"Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labelled 'This could change your life'."
-Helen Exley

"A novel is the chance to try on a different life for size."
-Marion C. Garretty

Monday, July 18, 2011

Gimme a Call

Gimme A Call by Sarah Mlynowski

Pages: 301
One phone call changes everything. . . .
Devi’s life is a mess. She wasted three years going out with Bryan—blowing off her friends and barely studying. Now that Bryan has broken up with her, she has nothing left. Not ever her cell phone. After he drops it in a fountain, it will only call one number. Her number. At age fourteen, three years ago.
Devi can’t believe her luck. She can tell her younger self all the right things to do . . . because she’s already done the wrong ones! If freshman Devi takes senior Devi’s advice, they can hold on to their friends, get into  a good—no incredible—college, and most importantly, spar themselves the heartbreak of Bryan.
Except younger Devi isn’t so sure. She likes Bryan. A lot. But who better to listen to than your future self . . . right?

From the words of Lauren Myracle, “I <3 this book like crazy!” Gimme a Call was a charming, hilarious book. I literally read this in one sitting! It is a pretty fast read, and I was drawn in by the unbelievable plot, the hilarious (but sometimes bossy characters), and Sarah Mlynowski’s writing.

The main character, or characters: Senior Devi (Ivy), and Freshman Devi (Frosh). For being the same person, they certainly have different personalities! Three years can change a person. But, so can finding out that you can completely change your future. Ivy was smart by suggesting what to do, but at most times she could be very, very bossy. Which annoyed me a little. But, Frosh could be very, very annoying to Ivy at times too! I loved the conflict between the two characters. It really brought the book to life.

The ending to this book really surprised me though. I was constantly guessing about what would happen in the end, I probably thought up twenty different scenarios! But none of the ideas I thought of actually happened. I was pleasantly surprised with the ending and I think you will be too.

Overall I doubt someone could finish the last page without smiling. I highly recommend reading this book, but especially to young teens going into high school, or even in high school! After reading Gimme a Call, I am definitely going to check out some of Sarah Mlynowski’s other books. I just heart this book like crazy!

Overall Rating: 4 Stars

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