Saturday, March 29, 2014
Book Review: Don't Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski
A tainted batch of the flu vaccine gives an entire homeroom (minus two students who did not get the vaccine) the ability to read minds.
There's not much to the story. There's no depth and really no character development. There are a lot of characters being that this is about what happens to an entire 10th grade homeroom. There are a few that we focus on more than others, but it's a still a number that doesn't allow us to get that close to them.
It's a cute story that I could see made into a cute teen-made-for-TV-movie, but it lacks depth. The issues these kids have to deal with aren't explored very much. All the reader sees is there is a problem and either it's caused or enhanced by their ability to read minds. And even the ESP thing isn't focused on in great depth, either.
The ending was also a dissapointment. That's not to say I am unhappy with what was decided, but again, it just lacks that depth. It just happens. Decisions are just made. It seems very superficial and on the surface. I really feel there is a lot that could have been explored.
I read this book as a review request from Netgalley. All opinions are my own. I was not compensated for this review in any way.
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