Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Don't Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski

Audio, 7 Parts
Release Date: March 11, 2014
Published by: Delacorte Press
Don't Even Think About It, #1
Source: Library
For fans of: Supernatural, Romance, Contemporary, LOL, YA

     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.

*MY THOUGHTS*

     Normally I don't really "do" audio, but this one made an exception. But I don't actually mean that in a good way. If I hadn't gotten this from Netgalley originally and if I would've had ANYTHING else to listen to while opening at work, I probably wouldn't have listened to it. 
     But it actually didn't have anything at all to do with the narration. Seeing as I don't listen to many, I guess I don't really know the difference between a really good one and a really bad one. But this one seemed fine to me. The narrator sounded like a teenage girl and the boys she did sounded like they hadn't hit puberty yet, but it still sounded ok to me. 
     Another thing that kept me listening was the humor. Had I not been laughing the entire time I was listening and preparing myself for a long work day, I probably wouldn't have kept listening. Because although it seemed so funny, it was also very childish. Although they had all this messy high school drama, they all acted like middle school kids. Like really someone STILL obsessed with boobs? At some point boys do grow out of that. I guess the teen in me would have still liked it, but the adult in me is like yeahhhhh just no. But at the same time, I know I'm not exactly the target audience...
     In short, this was a really weird read. I probably won't be reading the next installment, but this one was fun while it lasted. Hats off to it for being the first audio book I have finished that I've never read before! 
Overall, I give this

(No quotes because I didn't write any down as I was at work!)

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