Hey folks! I have an entertaining new (just released in mid-March) young adult novel from Sarah Mlynowski to share with you today.
When I first started reading Don't Even Think About It, I was afraid I (and teens with similar upbringings) might not like this book. The main characters of the book are high school sophomores from wealthy families living in a well-to-do neighborhood of Manhattan. I grew up in a small rural town in Indiana with a graduating class of a little over 100 students. You can understand my concern about some kids not being able to relate. However, you can't help but get sucked into the story and interested in the characters quickly. Plus, even if a lot of the characters are self-involved, they're teenagers. It's kind of the nature of the beast. Just saying. ;)
Things start getting interesting for the students in homeroom 10B at Bloomberg High School the day after they receive flu shots. One by one, the teens who got a flu shot are suddenly able to hear other people's thoughts...Even worse, they can telepathically communicate with their other friends and classmates who have the ability. While naturally some think it's totally awesome, others are less than thrilled. Secrets don't stay secrets for long. It's hard to lie when everyone knows what you're really thinking. New relationships are formed and old ones fall apart. Typical high school life, but, you know, more complicated, if that's possible.
This was such a fun book to read! Seriously, this was an easy read, but I finished it in less than 24 hours and had a very hard time waiting to read the rest of it the next day! It's a great blend of typical high school life with a little "sci-fi", to make things extra interesting. I highly recommend it as a fun read for any high school aged girl. (Not trying to be sexist, but it just seems like more of a "girl" book to me.)
You can buy Don't Even Think About It HERE (along with other retailers). You can also stay up to date with the author on her website, Twitter, and Facebook.
Disclaimer: I received a free e-copy of this book through Netgalley.com. However, all opinions expressed in this review are my own.