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For those of you who don't know me, I'm a bookseller, post graduate job seeker, avid reader, and a blogger. :)
Note: I received an e-galley of this book for my honest review. I was not paid to write this.
Don’t Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski was extremely interesting in concept. I honestly can’t imagine what it’d be like to hear everyone else’s thoughts and know my classmates were able to hear mine too. Unfortunately, Don’t Even Think About It didn’t quite work for me.
In total, 22 students got infected from Homeroom 10B. I found it extremely difficult to keep track of all the characters. They often refer to themselves as a group as well, which also made it difficult to differentiate between personalities. The story does end up focusing on a small main group of them, but it was still quite difficult for me. I didn’t get to know my characters as well as I’d like to.
Additionally, all the high school drama ended up annoying me a bit. Since everyone’s secrets were out, you can just imagine the drama that ensued. Friends were getting upset with each other, and couples were having issues. It was quite the frenzy. Everyone had an opinion about everything. Sometimes it’s great to have, but often it’s just way too much input.
What I did like was the final resolution. The ending was a bit open ended, in my opinion, but I was extremely satisfied with the decisions many of the characters made, particularly Tess, Olivia, and Connor. Overall though, I’m glad I got to see some growth and self realizations in all the characters.
In all, I’d give Don’t Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski 2.5 stars. I found it to be okay but just not quite for me. I’d definitely suggest giving it a shot if you’re considering reading it. It was a quick read and an interesting concept. It also had it’s redeeming moments.