Think Twice by Sarah Mlynowski, book #2 in the Don’t Even Think About It series.
Genre: Young Adult
Goodreads summary: What’s worse than having telepathy in high school? Having telepathy in high school, and then losing it. When class 10B got their flu shots and developed the unexpected side effect of telepathy, it seemed like the worse thing ever. But two years later, they’ve got used to their powers. They’ve even come to like them. And as they prepare to leave school, they’re all making exciting plans – plans that involve them being Espies. So when one by one they suddenly begin to lose their powers, they know they can’t let it happen. Can they save their telepathy before it’s too late? Or will they have to learn how to survive without them once again?
Think Twice is the funny, refreshing second novel in the Don’t Even Think About It series by Sarah Mlynowski. The series follows a group of teenagers who acquired telepathy after taking an infected flu shot. In this second book we follow them after they have had their powers for awhile and have started putting them to use, for better or for worse. But now they are so used to hearing everybody else’s thoughts, what are they going to do when everything goes quiet?
This novel is a set up from the first as the drama continues. We learn a lot more about each character and get to see the truth behind them, not only through what they are thinking, but also through how they use their telepathy and the greed that comes with wanting to be more powerful.
The relationships between some of the characters became slightly annoying to me and I felt the relationship problems that were going on were taking the story away from the main plot. However, the struggles each couple faced added to the plot in the end.
What I also liked was the very natural and realistic talk about sex within this book. Don’t worry, it’s not Fifty Shades, but for a young adult book to approach the topic of sex and young couples having sex is something I admire in a book as many young adult authors are scared of even considering this as a topic within their books despite young people having sex more often and at a younger age.
I don’t know if it is becuase I have been in a slump or if it is just the book, but it did go on for quite a while. It felt longer to read, but it didn’t drag. This I think could be due to it not being as exciting as the first book when the characters first found out the had telepathy.
The ending for me wasn’t amazing but the narrator twist at the end did give it some extra brownie points from me. It was a very clever way to finish the book off and made me think about the possibility of somebody hearing my thoughts.
This is a great young adult book to pick up if you are looking for something different than your average teen romance novel!
Have you read Don’t Even Think About It or Think Twice? What were your thoughts? Tell me in the comments.