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REVIEW: Don’t Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski


What would you do if you could read the minds of the people around you? It sure would be handy when you’ve fallen out with someone and don’t know what you’ve done wrong, or need to tell if someone is lying. Don’t Even Think About It explores this in a fun and gripping way.

When Class 10B have their flu injections, things seem normal at first. Then they start to hear the voices. With all of their secrets laid bare, how will this group of students cope as they’re forced to cooperate by something completely out of their hands?

Although I’m sure there are many novels about telepathy out there, Mlynowski has taken on a very contemporary attitude in Don’t Even Think About It so, even if we take the telepathy out, it still stands on its own with other things going on that are equally as interesting to read about.

Don’t Even Think About It is unusual in the style it is written. Instead of your conventional first or third person, it is written in a collective third person, from the perspective of the group of students as a whole.

My favourite characters by far were Mackenzie and Cooper, who I wholeheartedly ship, no matter what happened during the novel.

Even though there are a lot of characters to get to know and get used to, you learn to love each one individually, despite the manner of the narrative. There’s betrayal and drama, but there’s also a sense of the cute and sweet side to contemporary fiction. It’s a perfect mix!

Whilst reading, I was constantly thinking: How would I act if I were in the same situation as the ESPies? I know I’d freak out big time!

I really, really, really can’t wait to read the next instalment from Mlynowski because I can already tell how much I’ll love it! If it’s half as good as Don’t Even Think About It, it will be amazing.

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    22 August, 2014 at 10:54 am

    “There’s betrayal and drama, but there’s also a sense of the cute and sweet side to contemporary fiction.”

    Okay, I kinda maybe need this book in my life. I am in the mood for a book exactly like this & the concept sounds amazing. AH I WANT.

    Thank you for the lovely review!
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    22 August, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    I keep seeing this in bookshops but I think was put off by the girly cover – this is completely different to what I was expecting! Great, well written review, will be giving this a try!
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    24 August, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    I didn’t expect to love this anywhere near as much as I did! I really enjoyed the unusual narrative style – gave it flair and a hint of something different. Glad you loved it!

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    Jesse Owen
    26 August, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    This sounds brilliant – I’m really intrigued about this ‘collective third person’ way of telling the story – sounds rather unique 🙂
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