Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Gimme a Call by Sarah Mlynowski

This was a fun summer read about a teenager who gets the opportunity to change the course of her life. Devi, a high school senior, has spent the last four years dating Bryan at the exclusion of studying or keeping up with other friendships. When they break up she is devastated and wishes she could go back in time and change her behavior. When her cell phone falls into a mall fountain she gets her wish--she is only able to call one number--her own. When her 14-year-old self answers she realizes it is her chance to do things differently. The rest of the book is fun, if a bit predictable. Unlike many YA books, this one is wholesome and clean and would be a great choice for middle school girls who want a glimpse of high school life.

2 comments:

kathy@bookskidslike.com said...

I'm so glad there are still wholesome books out there for the MG and YA group! Thanks so much for the review!!

Ms. Yingling said...

MY cell phone is a time travel device!!! It is!!! But it will only go back to 1980. And when I push "go", it doesn't take me there. Surly Teen Boy claims it's because I didn't PAY for unlimited time travel. Bummer. LOVED this book.