Thursday, June 12, 2014

Don't Even Think About It by Sarah Mylnowski - OPTIONAL

Mylnowski, Sarah  Don’t Even Think About It, 317 pgs.  Delacorte Press, 2014.  $17.99  Content: Language: R (52 swears; 13 “F” words); Mature Content: PG-13 (sexual references and drug use); Violence: PG.  

Room 10B goes in for flu shots and they come out with the power to read minds.  Together they figure out the parameters of their new power and uncover secrets and gossip that change relationships and personalities.  There are about twenty kids who get the power, and the story touches on some more than others.  

This is an entertaining idea and the story isn’t told from any one perspective, but tries to come across as telling everyone’s story.  For the most part I enjoyed it.  My complaints are that there were too many characters to keep track of and the ending seemed like it was going to wrap up and make sense, but then it felt like the author forced an open ending to perpetuate a series.  Also the “F” word was totally out of left field and didn’t really tie in with the tone of the book.  

HS-OPTIONAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.  

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