Aug 22, 2011

Review: Gimme a Call by Sarah Mlynowski

3.5 chewy peanut butter cookies.

Cover Love:
I love this cover, but I read the hardcover version with a different cover that I did not love.

Why I Wanted to Read This:
The synopsis to this one sounded so interesting! Here it is from GoodReads:
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 .

I Kept Reading Because:
I wanted to see how this was resolved.


What I Liked (& Didn't):
This was a great story and a great idea--call yourself back in time and make changes in your life. My biggest problem was the senior Dezi. I just didn't love her. I think that the author actually wrote her that way on purpose so that she could change as a character. And she did, she made some great changes, but there was so much I disliked about her before then!

I liked the younger Dezi so much better. It was interesting to see the contrast between the one who'd made the mistakes (or what she thought were mistakes) and the one before she made the mistakes.

I do think that this would be a great book for a young teen girl to read. To show her what can happen when you give your life over to a boyfriend. To show you that you can have friends and you can have a boyfriend, it doesn't have to be one or the other!

To Sum Up: An enjoyable read with an interesting "lesson" for young teens. I will be getting this one for my library!

Book checked out from public library.

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