Don’t Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski
Having telepathy would be amazing right? But what if you were a teenager and the rest of your classmates had it too? Suddenly it doesn’t seem like such a good idea.
On a normal school day Class 10B are getting their flu shots, however there are some unexpected side effects to the injections. Suddenly they can hear what everyone else is thinking, including each other. Secrets are laid bare and their trust in each other is tested.
Don’t Even Think About It has a fun central idea, with a whole class being able to read each other’s thoughts and learning exactly what everyone thinks of them. School would have been so much harder if everyone knew what everyone was thinking and so you immediately have sympathy for the classmates. I also laughed at how they use their telepathy to their advantage with mixed results.
The narration is different with being told in the first person as a “we” so there’s not just person’s perspective and plenty of characters to get involved with. Although it’s difficult to remember all the main characters there should at least be one character that you can relate to as we hear all their fears, loves and insecurities.
It’s mostly a light-hearted affair and sometimes it feels as though the stakes could be higher. Although the students are worried for others to find out about their telepathy there isn’t as much tension brought from this as there should be. But it’s a fun read and I look forward to the next book in the series Think Twice when it’s released.