Series: Espies/ Don't Even Think About It
Author: Sarah Mlynowski
Genre: YA/ Contemporary/ Sci Fi
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.
A smart and funny story about friendship, first love and surviving high school from the bestselling author of Ten Things We Shouldn't Have Done
Five Fun Stars!
"We were not always freaks.
Sure, most of us occasionally exhibited freakish behavior.
But, that's not the same thing .
This is the story of how we became freaks.
It's how a group of Is became a we. "
Imagine having the ability to read everyone's mind. Imagine being able to read the mind of all your class mates in high school. Sounds pretty awesome, right? But wait- not only can you read everyone's mind, people in your homeroom can read your mind too, can you think of a worse possible place of a telepathy epidemic to take place than in high school? It's every teen's and i'm sure teachers worst nightmare. But after a contaminated batch of the flu vaccine is given to Class 10b, things are about to get a whole lot freakier.
At first you really have no idea who is telling the story, is it Olivia? Is it Cooper? Mackenzie? Pi? BJ? Well, turns out it's all of the kids who have gained the new talent of telepathy. Told in the fourth person by all of the Espies, i found it highly entertaining how the group would state their thoughts as a whole on each situation, i was a bit confused at first but once i got the swing of it i found my self really enjoying it.
"Maybe you think Olivia is telling this story.
Or Mackenzie, or Cooper, or someone else in our home-room you haven't met.
It could be any of us. But it's not. It's all of us.
We're telling you the story together.
It's the only way we know how. "
Before long the Espies make full use of their new power and use it to their advantage, cheating in tests, using the advantage in PE, finding out secrets and forget passing notes! But it's not all fun and games, even the Espie's aren't safe, their secrets soon become 10b knowledge, cheated on your boyfriend? They know. Cheated in a test? They know. Think your best friend should lay off the fries? She knows. No thought is safe anymore and privacy is a luxury these kids no longer have. The shocks don't stay at school, soon the kids are hearing their parent's having sex, discover they were born with six fingers or that their parent's are getting a divorce.
Don't Even Think About It is one of those books that are just easy and fun to read. You find your self rooting for some of the characters and not so much for some others. I was shipping Olivia and Cooper so hard and cannot wait for Think Twice to see if they get together! This was such a cute read and would highly recommend it for by the pool or on the beach or just if your even in need of something light, funny and highly entertaining.
They thought they could hide.
They thought they could separate themselves from us.
There was no escaping us.