Don’t Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski
Publisher: Random House
Contemporary, Young Adult, Romance, Manhattan New York
What started out as an ordinary flu shot with expectations of the usual side effects turned into something vastly different for a group of students. Suddenly they have telepathic powers. They can hear what everyone is thinking. Their friends, parents, crushes, everyone. Now they know that Tess is in love with her best friend and that Mackenzie cheated on Cooper. They also know that the school nurse used to be a stripper which is more than any of them would like to know.
Though they are finding some things that make the ability nice. They can sit next to the brainiac in class, get the answers and can pass their tests. They can also dump their significant other before they are dumped. They also know what their friends truly think about what they are wearing or their appearances. They also know what is coming. Some will take the ability and thrive and others won’t be able to handle all they learn. One thing is for sure and that is none of them will ever be the same again. They are always listening so be careful what you are thinking.
This story takes a very different premise and runs with it. The story is intriguing to the point that once the reader starts it they will be unable to put it down. It is a young adult book but can be read and enjoyed by anyone. In some respects it is the typical high school life with romance and stress over school work and tests and adds a paranormal aspect that makes everything that much more difficult for these students. It also takes a what-if idea and makes it very fun to read about though there are some serious situations. Some of the outcomes make for great fun. It will also have readers hoping for more stories like this. This is a must read.
I give this one 5 red roses