Don’t Even Think It by Sarah Mlynowski


Addition:Netgalley review e-book
Genre: Young adult
Published: 2014
Rating: 3 out of 5
Synopsis:

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.

I received this book from Netgalley to write an honest review.

The synopsis attracted me to this book – can you imagine if everyone can hear your thoughts? And what if you can hear their’s? And, even worse, what if you are a teenager at the time? Goodness me! I think this book portrays this horror well. School can be tough enough to get through without everyone being able to hear your thoughts. Everyone will know who you like, if you tried to cheat and what you really think about yourself. This story is full of revelations, friendships are made and relationships are broken. There is the realisation that everyone lies, everyone is capable of keeping a secret and sometimes things are not as they seem.

I thought this was a good read. It was a quick and easy read. My Kindle app suggested it would take just 3 hours to read this novel. The book was entertaining; I sniggered in some places and rolled my eyes in others. I liked the characters. My favourite was Olivia, the shy girl who find a way to come out of her shell. I don’t think there was one character I disliked, although there were story lines were I found myself taking sides.

Like I said, this is an easy read, but one I enjoyed. I did want to know what was going to happen – would their ability be found out? What secrets would be revealed? It was an interesting read and a situation I’m glad I’ve never experienced.

I am rating this book 3 out of 5. It was a fun, quirky read. It was quick and entertaining. I would definitely read the next novel in this new series.

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