Gimme a Call by Sarah Mlynowski

Another that I read in August (a full week off makes for lots of free time to catch up), so jacket copy to the rescue again:

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?

I loved this book. The main character was great and the premise was spot on. I don’t know anybody who wouldn’t love to do exactly what Devi did at some point in their lives. What I liked most is that she eventually learned that she needed balance in her life. I think that’s something we all need to remember, no matter how old we are.

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