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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Gimme a Call by Sarah Mlynowski

Gimme a Call by Sarah Mlynowski
Rating: 4/5

Synopsis: 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?

Review: So I've got to admit: this story was so much different from anything I've ever read in my life! It's so relatable because everyone's made mistakes and has wanted a do-over button. I'm sure I've made more than enough mistakes in the past, and so have many others. So a chance to read Gimme a Call? I simply could not resist.

The cover, as you can see, is very lovely and coincidentally, I had no problem picturing Devi like that girl. One thing I was more than impressed with was how freshman Devi and senior Devi were so easy to tell apart! I didn't even need to look at the chapter headings or anything. The way they acted just made them stand apart from each other. I could totally relate to Devi, being a freshman myself. It's hard enough as it is, but with her in contact with "Ivy" (senior Devi), her life turns 324234 more times chaotic. I thought Ivy selfish at times because she didn't realize
that Devi had all the work to do.

It's amazing how just one little thing Devi did changed Ivy's life either for the better or for the better. As the pages turned, I had no clue what would happen in the end, and when it did end, all I could think was, "I hope there's a sequel." I was glad to see the change in character for both heroines (it's still weird thinking of them as two rather than just one.) A must read for those who want something light and warmhearted!

What I thought of...

The Beginning: Hooked right away!

The Middle: So many whacky things happening that left me laughing out loud. Loved it!

The End: Not satisfying. I NEED MORE PAGES!!! In other words, ending was very open.

Favorite Quote:
This is my life. These are my decisions. if there's on thing she taught me, it's that she made her choices. Now it's my turn to make mine.

FTC: Bought with my money.


Anonymous said...

I really want to read this book. It is a topic, like you said, that we can all relate to in one way or another. Thanks for the review! :D

Emma said...

This is such a great idea. I really enjoyed your review!

Robby said...

Such a cute book. :]

Kiara said...

I read it. I had the same reaction to it as you did. I love it so much. It's helped me learn how to start of high school and what choices to make. I wish there was a movie and a second book.

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