Review: Gimmie a Call by Sarah Mlynowski

Friday, July 16, 2010

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I really liked Sarah Mlynowski’s other books so when I saw this at the library I decided to give it a try.

Title: Gimme a Call
Author: Sarah Mlynowski

Summary (B& A new life is just a phone call away!

Devi's life isn't turning out at all like she wanted. She wasted the past three years going out with Bryan—cute, adorable, break-your-heart Bryan. Devi let her friendships fade, blew off studying, didn't join any clubs . . . and now that Bryan has broken up with her, she has nothing left.

Not even her stupid cell phone—she dropped it in the mall fountain. Now it only calls one number . . . hers. At age fourteen, three years ago!

Once Devi gets over the shock—and convinces her younger self that she isn't some wacko—she realizes that she's been given an awesome gift. She can tell herself all the right things to do . . . because she's already done all the wrong ones! Who better to take advice from than your future self?

Except . . .what if getting what you think you want changes everything?

Fans of Sarah Mlynowski's Magic in Manhattan series will love this hilarious new novel with a high-concept premise .

My Review: How completely cool is the plot of this book? (yes, I am making you scroll up and read the summary, if you didn’t). Devi age 17 calls her 14 year old self and tells her to fix her (their?) life! I would LOVE to do that! Sarah Mlynowski has another hit on her hands for sure! It really is a great book. Gimme a Call is one of those books where you laugh a lot, get a little teary-eyed and a smile comes when it all ends well. The main character(s?), Devi age 14 aka Frosh and Devi age 17 aka Ivy (they gave each other nicknames so they don’t confuse themselves, which I find hysterical for some reason) are so funny and crazy and I can see myself in their situation. I’m almost 53.9% sure that If I could I would warn younger me to seriously just learn how to walk without tripping, but then again being clumsy is well me. So you see what Devi had to decide? What would you guys do? Would you tell yourself to NOT do something or would you avoid talking to your younger self? Hard choice right?