Publisher: Orchard Books
Publication Date: May 1st 2014
Source: Netgalley [Orchard Books]
Don't Even Think About It follows a group of teenagers who go for a flu shot in school and end up developing telepathic powers. Ever since I heard about this one I knew I had to get it, so when I saw that I was auto-approved for it on Netgalley I was super excited! Honestly? I actually really enjoyed Don't Even Think About It. I found it pretty hilarious and loved seeing how each of the teens reacted to their power.
So there were a hell of a lot of characters in Don't Even Think About It. A full homeroom class ended up with telepathic powers. Luckily not all of them were main characters. Mackenzie, Copper, Tess, Oliva and Pi were my favourites. But I actually really liked all of the characters in the book - especially when they were all having mind conversations because it was generally hilarious.
So, because this is a teenage book set in high school, there was a lot of drama. All of the kids were wondering whether they should tell someone about their powers or whether it was going to alter them in some way. They were all scared but were embracing their power - even if they did hate it sometimes. Mackenzie had cheated on Cooper and everyone - except from Cooper - knew. Tess is in love with her best friend, but he likes someone else and has never noticed her that way. Oliva has never had a boyfriend and finally manages to get one and uses her powers to make everything great. Cooper's family is in trouble and he didn't know until he developed his powers. So yeah, there was actually a lot going on in this book and I adored discovering each of the characters and finding out more about their lives.
Pi didn't surprise me at all with the way she acted at the end. I knew she was going to try something like that because she wanted to be the best, but it backfired on her and I was glad because she's kind of a bitch. I really loved the way it ended for most of the characters - Tess finally has someone who appreciates her and there may be something between another two characters that I think would be great together.
Overall, Don't Even Think About It was a light and hilarious read. It was definitely what I was looking for when I picked it up and I really, really enjoyed it.