7/27/12

Gimme a Call

Author: Sarah Mlynowski
Pages: 301
Publisher: Random House
Format: Paperback
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars 


Summary (from Goodreads)
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?

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My Summary: After being dumped by her boyfriend of four years, Devi realizes something: her life is in shambles. With no friends, an estranged sister and parents who hardly speak, Devi has nothing except her broken heart. And her phone.


But after accidentally dropping it in a mall fountain, Devi's phone appears to be on the fritz. It keeps calling the same number over and over: hers, four years earlier. Now with a connection to her past self, Devi plans her future - getting into the perfect college, keeping her friends, and most important of all: never dating the boy who took over her life.

My Thoughts: I picked this one up on a whim, and I am so glad I did! I've never read anything by this author, but that's definitely going to change (seeing as I couldn't put this book down until I was done). I loved Devi's character, and even Bryan's - they seemed like real people and were extremely easy to relate to. I loved that we got to see Devi in the past and present - it really helped the reader figure out her personality and why things happened they way they did. I loved that the author didn't ignore the bad things about messing with your life - and others -as well as highlighting the fact that sometimes things are better left the way they are. It also highlighted the way that some couples seem to burn all their bridges once they get together, and how balance is the key to a relationship.

Final Thoughts: All in all, Gimme a Call was a fun, cute read, and I definitely recommend it to everyone who enjoys contemporary lit and a little chick lit. 

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