17 Jul 2014

Book Review / Don't Even Think about It by Sarah Mlynowski (Fantastic Read!)

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.

Published:     1st May 2014
Publisher:  Orchard Books
Author Website:  Click here
Goodreads :  Click here
Series:  Book 1, Don't Even Think About It
Source:  Review Copy from Publisher
Review:   5 out of 5



What I loved about this story...
I had seen this book around on blogs and BookTube for a while now and had wondered about it.  It sounded like a fun read and one that could be picked up and read on a hot summer day.  I enjoyed this book so much.  It had a great amount of laughter, sadness and comedy mixed in with a bit of a 'they are out to get you' type feeling.  

For me, the best part of this story was when they had the shots and first started to discover what they could do and finding out who else could do the same.  It certainly brought out the best and sometimes the worst in people.  It was entertaining to follow the characters and how they interacted with each other. 

What I was not fond of with this story...
This was such a great fun read, there wasn't anything that I didn't like about it.


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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