Sunday, February 23, 2014

Don't Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski


                                              9780385737388

I received this as an ARC. I would like to thank Miss Mlynowski and Random House Books for this opportunity.

Don't Even Think About It is a story group of high school sophomores in New York who receive their flu shot. Within 24 hours a small group of them have developed telepathy. By the end of 48 hours, everyone in their homeroom who received the shot has developed telepathy.

 While it is intended for the YA group of readers, I was intrigued to see how Miss Mlynowski developed her story.
During the beginning of the story, it was hard for me to keep reading. Each character was given a back story that was so thorough it was almost mind-numbing. There are so many characters that are in the forefront of the story, that all the in depth character development can be somewhat overwhelming. As the story began to open up and start describing the telepathy and how each character was handling their new found abilities, it began to get very interesting. Miss Mlynowski held true to how a teenager might react.

This is definitely more geared to the YA group of readers than for readers who have been out of high school for a while. But, I very much respect Miss Mlynowski's talent. I would recommend this book to any young person that enjoys reading.