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Don't Even Think About It

by Sarah Mlynowski

Random House Children's Books | March 11, 2014 | Hardcover

Don't Even Think About It is rated 4 out of 5 by 2.
Contemporary teen fiction with romance, secrets, scandals, and ESP from the author of Bras & Broomsticks!

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.

"Smart and frequently hilarious."--Publishers Weekly, starred

“A tour-de-force comic narration that will leave you gasping in awe—if you ever catch your breath from laughing.”—E. Lockhart, author of We Were Liars

“Hilarious, moving, and utterly ingenious.”—Robin Wasserman, author of The Book of Blood and Shadow and The Waking Dark
 
“Sarah Mlynowski does it again with a fresh, fun, and fabulous story filled with secrets, surprises, and a sixth sense. Don’t even THINK about passing up this hilarious read!” —Elizabeth Eulberg, author of The Lonely Hearts Club
 
“Finally, someone understands that if you develop powers as a teenager, it’s not the government you have to watch out for—it’s your best friends. Funny, realistic, heartfelt, satiric, and unpredictable.” —Ned Vizzini, New York Times bestselling author of It’s Kind of a Funny Story

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 336 pages, 8.54 × 6.33 × 1.17 in

Published: March 11, 2014

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385737386

ISBN - 13: 9780385737388

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Fun Loving Read. ?That's our story. How we became a we. And that's what we are these day. A we. When you're a group that can hear each other's thoughts, the line between I and We gets kind of blurry.? Sarah Mlynowski has always been the literature master of contemporary mixed with paranormalcy and fantasy, at least with little its and bits of fantasy mixed with pretty romance. Don't Even Think About It has a different feel to it, despite the same sort of setting and prettiness involved. I expected a petty read. Something with less importance and a no-plot contemporary. But instead, we got something completely different. Overall, this was a witty sarcastic read for every teen. If you're a beginner with contemporaries, then you should really begin with this one. It gives us a different feel compared to others like Sarah Dessen. This is a very complex chick-lit with various signs of a strong plot forming. The students of homeroom class 10B go get the flu shot. Some don't even care about it, and others are afraid of the sudden pain and outcome. One by one, every comes out there like nothing has happened. They all expected various side effects, like pain in the arm or a headache. But instead, many of them scored telepathy powers that gave them the ability to read the minds of the people around them, and some things are definitely not wanted to be heard. One by one, the rest of the students from that class begin to get the powers, especially at random times. There are many secrets that aren't wanted to be heard, and everyone slowly has to deal with it, and not think about the things that people don't want others to hear about, because it just might ruin their minds. So when will that weird side effect go away, and how quickly? Because everyone wants a normal life again. Sarah Mlynowski really puts us in a deep situation that gets us thinking. When some asks us, "What superpower would you choose to have," many people answer with the ability to mind read. But turns out, telepathy isn't everything we've always wanted, especially if others can do it, too. It might seem like an unreal fantasy that will never in a million years occur, but on the other hand, it was a very fun read. This author is the master of drama. Like drama is everywhere and screaming and fighting is involved. So, please take a precaution if you hate that sort of stuff. But since I'm a teen, I love teen drama. It can be so hilarious to watch/read and it definitely gives the book an extra amount of stars for the rating. It gives the plot a sense and an idea. So yes, telepathy did cause a major problem for the characters, and that includes hearing that your girlfriend was cheating on you during the summer when you were at camp. Shucks. The plot was very intriguing from the beginning. It definitely had a different premise that shocked me. It was absolutely perfect with the right amount of everything. The characters really showed a great amount of teamwork throughout the whole book. High-five to all of them! Mackenzie was my favourite (she was hilarious) but they all hold a special place in my heart. YES, also you, BJ! The only thing that kind of left me out of giving this a perfect 5 stars was that something large was missing from the whole book. I don't know what it is, but all I can say is that I've read many (MANY) better books. So go figure. In conclusion, this book was great, awesome maybe. It was a perfect read for a nice summer day on the hammock! You'll love this if you loved anything by Lauren Morrill!
Date published: 2014-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Can you telepathically read my rating? No? Well, it’s 3.5 Telepathic Stars Great concept, nicely written. I expect that a sequel will take this novel where it should go. Don’t Even Think About It is about a vaccination gone wrong. As students in homeroom class 10B receive their annual flu vaccine, they slowly start noticing a very strange side-effect - telepathy. High school student that can read each others’ thoughts? This could be very interesting. Unfortunately, it’s entertaining, but not the page-turner I’d hoped. While the book was nicely written, I didn’t find it overly funny, moving or exciting. It was good. Period. Full stop. It could be much more should the author choose to follow it up with a sequel, but judging by the other reviews out there, it may not be likely that a sequel is in the works. I, personally, would read the sequel if only to see where these kids will take their newfound power.
Date published: 2014-03-13

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Don't Even Think About It

Don't Even Think About It

by Sarah Mlynowski

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 336 pages, 8.54 × 6.33 × 1.17 in

Published: March 11, 2014

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385737386

ISBN - 13: 9780385737388

From the Publisher

Contemporary teen fiction with romance, secrets, scandals, and ESP from the author of Bras & Broomsticks!

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.

"Smart and frequently hilarious."--Publishers Weekly, starred

“A tour-de-force comic narration that will leave you gasping in awe—if you ever catch your breath from laughing.”—E. Lockhart, author of We Were Liars

“Hilarious, moving, and utterly ingenious.”—Robin Wasserman, author of The Book of Blood and Shadow and The Waking Dark
 
“Sarah Mlynowski does it again with a fresh, fun, and fabulous story filled with secrets, surprises, and a sixth sense. Don’t even THINK about passing up this hilarious read!” —Elizabeth Eulberg, author of The Lonely Hearts Club
 
“Finally, someone understands that if you develop powers as a teenager, it’s not the government you have to watch out for—it’s your best friends. Funny, realistic, heartfelt, satiric, and unpredictable.” —Ned Vizzini, New York Times bestselling author of It’s Kind of a Funny Story

About the Author

SARAH MLYNOWSKI is the author of the Magic in Manhattan and Whatever After series, as well as Gimme a Call, Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have), Milkrun, and more. Her books have been translated into twenty-two languages and Bras & Broomsticks was optioned to Hollywood. Sarah was born in Montreal but lives and writes in New York City.

Editorial Reviews

Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, January 6, 2014:"Mlynowski continues to make comedy look easy in this smart and frequently hilarious novel, which features a collective first-person narrative that fits the premise like a glove... Filled with heartbreak, hilarity, and some brutal truths, Mlynowski’s novel will leave readers thinking about the gaps between our private and public selves and the lies we tell others and ourselves."RT Book Reviews, March 2014:"Mlynowski hits all the right notes. There's enough levity to keep readers laughing, but this is far from fluff--the real-life commotions are engaging, and the characters are fully developed. The story is funny, sweet and true to life, as readers have come to expect from Mlynowski. Her teens are emotional without being drama queens, amusing but not twee. A perfect read."Booklist, January 1, 2014:"Readers will hope for a sequel with amped-up Espie secrets and scandals. Hand to fans of Cecily von Ziegesar’s all-seeing Gossip Girl and Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian’s Burn for Burn revenge books. Now, flu shot, anyone?"Kirkus Reviews, February 1, 2014:"The multiple characters are remarkably distinctive, and the plot moves along briskly, combining family drama, complicated romance and friendship turmoil into a compelling view of teen dynamics."School Library Journal, April 2014: "Mlynowski writes teen protagonists with heart and depth—authentically illustrating the trials and tribulations of the high school experience, rather than
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