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Silk & Serif

Silk & Serif a book blog developed by Debbie. We are dedicated to reviews, the book community and all things "bookish"! The main focus of the blog being Fantasy, Science Fiction, Romance and YA novels.

Currently reading

The Worst of Times: How Life on Earth Survived Eighty Million Years of Extinction
Paul B. Wignall
The Bourbon Kings
J.R. Ward
Smoke on the Water (Sisters of the Craft)
Lori Handeland
Neal Stephenson
Alice Clayton
The Last Archangel
Michael D. Young
The Maze Runner
James Dashner
Melissa Landers
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
Siddhartha Mukherjee
Never Cry Wolf : Amazing True Story of Life Among Arctic Wolves
Farley Mowat

Don't Even Think About It

Don't Even Think About It - Sarah Mlynowski Received as a auto-approval from Random House Children's Publishing via NetGalley for an unbiased review.

The students of 10B are about to get a run of the mill flu shot. Just a normal day in a teenager's life full of drama, education and internal struggles. Each student is part of tapestry of personal experiences which coalesce into the hive mind of we that developed from a group of 22 students who contracted telepathy.

So then, what did I personally think? This book is alright, and definitely worth reading for teens if they enjoy paranormal with a touch of reality. The book never sways from the lives of the teens, and never develops a larger than life experience with chase scenes from the FBI, or betrayal from a member of the group. The cut and dry story of at least five of the twenty two kids with telepathy follows the normal lives of their family, and their attempts to accept their new powers.

I doubt this novel will enter into the adult, or older YA market with much gusto, but will be enjoyable for the younger teen audiences. The story is entertaining, the messages concerning personal lessons concerning family issues is positive, and the acceptance of oneself, even if different, is fantastic. The lessons aren't overtly pushed on the reader, but more a soft touch to invoke thought.

If you're looking for action this probably isn't where you should look, but if you enjoy social dramas with feel good endings check it out!