Don't Even Think About It (Don't Even Think About It #1)
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.
A vaccine gives a group of kids an unusual ability. they can read the mind of others around them. Now with all the drama of high school they have more to add to the mix. They hide their new ability from grown ups as they are afraid what will happen. Now they are using their powers to see who is cheating on who, what their friends really think of them, cheat on test and try to get info on what is going on to them. Now they have the chance to take the ability away and go back to normal. Will they take it or keep their ability.
This was a charming story that made me laugh in several places and made me think about having this power myself. If I could turn it off at will I probably would have it but not when I was a teen. It is told from different points of vies but all told as one unit. We is the group of kids who get this power. They have known each other all through school and now are truly seeing each other for what they think. It changes all of them. One student tries to hide she has cheated on her boyfriend and it is impossible to do when some can read your minds. Another has always been shy and afraid to talk in front of people. She learns to be different and not be shy. While yet another thinks she should be alone in having this power and will do whatever to get her way. That and so much more goes on in this book. You will laughs and if your not a teen it will make you think back on your days as one. If you want a YA book that will have you chuckling try this one.
4 out of 5 Stars