GIMME A CALL by Sarah Mlynowski

GIMME A CALL

Age Range: 14 & up

KIRKUS REVIEW

In the waning weeks of her senior year of high school, Devi is wishing for a four-year do-over. Longtime love Bryan has broken up with her to attend college in Montreal, and because Devi’s been so wrapped up in her relationship with Bryan, her relationships with her former BFFs and older sister Maya have evaporated and she’s barely managed to be admitted to a very low-tier state university. An accidental dunk in the local mall’s fountain transforms her cell phone into a time-traveling communications device, letting senior-year Devi talk to her freshman-year self. Older Devi, bent on righting the wrongs of the last four years, pressures younger Devi into abandoning Bryan and focusing on friends, grades and extracurricular activities. Every small change freshman Devi makes effects a dramatic change in senior Devi’s reality—a query about starting a girl’s golf team yields buff arms and acceptance to UCLA, for example—eventually leading the two Devis to embrace moderation in matters both academic and romantic. Fun and easy to relate to, but no great shakes. (Time-travel chick-lit. YA)

Pub Date: April 27th, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-385-73588-9
Page count: 256pp
Publisher: Delacorte
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 2010




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