Saturday, July 09, 2011

Review: Gimme a Call

Book: Gimme a Call
Author: Sarah Mlynowski
Release Date: April 27, 2010
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Pages: 320
Source: KPL
Stars: 3.5/5
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.
(summary taken from Goodreads

This book is hilarious!

I picked up a copy of Gimme a Call by chance, and I adored it from start to finish! Devi at age seventeen and fourteen  was such an extremely adorable character! Her voice was very down-to-Earth, somewhat childish, yet still completely entertaining to read. Devi had an awesome sense of humor and the way she handled some situations made me giggle like a mad idiot.

If possible, I loved Bryan almost as much as I wanted Devi as a sister. He had to be the sweetest, cutest guy ever except for the breaking her heart thing. But once I found out the reason why he did, I never blamed him for it. Sometimes I found Devi's reactions a little ridiculous, but I loved her nonetheless.

One thing I enjoyed most about Gimme a Call was how Devi basically tried to re-write her future by telling her past self little things to do, like complimenting her friend frequently to prevent her from getting a nose job later on. But seventeen-year-old Devi never had any clue how her present would turn out; she would just wake up one morning and suddenly everything was different!

Quick, light, and pure, enjoyable fun, Gimme a Call was an awesome YA novel that could easily make it as a hilarious movie! Am I the only one who thinks so? x) 

BUY or BORROW?: This is a book I'd definitely want to re-read someday! :)


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