If I had read the first chapter however, and decided whether to buy the story on the first few pages, I doubt I would have bought it. I felt the narration was a little alien. See, the main character is several characters, and I know there are many books where the third person narration follows different people, but this book had comments dotted around from the future, and it agitated me - I wanted the story to move forward, and quickly.
Nevertheless, by the time I had turned the last page, I didn't want the story to end.
I'm not quite sure when I started to become attached to the characters and I'm not quite sure when BJ became less of a 'perv' and more of a sweetie, but oh my gOSH there are so many ships in this book and I honestly can't wait for the sequel.
I feel the book is real, in the way that it's relatable. The characters have real problems, I mean, minus the telepathy, but such as anxiety, being self concious about your body and families falling apart. It makes me want to comfort the characters, as we learn their thoughts, and how they react to other people's thoughts. Friendships break and yet new ones are created and it's beautiful - I love the idea of telepathy - I mean, of course I'd also hate it, because we all have our secrets, but the idea of thinking something and to not have to regret not saying it because the person can hear your thoughts anyway, fascinates me. Imagine all the opportunities you could've taken if you'd spoken your mind instead of saying something else instead, because you're shy, or don't want to cause a fuss etc.
The opportunities could be endless, and I feel like that fact is a piece of magic Sarah brought from fiction into our world.
I intend on reading more of Sarah's stories whilst waiting for 'Think Twice' - the sequel. I was really impressed by this book, and even though it was only 299 pages (300 if you count the acknowledgements), I felt like the characters became my best friends, and I can't help but feel it was because of the narration.
I became a part of a group, who wrote a story.
This is the story on how we became freaks.
It's how a group of I's became a we.