Since we’ve kept our freakish skill a secret, we can sit next to the class brainiac and ace our tests. We can dump our boyfriends right before they dump us. We know what our friends really think of our jeans, our breath, our new bangs. We always know what’s coming. Some of us will thrive. Some of us will crack. None of us will ever be the same.
So stop obsessing about your ex. We’re always listening
So remember that thing I do with book character names and people on tv shows?? Well here’s how I pictured BJ. This guy played a guy on a tv show called BB and my brain was like “meh, close enough” and rolled with it.
I bought the book from Teen Book Con which was attended by Tess Sharpe, I think you know where I’m going with this.
Pi, I kind of pictured as Julia Cho, from the Lizzie Bennet Diaries
I pictured Olivia as a girl from my school who is called Olivia whose photo I’m not posting for obvious reasons.
The group narrative was wonderful! It was just so different from how stories are normally told and I loved that so much. I went into this believing this was going to be like Mackenzie’s story and then I was introduced to all of these other awesome people and it was so cool. I mean, okay to begin with I felt like the characters just had ONE personality trait, it was like:
but then as the book went on we got to see all of these characters develop and round out to have quirks and they all ended up being really full of life and I was just mesmerized by the way in which Sarah Mlynowski was able to do this because it is so rare to discover a book with such a large cast of characters who all have personalities and not one of them is just there to fill in space. The only other examples I can think of right now are Percy Jackson and Harry Potter. Furthermore at the end of book we have a mixed set of conclusions with some characters getting over their flaws, some accidentally making them worse and some not even trying to fix things (Olivia, Mackenzie, Pi).
Okay, Pi is an absolute lunatic! She started off quite relate able and then as the book progressed she just got darker and darker. In the meanwhile, Olivia was developing beautifully as a character and really coming out of her shell which I really loved and when she basically told Lazar to shove it up his arse, I totally fist pumped because she had come full circle and beaten away all of her past anxiety and insecurity. It’s sort of like Mackenzie is what would probably happen, Olivia is what you would hope to happen and Pi is what you really shouldn’t do if this situation should occur.
Even though they completely fell apart in this book I was so shipping Mackenzie and Cooper and am kinda pissed about the whole Olivia/Cooper thing though I’m glad it seems Olivia has found someone she deserves and will apreciate her for who she really is. I shipped BJ and Tess like FedEx the whole way through the book, it was great to watch their relationship blossom. BJ grew whe hell up into a great, kind person which was really nice and I hope he and Tess will make it through book 2.
- Mackenzie/Cooper/Olivia love triangle (which was kind of obvious). I think that Mack/Cooper will win out in the end and that Olivia will find someone she is truly meant to be with.
- Or, Cooper and Olivia will become a thing but he’ll have a passionate make out sesh with Mackenzie, ending that relationship and Olivia will never forgive him
- The group will exile Pi for what she tried to do to them
- The parents/government/school will go batshitcrazy at the kids for not taking the antidote and one of them will proably get kidnapped to get tests done on them or something which will lead to an awesome rescue mission in which Pi will do something big to redeem herself (i might have been reading a bit too much fantasy/dystopian lately….)
- Someone in the school is going to find out about one of them and try to blackmail them with it or something.
- Cooper will move out of his parent’s house to avoid them