Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Gimme a Call by Sarah Mlynowski

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 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 .

My Thoughts
★ Stars
The cover is what really drew me in with this book. It's so simple yet temping. Left a lot open for me to be curious as to what this book could be about.... Except the text. I hated that everything ran together in one giant word. But hey, to each their own right?
Now on to about the story.... Really amazing idea for a story but everything happened within the first five (or so) chapters. It all seemed rushed way to fast and then the rest of the book just seemed to be a drag. It was really hard for me to keep reading the book because I didn't really see the point in the rest of what happened or how it all turned out. I hated how she pushed her younger self way to hard then went bat crap crazy when things didn't work out EXACTLY how she wanted them to. I think she should have handled things a lot better than she had. Even though I found the idea of the story pretty awesome, I didn't like the story line so much... I think it kinda gives off the wrong intention and vibe. Instead of just picking herself up and dusting off, she stays stuck upset over this guy and would rather go back and change EVERYTHING so she doesn't get hurt again rather than learning from the situation. I just kinda think she should have been a stronger character. And the whole "study harder" thing was just plain selfish to me because even though it was HER, she doesn't remember doing any of that stuff so she doesn't remember the stress. I think she should have done all that in the first place. Not waited for a second chance that just so happened to show up.

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