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Gimme A Call: Review

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?

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

Details: "Gimme A Call" by Sarah Mlynowski, 320 pages, 4.5 stars on Amazon

My Thoughts: I loved this book a whole lot more than I thought I would. I originally got it from the library because the concept just sounded sort of neat, but I ended up reading this every spare chance I got. This was such a fun read, and it captivated me from beginning to end.

There were so many places where I just had to laugh, and it was really fascinating how the future was affected by the smallest things. I don't think anyone can forget what happened when Devi convinced her older self to give her the lottery numbers! It was also interesting to see how the older Devi's college acceptance letter kept changing from the original bad state school she had first gotten into.

I liked learning about Devi's relationship with Bryan, but I do think at points there was a little too much "let's all learn how to balance your life" that sort of irritated me. Other than that, I really didn't have any complaints regarding this book. Great for a nice, funny, light read! 4 smilies out of 5!

4 comments:

Melody said...

This sounds really good! I'll check it out.

LReneeS said...

Sounds interesting... Might be worth reading.
Also, would you consider following me? I just happened to see you have a blog when I went to read your project for our book swap --my username on IP is author94.
Here's the link: http://lrenees-fictionalwriter.blogspot.com/
Happy writing,
LReneeS

Emilia Plater said...

I saw this at B&N, but wasn't sure if I wanted to pick it up - but this is a great review and I think I will! Love the cover.

brave chickens said...

I'm still waiting for this book from my library. Aaaaagh, I want to read it even more now!

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