Title: Don't Even Think About It
Author: Sarah Mlynowski
Published: Delacorte Press
I was very excited to be asked to be Part of the Don't Even Think About It blog tour, the book sounded like a hybrid mix of The Breakfast club meets x-men. I think over all the book was fun and interesting at times but something about it was missing that spark of life that I needed to love it.
Collectively they are the WE a group of teens given ESP by a faulty batch of flu shots. Think life is hard when you have to deal with normal teen issues? Try dealing with the normal issues and add everyone else's thoughts too the mix, insane right? Nothing is private, your deepest darkest secret will be reveled if you think about it, you will never be alone in your head again. What's worse is the group isn't even sure if the ESP is safe, given that it cause eye color change and massive head aches, but its worth it to know what everyone is thinking...right?
So I was asked what I would like about have ESP like the characters of the story, and after thinking long and hard about all the things you could gain from having it, I also had to weigh in all that you could loose from it as well. I don't think I would like having ESP, I can barely manage my own thoughts in my head let alone the thoughts of my co-workers, friends and loved ones. So I would ask for the vaccine to not have ESP and live a normal boring life and avoid the craziness that would ensue from knowing everyone's thoughts about me.
Thoughts: So this book was mindless fun...for awhile. I like how it was told as a collective WE instead of one individual persons perspective. It helped add a much needed level to the story. The idea behind a group of teens getting ESP and knowing what everyone was thinking was great, but at times it just fell flat. It was pretty predictable and never hit the mark I thought it was going to, but all that being said it was a fun pointless read. I think as readers we need that once and awhile a book that is funny and pointless just to get us out of the repetitiveness that books can bring.