Sunday, January 3, 2016

Don't Even Think About It Review...



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 reallythink 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. 


So this book follows a whole homeroom class of kids.  There is a bad batch of the flu vaccine and 24 kids at the school received it.  As the days go on 22 of those students, all in the same class, start showing the effects of the bad batch.  Will the effects continue or will they give them up?  Will the kids get worse?

I enjoyed the idea behind the book.  The pace and flow were also good.  I did have an issue with all the characters because this book follows every character and it doesn't really identify which kid is being followed  at the time.  Needless to say it got really confusing as to who was talking.  The characters all seemed to be well formed, there were just too many main characters for me.

I did enjoy the story itself because it was fun and different.  The author has a fun idea I think she should have made it from one or two characters POV instead of all the characters.  Anything to make it easier to follow who was talking.

3.5 thinking stars!

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