Publication Date: March 11, 2014
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Keywords: telepathy, high school, popularity
Format Read: eARC via NetGalley (thank you!)
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When I started this book I was extremely confused. Narrated in the plural first person, the book comes from the point of view of the entire class, but then seems to shuffle around as the book goes on. There are roughly 20 (ish?) people in the class that are affected by this telepathy issue going on, and my main problem with the book was that it was extremely difficult to keep up with who was who, who liked who, who had family problems, and so on.
There was a significantly high level of suspension of disbelief for this book, too. I mean, telepathy from a flu shot? But okay. I'll buy it. Then, they figured it out LITERALLY on their first guess. In about a paragraph. And logically, it had to be it. Of course. So if you move past that, there was still a lot going on, and I have a ton of unanswered questions I don't want to get into here for fear of spoiling.
I was also a little irritated about the sheer number of stereotypes in this book. Every single member of the class fit into some sort of mold in some way or another. And the adults. And pretty much everyone in the book.
But I mean, it was still cute, I guess, I did finish it and the plot held my interest enough to make me want to know how it all panned out. I imagine it'd be good for a younger crowd, but there were a couple points (some random f-bombs came out of nowhere) that seemed too old, but the general feel of the book did not match up with that.
Did anyone else feel kind of strange about this book? I don't know, I was mostly disappointed it wasn't holding up to a lot of thinking or questioning.