Monday, February 24, 2014

Don't Even Think About It By,Sarah Mlynowski

Don't Even Think About It, is about a group of New York high school students who develop a side effect, ESP, from a flu shot administered at school.  The characters go through the antics of youth with the ability to read each other's minds, no more secrets, no more inner dialog, everything is out in the open, everyone-knows-everyone's secrets.  This was a really fun read; the dynamics of the different personalities was great.  Friendships are tested, secret crushes revealed, lies are brought to the surface; with the ability to look under the mask some of their fellow students wear, the possibilities are endless.  Just think about how many bad relationships, and heartache could be avoided with this ability.  This book also contains character growth as some of the characters realize that their anxieties aren't founded.  There is mention of drug use, and sexual situations, these do not happen in the present moment and I do not feel like the author promotes them in anyway, but because the age group is young adult I feel like it must be mentioned in case parents are buying this book based on my review.  Overall this was a really fun read.