Don't Even Think about It
Don't Even Think about It
Delacorte Press, Hardcover, 9780385737388, 319pp.
Publication Date: March 11, 2014
We weren't always like this. We used to be average New York City high school sophomores. Until our homeroom went for flu shots. We were prepared for some side effects. Maybe a headache. Maybe a sore arm. We definitely didn't expect to get telepathic powers. But suddenly we could hear what everyone was thinking. Our friends. Our parents. Our crushes. Now we all know that Tess is in love with her best friend, Teddy. That Mackenzie cheated on Cooper. That, um, Nurse Carmichael used to be a stripper.
Since we've kept our freakish skill a secret, we can sit next to the class brainiac and ace our tests. We can dump our boyfriends right before they dump us. We know what our friends really think of our jeans, our breath, our new bangs. We always know what's coming. Some of us will thrive. Some of us will crack. None of us will ever be the same.
So stop obsessing about your ex. We're always listening.
"Smart and frequently hilarious."--"Publishers Weekly," starred
A tour-de-force comic narration that will leave you gasping in awe if you ever catch your breath from laughing. E. Lockhart, author of "We Were Liars"
Hilarious, moving, and utterly ingenious. Robin Wasserman, author of "The Book of Blood and Shadow" and "The Waking Dark"
Sarah Mlynowski does it again with a fresh, fun, and fabulous story filled with secrets, surprises, and a sixth sense. Don t even THINK about passing up this hilarious read Elizabeth Eulberg, author of "The Lonely Hearts Club
Finally, someone understands that if you develop powers as a teenager, it's not the government you have to watch out for it's your best friends. Funny, realistic, heartfelt, satiric, and unpredictable. Ned Vizzini, "New York Times" bestselling author of "It's Kind of a Funny Story
Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, January 6, 2014:
"Mlynowski continues to make comedy look easy in this smart and frequently hilarious novel, which features a collective first-person narrative that fits the premise like a glove... Filled with heartbreak, hilarity, and some brutal truths, Mlynowski’s novel will leave readers thinking about the gaps between our private and public selves and the lies we tell others and ourselves."
RT Book Reviews, March 2014:
"Mlynowski hits all the right notes. There's enough levity to keep readers laughing, but this is far from fluff--the real-life commotions are engaging, and the characters are fully developed. The story is funny, sweet and true to life, as readers have come to expect from Mlynowski. Her teens are emotional without being drama queens, amusing but not twee. A perfect read."
Booklist, January 1, 2014:
"Readers will hope for a sequel with amped-up Espie secrets and scandals. Hand to fans of Cecily von Ziegesar’s all-seeing Gossip Girl and Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian’s Burn for Burn revenge books. Now, flu shot, anyone?"
Kirkus Reviews, February 1, 2014:
"The multiple characters are remarkably distinctive, and the plot moves along briskly, combining family drama, complicated romance and friendship turmoil into a compelling view of teen dynamics."
School Library Journal, April 2014:
"Mlynowski writes teen protagonists with heart and depth—authentically illustrating the trials and tribulations of the high school experience, rather than making a mockery out of adolescent egocentrism. This is a fun read, recommended for fans of contemporary fiction."