Tuesday 3 May 2016

Think Twice by Sarah Mlynowski

Think Twice (Don't Even Think About It)

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?

This is the sequel to Don't Even Think About It, which I have read and loved, although it's been a while. I could remember odd details but not everything - luckily, there was a very clever summary done as a report for checking the suitability of the Espies to join a military think tank. Of course all but one was even a likely candidate, because they are teenagers and obviously care more about their friends than the government.

So it's been a couple of years since book one and the Espies have had their powers a while now but that doesn't mean there aren't still problems. The main one now being that some of their powers seem to be going. And with reputations, job and college offers at stake, the Espies can't let that happen. Thus a series of supplement-taking experiments.

I really liked this, it was just as funny and clever as I remember the first book being, plus with the added bonus that it doesn't take much concentration, which is what I wanted about now. Although it deals with some complicated issues, namely superpowers but also relationships, gambling, going off to college and all sorts of other little niggling teenage problems, it's really easy to read and has a great flow to the story, which can't be easy with all the different voices in their heads!

Published 7th April 2016 by Orchard Books.

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