and the upcoming TEN THINGS WE DID (AND PROBABLY SHOULDN'T HAVE). Along with Lauren Myracle and E. Lockhart, she also wrote HOW TO BE BAD.

Sarah’s five novels for adults, MILKRUN, FISHBOWL, AS SEEN ON TV, MONKEY BUSINESS and ME VS. ME, were published by Red Dress Ink. She also co-wrote a guide to writing chick lit (SEE JANE WRITE), co-edited two bestselling charity collections (GIRLS' NIGHT IN and GIRLS' NIGHT OUT), and contributed to various anthologies (AMERICAN GIRLS ABOUT TOWN, SIXTEEN: STORIES ABOUT THAT SWEET AND BITTER BIRTHDAY, 21 PROMS, FIRST KISS (THEN TELL), FIREWORKS and VACATIONS FROM HELL).

Sarah's books have been translated into twenty-one languages. Originally from Montreal, she now lives and writes in New York City.

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