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A new life is just a phone call away!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 inA new life is just a phone call away!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 ....

Title : Gimme a Call
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ISBN : 9780385735889
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 320 Pages
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Gimme a Call Reviews

  • Arlene
    2019-01-17 22:21

    Gimme a Call by Mlynowski was a GREAT read that was a ton of fun! I enjoyed the book from cover to cover and could not have asked for a better plot and ending. The storyline is unique, the characters are very well developed, and as you read the book, you wonder… How is this going to resolve itself? Well, Sarah was clever and spot on with her perfect conclusion. I highly recommend this book if you're looking for a break from paranorm, but still want to have some fun with a bit of suspended reality.About the book… Devi's day is going bad, bad, bad. Her boyfriend of three years just broke up with her via voice mail and now she has no date for the Senior prom. As she listens to the message for the umpteenth time and tears slip down her cheeks, she loses grasp of her cell phone and it falls into a fountain. Well that's just dandy, the topper of her day… but wait! As she dries off her phone and starts pressing the buttons hoping it still works, she finds she can call only one number… her own. So when the phone rings, Devi from three years prior answers and the adventure begins. And boy what an adventure that turns out to be as Devi tries to recreate her past for hopefully a better future through ever changing advice.This book gets five stars from me for many reasons. The storyline is different from the cookie cutter themes currently out there… no vamps… no weres! Yayay! The book is perfectly paced with fun adventure and constant laughs. The narrative from Devi's perspective was engaging and refreshing. And the content made me think about what I would do if I had a chance to counsel my previous self… What would I do differently? What would that advice sound like? Have more fun? Work harder to reap the benefits later? Give myself the winning lotto numbers to change my fate in life? How much am I willing to sacrifice to have a better life?What a great book that will keep me pondering about the possibilities and what is versus what could have been. I loved it! Highly recommend this book to my fellow avid readers that are ready for a light, fun, engaging book that pushes the boundaries on reality, but delivers some valuable lessons. If I had a "phone a friend lifeline," Devi would definitely get a call from me.

  • ~Tina~
    2019-01-02 18:22

    Ha! What a fun read.Did you ever want to change your own past? What would you do if you could talk to yourself when you were younger? What would you tell yourself? What would it change?For Devi, apparently, it would change a helluva lot!I really just loved the concept to Gimme a Call. How many times did I wish I could creep back into my own past and tweak a few things to make things be different for my future? But like Devi (& Ivy) the consequences to change ones past always come with a price. Plus, it takes all the fun out of living;)Great likable characters, fun plot and excellent writing. This book was Funny, light and very entertaining.Loved it!

  • Gabrielle
    2019-01-01 18:21

    Wow this book was so good!! Not what I expected at all it gave me chills

  • Robby
    2018-12-21 19:24

    I will admit that, in the beginning, I did not like this book. There was something about the narration, the tone, that just really turned me off. Lately, the books I have been reading have been lighter, a little less impacting, a little less serious. This is great, at times, but, as I made my way through the first few chapters, I considered putting this book down quite a few times. I am so glad that I didn't stop reading this book.Gimme A Call is about Devi Banks. A senior in high school, Devi's life seems to be falling apart. She has spent the last three years of her life with Bryan, the boy of her dreams. She has alienated her friends and her family, everyone around her, all to spend more time with Bryan. But then he breaks up with her and, just like that, she has nothing.Colleges aren't excepting her. It's too late to try and get her friends back. She hasn't really talked to her sister in months.She needs a change. She needs to just figure out how to get things back to the way they used to be.That's exactly what she's thinking of when she drops her cell phone in to the fountain at the mall.When she retrieves her phone and attempts to call her voicemail, it isn't her voicemail that picks up.It's Devi, as a freshman.When I read the synopsis for this book, I remember smiling. The storyline, though unique and funny, is ridiculous. There is just something about the book that is so humorous, even if I could never explicitly figure it out. Sarah Mylnowski is a great writer, where every sentence leads to the next and I was always smiling at something I read. As I got deeper in to this book, I really started liking it.Devi as a senior and Devi at a freshman are two different girls. Freshman Devi is naive, immature, awkward, and really just trying to find her place in high school. Senior Devi is older, has been through much more, but, really, is just as immature. They learn together.Senior Devi realizes that this is her chance, to fix things. She can tell her younger self not to do something, to do something just a little differently, and her whole future will be altered.She doesn't expect everything that happens the last two months of her senior year. She doesn't even see it coming.The book switches back and forth between these two versions of the same girl and, at one point, I couldn't put the book down. I read this book in 24 hours, flipping page after page, eager to see the causes and the effects and what was going to happen in the present.If Freshman Devi does one little thing differently, Senior Devi's whole life changes. The friends she lost are suddenly hers again, and their lives are different as well. Her parents come together and apart and sometimes she's with Bryan again and other times she isn't. Random boys seem to think they're going to the senior prom with her and, at one point, she wins the lottery.Senior Devi becomes a control freak- selfish and manipulating, always telling Freshman Devi what to do so a better college will accept her, so her friends will be healthier, so she will be happier. She doesn't even think about the fact that Freshman Devi is doing everything she says, that that is really her life, then.Freshman Devi just wants to be happy, to make her (older) self happy. 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.But that's not guaranteed. That's never guaranteed.Together, they grow up.Sometimes I loved this book and other times I wasn't sure how I felt about it. The writing was great and the characters, especially Devi herself, were so layered and dynamic that it surprised me when I reached the ending. These two versions of Devi were so different in the beginning and, by the end, they are still different, but you can see traces of the older version of Devi in her younger self.This book made me think about living in the present, always doing things to benefit me now and not necessarily later. This book made me think about living in the moment, but also about the impact of all of the little things we do. Something that is insignificant for us can be unbelievably harmful and life-altering for someone else. We can never know, unless we're paying attention, unless we're thinking.This is one thing I just love about books in general. Whether a book is happy or sad, a light read or a more intense one, all of these books still have their meanings. All of these books still have their lessons to be learned, things to make away from the experience. I'm still thinking about this book, even though I finished it a few days ago. I'm still thinking about Devi and the ways she grew and changed, both of younger and older selfs, and I'm still thinking about how different she was in the end.She had changed, grown, developed, and finally learned that, though it takes time, she will eventually get where she wants to go.7/10

  • Tara
    2019-01-19 17:50

    That ending was really cute. This was an easy, fast-paced read that kept me turning the pages even when the MC began to annoy me (both the older and younger versions, lol). But I enjoyed the writing, and the story, and the concept was executed very well.3 stars.

  • Ana
    2018-12-24 21:39

    Adorei este livro, há muito tempo que não havia uma leitura que me prendesse desta forma, que me levasse a não ter vontade de o largar. Este é um livro bastante leve e divertido mas que, por trás disso, esconde uma mensagem. Este livro levou-me a refletir acerca da importância do nosso passado e de não querermos alterar aquilo que já aconteceu, pois tudo acontece por um motivo e cada decisão que tomamos tem consequências que nos levam ao momento onde estamos atualmente.

  • Emily
    2019-01-10 00:42

    The book I chose is called Gimme a Call. It was about a girl named Devi that was having a rough time in her life. Once she drops her old cell phone into a fountain her life begins to become much better. Once she retrieves it out of the fountain, she realizes she can only call one number on the phone... She can only call her number in perticular, three years ago, at age 14. Now that Devi can talk to herself at a younger age, she can turn her whole life around and go to a great college, not get her heart broken, and get all her friends back once again. The main characters name was Devi but it was a bit like there were two main characters. There is an older Devi and theres also a younger one two. The main characters definitely ran into some problems. For example if the younger Devi did something wrong, it could change the older Devi's life right away. I couldn't really relate to anything in this situation. Although if this did happen to me I don't think I would change much of my life, or use this advantage. It's kind of like cheating at your life when you can go back and fix all your problems. Even though I haven't finished this book completely, I've been really enjoying it a lot. I think it's a really interesting book and I would be super happy if there was a second book two. My favourite part was the beginning when Devi first dropped her cell phone in the fountain. That part really got me hooked, and I got more and more interested from that point on. I would definitely recommend this book to people because it is really different from most books and its a great read. It's not that long of a book either. I really don't have a favourite writing style for books that I like, but I guess I like this writing style. The author of this book is Sarah Mlynowski. She lives in New York with her husband and daughter and she is 35 years old. She is the author of the Magic in Manhattan series and Ten Things We Did (and probably shouldn't have) and lots of other novels for adults. She also co-authored How To Be Bad and See Jane Write.

  • Laurence R.
    2019-01-20 23:44

    I think that the concept of this book is fantastic. I always wonder about the impact of a simple choice, so books about the different lives a person could be living because of some decisions they make are must-reads for me. This one is different from everything else I've read, so I was really interested about it and I wasn't disappointed.I loved how the younger and the older Devi felt like two different people - which they are, in a way. They're the same person, but their life experience makes them two separate people, which we often forget about our younger self. This book really made me realize how much a person, including myself, can change in a few years only. 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.Although it's not explained all that much, I loved seeing the relationship aspect of this book. Devi's relationship with Bryan has done bad things to her life, but it's not all black or white. Through this experience, older Devi learns a lot about life and about her relationships with everyone around her, which was nice, since it's like her younger self taught her a few things. I do wish that we could have seen more of Bryan, since 1) he seems dreamy, and 2) he's from Québec, where I live. I wasn't expecting that, but it made me like him even more. His relationship with Devi sounds pretty intense because of how much in love they are, but I would have loved to see some of it, because it sounds extraordinary.I loved this novel more and more as I continued reading it, so I would absolutely recommend it. It's not too serious, but it makes you think about your choices in the present, but also in the future. I'll make sure to look up the author's other novels now, since it's the first one I read from her!

  • Lori (Pure Imagination)
    2019-01-13 23:23

    Gimme a Call has been staring at me from my bookshelf for quite some time. I bought it because I loved Ten Things We Did and because that’s probably one of my favorite covers ever. So when I found myself in the mood for something fun and fast I knew I had to pick up Gimme a Call. It did not disappoint.Devi’s heart is broken and she wishes that she could go back in time and make different decisions. After a clumsy accident involving a cell phone and a mall fountain Devi’s phone will only call herself, from freshman year. I love, love, love this concept. Who wouldn’t love to talk to the you from 3 years ago. Wouldn’t you be so tempted to change some things? Maybe just a tiny bit? That’s pretty much the theme of Gimme a Call. Except things don’t work out exactly as planned, of course.The chapters in Gimme a Call alternate between Freshman Devi and Senior Devi. That might sound like it would get confusing but it never was. They each had a clear voice while still maintaining the same personality. Oddly, I did like Freshman Devi better even though they were the same person. Freshman Devi just seemed a little easier to relate to. Senior Devi was pretty uptight. They were both great in an accident waiting to happen kind of way. They made the worst decisions but it was so fun to watch it all unfold.If you’re looking for something super fun and entertaining, I definitely recommend Gimme a Call.

  • Janelle Janica Gomez
    2019-01-10 22:26

    The story is about Devi, or Devorah, whose life is in a mishap, no friends, worried about college, and worst of all, a boyfriend who just left her. Her cellphone accidentally fell in a wishing fountain, just as she wished she could talk to her younger self, just to re-do everything in her life. Imagine her surprise when her younger self does answer her almost-dead phone, and even more surprising to find out that everything that her former self does differently in the past, changes the future, or in this case, her present.So she does everything she can to change her life with the help of her ever-reluctant former self, (which she gave the alias 'Frosh'), from her boyfriend and friends, to the life she wants for her family. Turns out after all in the end, she doesn't need to change everything in her life, just learn how to balance everything out.I finished it in just a few hours. It was a great read, and had a light, perky feeling to the plot. It's no in-depth reading material, nor something you could get hooked up too much like Harry Potter or Twilight. It was witty and a bit thrilling at exciting parts. I liked the part where she kept looking for Mr. Right since her boyfriend dumped her, but more or less, in the end, I think the twenty-one year old Devi from the future hinted that the one she bumped into is none other than her ex-boyfriend.

  • Stephanie
    2019-01-18 17:34

    My Summary: After being dumped by her boyfriend of four years, Devi realizes something: her life is in shambles. With no friends, an estranged sister and parents who hardly speak, Devi has nothing except her broken heart. And her phone.But after accidentally dropping it in a mall fountain, Devi's phone appears to be on the fritz. It keeps calling the same number over and over: hers, four years earlier. Now with a connection to her past self, Devi plans her future - getting into the perfect college, keeping her friends, and most important of all: never dating the boy who took over her life.My Thoughts: I picked this one up on a whim, and I am so glad I did! 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). I loved Devi's character, and even Bryan's - they seemed like real people and were extremely easy to relate to. I loved that we got to see Devi in the past and present - it really helped the reader figure out her personality and why things happened they way they did. I loved that the author didn't ignore the bad things about messing with your life - and others -as well as highlighting the fact that sometimes things are better left the way they are. It also highlighted the way that some couples seem to burn all their bridges once they get together, and how balance is the key to a relationship.Final Thoughts: All in all, Gimme a Call was a fun, cute read, and I definitely recommend it to everyone who enjoys contemporary lit and a little chick lit.

  • Ginny Potter
    2019-01-15 19:45

    Actual rating: 3.5High school senior, Devi Banks, has never really had a great life. Her family barely has any money, her GPA is below average, and she has no friends. So when the only good part of her life, her boyfriend Bryan, breaks up with her, she's left with pretty much nothing, other than loneliness and heartbreak. One day, she wakes up, and she finds that her phone can now only call one number, and that number is herself...as a freshman, before she lost her friends and, most importantly, before she met Brian. She warns her younger self of mistakes to avoid in the future, and but by but changes her life as a senior, but soon realizes that all good things -- including being a millionaire and getting into an Ivy League, have downsides to them. I'm going to be honest with you, I didn't expect much from this book, and my expectations were accurate. It didn't change my life or anything, but it definitely for me in a better mood. I had only picked this book up because I was stressed about school and I've been going through a lot lately and I just needed to take some stress off my chest, which this book did quite well. It got my mind off of anything depression-related, or school-related, and a lot of other things. Gimme A Call is good for just a quick read to lighten up your mood. Mlynowski could definitely have added more emotion and suspense to this book, but overall, it wasn't all that bad.

  • Jennifer Wardrip
    2019-01-19 23:46

    Reviewed by Jennifer Rummel for TeensReadToo.comDevi hates her senior year. In fact, she wishes that she could re-do her whole high school experience. When a freak phone accident occurs, she finds herself talking to her younger self. Now, she can tell her fourteen-year-old self all the things to fix before she ruins her life, starting with not dating her ex-boyfriend.Devi spent so much time with him and neglected her friends and her school work. When they break up, she has nothing left. That's all about to change.She doesn't have to go on that first date. She can spend more time with her friends. She can study for her classes and join in extracurricular activities to impress colleges.Freshman Devi tries to improve their life - but she's stuck with all the work while senior Devi enjoys the benefits. For senior Devi, life's changing quickly. She can't keep up with the changes and, worst of all, she has no memories of the new photos in her room or the changes in her life and those she loves.The more they change, the more they both ask the question: Is it better to know the future?Changing the future is an intriguing concept that works beautifully in Sarah Mlynowski's new novel. It begs the reader to ask the question of their life - what would you change? I love the hope and the determination of both Devis, and how they want to make the future brighter for themselves. At the same time, they both work to find that balance that makes life livable.

  • Febo
    2018-12-25 20:46

    Es algo difícil para mi escribir reseñas, pero este libro merece una:Cuando compre el libro fue algo muy interesante para mi ya que jamás lo había visto ni leído alguna reseña sobre el, pero conocía a la autora y con eso era suficiente. Lo agarre sin esperar demasiado porque no soy el tipo de persona que se emociona cuando compra un libro del que no sabe nada en absoluto. Pero la verdad es que el libro me sorprendió, me gusto mucho el mundo que crea la autora entre Pipi y Avy; y tengo que confesar que me enamore total y completamente de Bryan:) Fue divertido mientras duro.El libro es increíble y tiene mucho humor.Es el tipo de libro que volvería a leer sin pensarlo.

  • puppitypup
    2019-01-11 22:48

    YA Teens only!I believe this book would appeal to teens, although I found it a fairly tense read with older Devi putting so much pressure on younger Devi (view spoiler)[to excel in school in order to get a scholarship to an Ivy League university. (hide spoiler)]Devi is too hung-up on a boy to make the book interesting to adults. 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.Clean read, suitable to middle grade and up.

  • Vanessa L.
    2018-12-25 18:25

    I liked this book because it was about a new topic: talking with the future or past you. Highschool senior, Devi, accidentally calls her self as a freahman. She decides to completely change her life after a bad breakup...sometimes it's not good to meddle in people's lives, even if it is yours.

  • Ana Fernandes
    2018-12-29 17:34

    3,5⭐️Indecisa se chego a dar as 4⭐️ ou não. Uma leitura engraçada e às vezes um pouco confusa, mas deixa-nós um sorriso no rosto.

  • ♥ Sarah
    2018-12-24 17:49

    Haven’t you ever wished that you’d be able to go back in time for a do-over? I think on the most miniscule, basic level everyone can relate to that feeling. But will going back in time (with everything you know now) truly change things for the better?Gimme a Call was like the fluffy version of the Butterfly Effect without the actual time travel. In this book, senior in high school Dev is truly miserable. She’s completely alone and feeling sorry for herself. Her boyfriend of 3 years just dumped her & apparently, she doesn’t have any girlfriends either because she neglected them for Bryan (now, her ex BF). Basically, Dev ends up calling her freshman self. They are actually communicating, and whatever Frosh Deb does, it completely changes Senior Dev (aka IVY)! But we all know it can’t be that easy. Will Deb be able to save herself from heartbreak, friendlessness, and her future at the lowest tier college ever? I totally loved the premise of the story, probably because there were countless of moments where I wished I could go back in time and do things differently. If I got in touch with myself as a freshman in HS, I would’ve told myself to study harder for the SATs too (just like Dev did). I would tell myself which boys, classes, backstabbing girlfriends, potential disasters, and embarrassing moments to avoid. I would tell myself to NOT make that one colossal mistake of choosing to go the same college with my HS “sweetheart.” Ugh. I was so blind, ignorant, naïve, hopeful, and convinced that he and I were meant to be. That it’d all work out in the end. I was so wrong. I’d tell myself to avoid my ex like the plague – I would’ve probably been better off without him. I’d be in a different city, different college, with different people. But if I did that, I wouldn’t be me. And I wouldn’t have made the friends I did, or lose the ones I had. I wouldn’t have learned the value of true friendship. Would I have even met my current BF? (I met him at a frat party at THIS school that I chose to come to with my ex.) I would no longer be me in the present, with all the mistakes that made me who I am, with all my sometimes shameful, regretful memories, even of that soul-sucking, life-altering breakup I thought I’d die from but ended up surviving. In the end, if I could tell talk to my past self, maybe I’d tell her never to take up smoking. That’s seriously one thing I hugely regret and wish I never ever started; why’d I think it was so cool at the time? I don’t think cancer’s cool anymore. I really should quit, I wish I never started. But with everything else maybe I’d let myself make those embarrassing mistakes, get my heartbroken, feel the familiar closeness I’d shared with my old group of friends. In fact, I might not change a thing. Gimme a Call was a fluffy, light-hearted, and humorous reminder to just live in the moment and live life with no regrets. To have faith in myself and believe that things will work out for me in the end, somehow. Maybe that’s what’s so great about living – and the future: it’s a mystery, and the possibilities are endless.

  • Nath
    2019-01-16 22:31

    4.5/5 (B+)What I liked? I really, really enjoyed Gimme a Call. I pretty much enjoyed everything about it and it kept me engrossed till the end. I thought both the younger and older Devi were likable characters :) Yes, the older Devi was a bit pushy and selfish at times, but when you have the opportunity to change your future for the best, you take it... And it didn't only benefit her, it benefited the younger Devi as well. What I liked in this "relationship" is that the younger Devi wasn't just a drone and did what she was told. She questioned her older self, took risks - some with better results than others - and at the end of the day, was the wiser of the two :)One thing that I thought was very well-done by Ms Mlynowski is that she managed to not reveal to the readers and younger Devi the cause of the break-up for the majority of the book. That added a little suspense and also insured that the reason behind it was not typical. I also liked the message about how important a balance life is that Gimme a Call imparted with the readership. Devi got lucky because she had a second chance, but no matter how much you are in love, you cannot lose sight of your future and friends as Devi did. Especially given how crucial those high school years; they're really the springboard to adulthood and the rest of your life for most people. I also really liked how Devi realized that friendship was important... 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... So I personally felt I could relate to it - although I've never gone out with anyone steady.Any Issues? I really liked the concept of Gimme a Call and I think Ms Mlynowski did a good job writing it. Younger Devi would do something and Older Devi would feel the effects of it right away, she could see the changes in her life... and not all of them, positive. What bothered me however is that it seemed Older Devi did not have any memories of the past three years. The only recollection she had was her own - going out with Bryan, finding herself alone. All she had to prove the changes were pictures and the results (like her college acceptance letters), not the progress... And I find that somewhat sad :( But this is really a minor issue and has more to do with my personal taste than the actual book.My Grade? 4.5/5 (B+). I originally gave Gimme a Call 4/5 (B)... However, as I read more YA and have more books under the belt for comparison, I really think Gimme a Call is one of the better ones :)

  • Chrissy
    2018-12-30 18:46

    ADORABLE!Have I mentioned before that Sarah Mlynowski is the queen of adorable young adult fiction? If not, let's say it again! ADORABLE!I picked up GIMME A CALL after reading Mlynowski's MAGIC IN MANHATTAN series. I had no idea what this one was about -- but I knew it would be cute. And, I certainly was not disappointed. Devi, a high school senior, wasted most of her teenage years in a relationship with Bryan -- a cute, sweet, gorgeous boy who breaks her heart and dumps her senior year. Looking back, Devi realizes that she gave up good grades and great friendships for Bryan, spending all of her time hanging out with her boyfriend rather than studying or keeping up with the girls that have always been there for her. So now Devi is awaiting a future in a mediocre college totally alone. Why did she waste her high school years with a relationship that wouldn't even last?One day Devi drops her phone in a fountain and realizes that it will only dial her own number -- except, someone answers the phone! It's Devi, as a freshman -- right before the downward spiral of Bryan began.So senior Devi comes up with a fantastic plan. 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. Then, she'll get freshman Devi to spend more time with her friends to ensure that senior Devi isn't spending her last days of high school alone. While she's at it, freshman Devi can even solve a few problems for some friends -- steering one friend away from the gymnastics team that led to years of disordered eating and keeping another friend from starting a relationship with a guy that would end in disaster. Why not save the world while saving her own future, right?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. Is it better to have love and lost than to never have loved at all?Like I said, GIMME A CALL is utterly adorable, engrossing, entertaining, and loads of fun. I read the entire book in a single sitting and I couldn't wait to see how everything ended. I adore stories with time travel and I love young adult chick lit -- so this was a perfect combination of the two.If you love Sarah Mlynowski, cute chick lit, light-hearted time travel, or teenage tribulations, definitely give this one a try. You won't be disappointed!

  • Yas
    2019-01-05 16:22

    ❝Yo me preocupo del presente. Intento disfrutar ¿sabes? Del día. El sol. Mi banco.❞Primero que nada este libro lo encontré entre mis archivos del 2013 (cuando bajé un megapack de 200 libros xd) y como ayer no haya qué leer decidí darle una oportunidad; a ver qué tal resulta me dije.En sí la historia trata de cómo la vida de Devi cambia (¡já! ni que se diga) luego de que su teléfono (con más de tres años de antigüedad) caiga en la fuente del centro comercial y se dañé. Es desde entonces cuando descrubre que sólo puede hacerce llamadas a sí misma, o mejor dicho, a su sí misma de 14 años.A partir de que obliga a Pipi de que confíe en que está hablando con su yo del futuro empieza a darle una serie de órdenes para que cambié su pasado y que por siguiente su futuro. Cuando le dice que deshaga de su principipal problema aka Bryan nota como un montón de cosas cambian, y principalmente como sus amigas vulven a tener contacto con ella. Luego de un montón de desiciones que al principio parecieron súper geniales y que hicieron que su futuro cambiara horriblemente y de maneras inimaginales decide que es tiempo de que su yo del pasado decida lo que de verdad le conviene.Una historia interesante, que aunque no es la obra maestra, te hace pensar en si realmente desearías que todas esa veces que te dijiste a ti misma "ojalá pudiera regresar al pasado y cambiar esto" se hicieran realidad. A lo largo del libro decidí que si esto pasara tal vez no sería la gran idea que tanto he creído... con cualquier pequeño cambio podría hacer que todo de una vuelta súper radical. Así que no, muchas gracias pero no (a menos que este 100% segura de lo que voy a hacer).Los personajes; la protagonista (¿o debería decir las protagonistas? xd) me hartó, me hartó y me fastidió como no se imaginan, porque noté que la mayoría de las veces actuaba por puro impulso, sin imaginarse las consecuencias que se le vendrían y sobra decir que hasta llegó a ser infantil. La verdad es que la pequeña Devi me cayó mejor, parecía que se pensaba mejor las cosas (algunas veces).La mayor parte de la historia me cayeron bien las amigas, aunque algunas veces se me hicieron algo superficiales y algo tontas, pero bueno, nada grave para unas chiquillas de 14 años (habló la de 15 xd).Y finalmente Bryan, ¡oh Bryan! se me derrite el corazón cada que me acuerdo de él y esos pequeños hoyuelos aww. Quedé enamorada del chico,va directo a mi lista de ¡quiero uno por favor!.▪2015 Reading Challenge; A book you can finish in a day▪

  • Shonda
    2019-01-01 00:43

    Have you ever wished you could change your future by correcting a mistake of the past? If so, you’re not alone. Meet Devi Banks. She’s weeks away from graduating high school and prom is around the corner. It’s her senior year and she should be happy, right? Well, she’s not.You see, her boyfriend, Bryan, of three plus years just broke up with her. Technically, they’re not broken up yet, but they will be when college starts in the fall. Devi heads to the mall to return a present she just purchased for him prior his decision to end their relationship. Angry, confused and hurt she listens (yet again) to his voice message to her. She begins thinking if only she never met Bryan. If only they never were a couple, then she wouldn’t feel so miserable right now. It’s at that very moment, Devi accidentally drops her cell phone in the fountain and her life changes.When she recovers her wet phone, at first glance it appears to be working, however when she tries to dial a number it flashes her number on the screen. Devi soon realizes she’s able to talk to her freshman self, days before she meets Bryan.Devi, as a freshman, is skeptical when she receives her first phone call from Devi, as a senior. After several conversations, she realizes she’s speaking to her future self. Too make things less confusing, senior Devi is known as “Ivy” and freshman Devi is known as “Frosh”. Ivy is able to persuade Frosh into not agreeing to go out with Bryan when he first asks her out. As a result, Ivy begins to notice changes in her life and begins having Frosh alter other areas as well. Finally, Ivy is free of Bryan and their relationship. But is that a good thing? Or what she truly wants?Gimme a Call is a fun read. It brought back high school memories and made me think about what I would have changed in my senior year based on my decisions I made as a freshman. Mlynowski did a fantastic job of setting up the plot and never once confusing the reader. It was entertaining to see how much Ivy altered her life through her conversations with Frosh.Although Gimme a Call is classified as young adult fiction, I think adults would also enjoy this one. It’s a good pick for those lazy, summer days. Fans of Mlynowski’s previous novels will not be disappointed.

  • Andi (Andi's ABCs)
    2019-01-12 18:24

    What a really cute story! At first I wasn’t sure I would get all that into it. I was confused as it went back and forth. But in true Mlynowski style she pulled me in and kept me there. I ended up not only loving both Devi’s but hoping that things would work out!Gimme A Call is the story of broken hearted Devi, a high school senior that is dumped by the boyfriend she dumped all her friends for. Completely lost and miserable things get worse when she drops her phone in the mall fountain. Now Devi finds herself without a boyfriend, without friends and without a phone. But wait, her phone seems to work, but it will only call one person, it will only call 14 year old Devi! Through a series of conversations and the slight changing of things in the past by younger Devi, older Devi’s life changes, some for the better, some not so much, causing older Devi to figure out what its exactly is that she wants in life and want changes are worth making to get it.I must admit it was so entertaining to see what kind of trouble the Devi’s managed to get themselves into by changing one small thing. I smiled and giggled and my heart even broke a little at times. I enjoyed the way the Devi’s interacted with one another. They were the same person but after 3 years it was nice to be able to see how much she had changed and grown as a person. What was important when she was 14 was suddenly something she could do without when she was 17. And by Devi talking to her 14 year old self she was able to finally realize what really was important. It started out as a wish over a broken heart but it became a lot more then that. It became a story about figuring out who you are and what you really want out of life.Mlynowski really knows how to tell a great coming of age story. Gimme A Call is the prefect example of her talent. She knows just how to tell a story at the right pace and how to make the characters likeable and enjoyable. If you are looking for a fun, quick read that makes you wonder what you would tell your younger self to make something in your life different, this definitely is a good pick for you. I enjoyed it and I think you will too.

  • Aellai
    2018-12-26 17:24

    Devi es una adolescente. Chica y grande, al mismo tiempo.Todo empieza cuando Devi, destrozada por su ruptura con Bryan va al centro comercial y se sienta en la orilla de la fuente, desdichada. Entonces sucede: su teléfono se cae a la fuente. Ella va por él y cuando lo tiene ya fuera y todo, intenta utilizarlo.Presiona todas las teclas pero ninguna sirve. Hasta que una sirve: la de llamar.Y llama, entonces lo extraño sucede: una chica joven con voz conocida contesta. Hablan varias veces hasta que se dan cuenta: la chica es Devi de joven. Ella es Devi. Devi es ella.Y entonces todo comienza, Devi mayor empieza a aconsejarle a la menor pero… ¿Será tan bueno como ella cree jugar con el pasado para cambiar el futuro?–¡Tienes que contármelo! Ay, Dios. ¿Estoy muerta? ¿Me muero?Pongo los ojos en blanco.–¿Qué te vas a morir, tonta.–¡Estás tirando piedras contra tu propio tejado! Si yo soy tonta, también lo eres tú. Prométeme que no estoy muerta.Me doy un palmotazo en la frente.–Estoy hablando contigo, ¿no?–¿Eres un ángel? ¿Me hablas desde la tumba? –emite un grito ahogado– ¿Tengo una enfermedad terminal?–No tienes ninguna enfermedad. No pasa nada malo. Aparte de ser una plasta.Me gustó mucho este libro.Esta narrado por dos Devis, la de 14 y la de 17.Al inicio nos muestra a la Devi de 17 con su vida desdichada y todo.Y luego nos muestra a la asustadiza Devi de 14 años que no sabe que hacer para que su futuro sea perfecto.La verdad yo prefería a la Devi de 14 años ya que, irónicamente, se me hacía más madura que la de 17 años.Es algo confuso al principio, con las narraciones y todo. Pero te vas acostumbrando.Es un libro juvenil, para chicas y muy divertido.Me sacó muchas carcajadas y me entristecí en algunas partes…Ligero, divertido, completamente juvenil y con un contenido que te hace reflexionar y madurar al mismo tiempo Gimme a Call es una gran novela que sin duda recomendaría a todo tipo de lector.Así que si, me gusto y amé a Bryan ♥

  • Haylee Elizalde
    2019-01-05 21:39

    In the book it comes back and forth a lot. The main character Devi gets a call on her phone from only one person ever since she dropped it in the fountain. The one phone call is from herself in the past when she was fourteen. She finds this to be a good learning experience so then she can tell her younger self all the wrong things that happened in the future to never happen in her past at all so then her younger self can have a better life...especially without her ex-boyfriend Bryan.

  • Emma
    2018-12-31 17:51

    I would not go so far as to say this book was horrible, or even bad necessarily, but I can't say I enjoyed it. I picked this book up because, although it was 300 pages, it seemed like it would be quick to read, and I am attempting to read a book every day next week and needed something fast. I decided to just read it now instead of waiting until next week because I finished my other library books and needed something to read.I remember thinking the premise was relatively interesting when it first came out, when someone mentioned the book to me or something. The way whoever it was describe it to me made it sound infinitely more interesting than it actually was. The plot itself wasn't excessively awful, but I feel like a lot more nuances of the whole talking to your past self thing should have been stipulated, because I felt sort of cheated out of some good time travel-like problems that they would have faced.The writing was very bland and juvenile and kind of dumb, like it could have been marketed for a twelve-year-old, maybe, the way it was written. I thought the way the moral was presented was kind of cliche, as was the moral itself: live life in the present, don't dwell on the past, and don't worry too much about the future. It was extremely obvious that this was going to be the moral at the beginning of the book, and there was little reinforcement or enrichment to that theme throughout the book to make it more layered and complex. The story was so predictable that the act of reading the book seemed almost futile in that I spent 300 pages getting to a final message that I already knew was coming at the beginning.I probably would have enjoyed this book when I was eleven, maybe, and I guess I can't really criticize it too much because it is marketed maybe toward younger kids, who don't have my expectations and pretension.

  • Linelle Reyes
    2019-01-10 18:49

    Gimme a Call by Sarah Mlynowski is AMAAAZIIING!When I first read the synopsis, I immediately lit up because I have actually thought about talking to my former self to 'correct' my mistakes in the past. This book was such a delight to read. It's a story about a high school senior Devorah (Dev for short) who accidentally dropped her phone and when she tried to revive it, for some freak of technology (I was about to say freak of nature but it doesn't seem appropriate,haha), she can call her high school freshman self and she had this idea to undo her mistakes in life especially the thing about her ex boyfriend Bryan.The thing about this book is that it really touches the audience and gives them this awesome fantasy on the thought of a "what if?" or a do-over. I like the important things in this book. First, it actually showed the audience how it really is in some relationships wherein the girlfriend and the boyfriend are just each other's world. Second, ditching your friend (and social life) because of it.Also, I liked the idea that Frosh actually listened to Ivy about planning ahead because very few people does think about long term things nowadays. I was actually enlightened about what you do in the past defines who you are in the future. Lastly, the ending was superb, I didn't felt deprived or having the thought of: "That was it?!". Instead you'll feel this contentment and you'll end up smiling.I just don't know how to say much more praises about this book, it's a light read but it certainly made a mark in my heart (forgive my cheesiness). But really! I definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants to change, to be a better version of themselves :)

  • Natalie (Natflix&Books)
    2018-12-26 00:38

    A Sound of Thunder, the short story by Ray Bradbury, blew my mind when I first read it as a young girl. Granted, this was way before the Matrix movies and CGI and when the only thing we did on computers was play the Oregon Trail (who's with me?), but still, it opened my mind to the possibility of time travel and the ramifications that the most minuscule change in the past could have on the future. Now Sarah Mlynowski is no Ray Bradbury (not that she couldn't be--that just isn't the path she's chosen), but the premise is kind of the same--only in a cute, breezy YA way.Devi is a senior in high school and going through an awful break-up with the boy she has been with through her entire high school career. While sitting on the edge of a fountain in the mall she fantasizes about all the things she would tell her younger self if she had the chance, mostly to not go out with Bryan, when she accidently drops her cell phone into the fountain. After she fishes it out she can only dial one number, which turns out to be her own number and the person at the other end of the line is herself--as a freshman in high school about to go to the party in which she first meets Byran. The book alternates chapters between the two Devis, with the majority of the action on the changes that occur when freshman Devi does something different and senior Devi deals with the consequences. It is a fast, cute read that I picked up (again) after going through a mini book overload slump where none of the books in my to-read library pile seemed even remotely interesting. This is the perfect funny read for a blah day.

  • Yelania Nightwalker
    2018-12-21 17:33

    Todos queremos una segunda oportunidad para corregir nuestros errores... ¿Y si esa oportunidad estuviera a sólo una llamada de distancia?Creo que muchos hemos sido testigos de la chica que se olvida de todo por estar con su novio. Se vuelve su mundo y en esa pequeña burbuja no hay sitio para nadie que no sean ellos mismos. No importa lo mucho o poco que le digas al respecto, simplemente te va a ignorar, hasta el día en que la burbuja se rompe y descubre que el mundo se ha olvida de ella también.Nuestra querida Devi ha pasado por ello y lógicamente se emociona cuando descubre que puede remediar sus males... con su YO de 14 años. Devi senior es una mandona, que exige y exige a Devi junior, mientras que ella sólo se sienta a disfrutar y hubieron varias ocasiones en que quise golpearla para que recapacitara. Por fortuna, Devi junior no se rinde con facilidad y aunque cede a varias cosas, tiene una voluntad mucho mejor que su yo mayor.Los personajes secundarios son tan planos como la pantalla de mi celular :P No hay mucho qué decir de ellos pues la narración se centra en las dos Devis que nos cuentan sus aventuras. Bryan no es tan maldito como creemos al principio y termina siendo un chico agradable.Un libro muy divertido, muy ligero, digo por algo me lo leí en una tarde; que aunque no aparta gran cosa literariamente hablando y tiene un par de recursos medio disparatados, te hace pasar un rato increíble con las locuras de estas Devis. Me encantará leer algo más de esta autora...

  • Alissa
    2018-12-24 16:23

    *From an Advanced Reader Copy*What would YOU if you suddenly could talk to yourself in the future--and your future incarnation told you your life would be a mess in just four years? Buy a lottery ticket? Get answers to all your upcoming tests? Certainly you'd do everything you could possibly do to make sure your life DID NOT become the mess you've foretold! Gimme a call is about just that.When Devi's life blows up in her face, she thinks nothing more can go wrong...until she drops her cell phone in the fountain at the mall. When she retrieves it, completely drenched, she tests it to see if it still works. It does, but it only calls one number: Hers. Four years ago. Once Devi's older incarnation is able to convince the younger one that this is not some elaborate joke, the girls begin a campaign to make sure certain mistakes are not made, mistakes that lead to the mess Devi's life now is. That mistake has a name: Bryan. "At all costs," Devi tells her younger self, "stay away from Bryan." And it works! Instantly, Older Devi's life improves...but she doesn't stop there. Suddenly Devi wants it ALL, but sometimes things don't turn out exactly as thought. Is Older Devi prepared to face the consequences of the changes her younger self makes?Gimme a Call is a fun, light read about second chances, making mistakes, and learning that sometimes it's best not to meddle with the space-time continuium.Definitely recommended!