When I first heard of Don't Even Think About It I was intrigued as to how a flu shot could have such a huge side effect so I knew I had to find out more. When I began reading I will admit to not falling into the story like I thought I would and it took for me to get about halfway through the book before it became interesting. There are a few reasons as to why I didn't initially love Don't Even Think About It, and even after I have finished reading I can't say that I love Don't Even Think About It, but I did enjoy it and do like it, enough to find out what happens next in the next instalment when it's released.
Things I Disliked
- I thought the characters were shallow and very immature. On the back of the book it says that Don't Even Think About It is not for younger readers, yet I felt like the characters acted far too immature for a book not meant for younger readers.
- It got confusing over who was who, who liked who, and who was seeing who and it took a while for me to actually connect them all, I had to make a little list to keep track of who they where.
- Although the whole idea of having telepathy was interesting, I felt like it could have been more interesting and more substantial, I don't get how doing something could just turn it off.
Things I liked
- I loved the plotting and scheming between the Espies.
- Getting to hear some of the non Espies thoughts, and even some of the Espies thoughts was hilarious.
- The emotions that the characters feel and have to go through after discovering some secrets felt real and heart breaking, and those on the receiving end of things I felt deserved them and that they put themselves in that position.
- I loved how the Espies used their 'gift' to their advantage, cheating on tests, having the advantage in team games or matches against others, even going on a date and ensuring the other person thinks its perfect.