DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT
Mlynowski hits all the right notes. There’s enough levity to keep readers laughing, but this is far from fluff — the real-life commotions are engaging, and the characters are fully developed. The story is funny, sweet and true to life, as readers have come to expect from Mlynowski. Her teens are emotional without being drama queens, amusing but not twee. A perfect read.
A flu shot goes awry, leaving one homeroom class of a Tribeca high school with strange powers. The students of 10B know everything their classmates, teachers and families are thinking — they can read minds. They know when their best friends think their jeans look tight or their haircuts are unflattering and what their parents are up to behind closed doors; they hear it all, for better or worse. (DELACORTE, Mar., 320 pp., $17.99, ISBN: 9780385737388, HC, 12 & Up)