Thursday 29 May 2014

Don't Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski


This is the story of how we became freaks. It's how a group of I's became a we.

When Class 10B got their flu shots, they expected some side effects. Maybe a sore arm. Maybe a headache. They definitely didn't expect to get telepathy. But suddenly they could hear what everyone was thinking. Their friends. Their teachers. Their parents. Now they all know that Tess has a crush on her best friend, Teddy. That Mackenzie cheated on Cooper. That Nurse Carmichael used to be a stripper. Some of them will thrive. Some of them will break. None of them will ever be the same.


I love the cover of this book. It's so striking with the pink and white and when I have seen it in bookshops, it is the first book that you see. I must say that I greatly prefer it to the US cover. The US one doesn't have that same 'pick me up and read me' feel to it, whereas the UK version does.

I really really enjoyed this! What a fantastic premise for a book! A group of teenagers who accidentally develop telepathy from their flu vaccination. Nothing you think will ever be private again!

All the characters in this were brilliant and the narrative of the book means you get almost all of class 10B's points of view. But the character I found myself relating to the most was Olivia. She's really shy and doesn't say a lot as she is always worrying about what people think about her and if she says something will they think she's stupid. So when she develops telepathy along with the rest of 10B, things she normally keeps to herself in her head are heard by everyone else who has telepathy and she begins to overcome her shyness. Made me kind of wish I had telepathy at school lol!

This was so much fun to read. Even though you would think gaining telepathic powers would make the book have more of a sci fi feel, it didn't feel like that at all. I can see why the publishers have put it in the contemporary category as it's still everyday high school and home life drama, just that a few of them have telepathic powers. I also liked the emotional aspect of the book that I wasn't quite expecting, so even though it is an enjoyable read, it still has a serious aspect to it that makes it more real.

I am so excited this is a series and the cover of the next book also looks fantastic! I shall definitely be reading on!

A fun, quick easy read and I cannot wait to read more!


Don't Even Think About It is available from Amazon UK, Waterstones and all other good bookshops.


  1. Nice cover, this would make me pick it up. SD

  2. You are right - the US cover is horrible compared to this one.

  3. I definitely prefer the UK cover. I enjoyed this book as well and I loved Olivia. I felt that the teenagers really acted and thought like teenagers which so often isn't done. I didn't realize this was a series! Can't wait until the next one.

    1. Yes! She did it brilliantly! I am so excited for the next in the series!

  4. I have this one on my kobo and I can't wait to start it. I love the fact that this is collectively happening to a class! I love that we get to see this from most of their points of view. It seems like it has worked well for you as well which is always a bonus!

    I did not realize this was a series! :) I can't to read it and I am glad you liked this one so much! :)

    Thanks for sharing & great review! :) xx

    Alex @ The Shelf Diaries

    1. It is such a fantastic read! Thoroughly enjoyed. Was a little bit worried that I wouldn't like it as it had had some not so great reviews, but it was great and I'm SO excited it's a series :)

      Thanks as always Alex :) xx