Genre: Science Fiction
Ten Things We Shouldn’t Have Done
Synopsis: 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.
200words (or less) review: What if you would know what someone else is thinking? Sarah Mlynowski’s new book explores just that. It sounds pretty cool but you’d probably learn more than you ever bargained for; what your best friend, the boy you like, your parents really think. Class 10B gets to experience this but their personal thoughts are also broadcast to everyone else who got the flu jab.
I thought the “we” narration worked well, in the first chapter I was a bit confused but you get used to it quickly. That said, I think that because it was nearly all of Class 10B (20+ students) there were too many characters for me to really get involved with. Sarah Mlynowski focuses on a few students in detail but even then I never got emotionally attached to them.
Don’t Even Think About It is a quick and fun read. There are plenty of scenes to make you smile/giggle and I know I’ll be reading the sequel.