After she drops it in a fountain, it will only call one number. and forgo texting for a month if it meant I could have just one more chapter of Gimme a Call. Sarah. Who better to take advice from than your future self? This hilarious novel from the author of Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn’t Have), Don’t. Teens who long to fix past mistakes can do so vicariously in Mlynowski’s (the Magic in Manhattan series) farcical fantasy. After retrieving her.

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Devi, the senior, manages to call herself in the past, just as she’s starting high school. That part made me a little mad not going to lie but then Devi realized that was a bad idea and started to fix herself.

For senior Devi, life’s changing quickly. No pasa nada malo. She can tell herself all the right things to do.

Devi let her friendships fade, blew off studying, didn’t join any clubs. In the book it comes back and forth a lot.

She starts thinking about what could happen if she was able to talk to a younger version of herself and warn her away from Bryan.

View all 22 comments. Now with a connection to her past self, Devi plans her future – getting into the perfect colle My Summary: Gimme a Call was a fluffy, light-hearted, and humorous reminder to just live in the moment and live life with no regrets. Sarau Devi was pretty uptight. I liked how Freshman Devi was able to figure out how to balance jlynowski her life in a believable way. The main character Devi gets a call on her phone from only one person ever since she dropped it in the fountain.

A new life is just a phone call away! 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. Preview — Gimme a Call by Sarah Mlynowski. Younger Devi would do something and Older Devi would feel the effects of x right away, she could see the changes in her life To have faith in myself and believe that things will work out for me in the end, somehow.


As an adult reading this, I would give it only 2 stars, but I came up to 3 since I’m obviously not the target audience. She will mentor her younger self, steering her away from Bryan and towards all of the extra-curricular activities and study groups that will set her on the right path to a scholarship to a top notch university.

Senior Devi is older, has been through much more, but, really, is just as immature.

She doesn’t have to go on that first date. This book made me think about living in the present, always doing things to benefit me now and not necessarily later. It’s Devi, as a freshman — right before the downward spiral of Bryan began. I am so glad that I didn’t stop reading this book. I liked the part where she kept looking for Mr.

I also liked the message about how important a balance life is that Gimme a Call imparted with the readership. She wasted the past three years going out with Bryan—cute, adorable, break-your-heart Bryan.

I enjoyed the book from cover to cover and x not have asked for a better plot and ending.

Her parents come together and apart and sometimes she’s with Bryan again and other times she isn’t. I will admit that, in the beginning, I did not like this book. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Devi as a senior and Devi at a freshman are two different girls. It got my mind off of anything depression-related, or school-related, and a lot of other things.

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But senior Devi soon learns that every small instruction to her freshman self completely alterates the future in unexpected and often unexplainable ways, leaving Devi to wonder if it’s even worth it to try and rewrite the past. That might sound like it would get confusing but it never was. And I think that the overall problem Devi was facing, getting caught up with their other half and as a result, letting their friendships fade, doesn’t only happen when you’re in high school, but also when you’re in your 20s, 30s, 40s Ivy is able to persuade Frosh into not agreeing to go out with Bryan when he first asks her out.


She just wants to get through high school and get out in the world and she seems to think that, if she changes a few things now, her whole future will be better.

The more they change, the more they both ask the question: Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. A senior in high school, Devi’s life seems to be falling apart.


Hardcoverpages. This book is definitely a light, cute, fun read.

Also, I’ve always wondered about what I would think of my older self and vice-versa, so seeing something like that in a book was very interesting to me. You see, her boyfriend, Bryan, of three plus years just broke up with her. She doesn’t even see it coming. She can tell her younger self not to do something, to do something just a little differently, and her whole future will be altered.

I’ve never read anything by this author, but that’s definitely going to change seeing as I couldn’t put this book down until I was done.