Gimme a Call by Sarah Mlynowski
Release Date: 2010
Age Group: Young Adult
Received From: Bought
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 .
Gimme a Call has been staring at me from my bookshelf for quite some time. I bought it because I loved Ten Things We Did and because that’s probably one of my favorite covers ever. So when I found myself in the mood for something fun and fast I knew I had to pick up Gimme a Call. It did not disappoint.
Devi’s heart is broken and she wishes that she could go back in time and make different decisions. After a clumsy accident involving a cell phone and a mall fountain Devi’s phone will only call herself, from freshman year. I love, love, love this concept. Who wouldn’t love to talk to the you from 3 years ago. Wouldn’t you be so tempted to change some things? Maybe just a tiny bit? That’s pretty much the theme of Gimme a Call. Except things don’t work out exactly as planned, of course.
The chapters in Gimme a Call alternate between Freshman Devi and Senior Devi. That might sound like it would get confusing but it never was. They each had a clear voice while still maintaining the same personality. Oddly, I did like Freshman Devi better even though they were the same person. Freshman Devi just seemed a little easier to relate to. Senior Devi was pretty uptight. They were both great in an accident waiting to happen kind of way. They made the worst decisions but it was so fun to watch it all unfold.
If you’re looking for something super fun and entertaining, I definitely recommend Gimme a Call.