Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Eyecatcher: Gimme a Call by Sarah Mylnowski

Gimme a Call
by Sarah Mylnowski
Delacorte Books
ISBN: 9780385735889
Release Date: April 27, 2010
from the author's site: 

Devi's life isn't turning out at all like she wanted. She wasted 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 since Bryan broke up with her right before senior prom, she has nothing left. Not even a working cell phone - she dropped hers in the mail fountain.
Now it only calls one number...her number. 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 the wrong ones! If freshman Devi takes her advice, she can hold on to her friends, get into a good no, incredible college, be an extracurricular superstar, and most importantly, spare herself the heartbreak of Bryan.

Fourteen-year-old Devi isn't so sure, though. She likes Bryan. She's happy. But who better to listen to than your future self. . . right?

why it caught my eye: 

This one is another Twitter find. I first heard about it when Sarah Mylnowski asked people what they would tell their fourteen-year-old selves. I thought the whole idea sounded like a really interesting concept. I've heard nothing but great things about Gimme a Call so I can't wait to get started on it. Though I will have to wait since I haven't picked up my copy yet. :) Gonna have to remedy that soon.  


Noelle said...

I was thinking about picking this up at B&N the other day but another title won out... maybe I'll head back and pick it up one of these days!

Abbey said...

It sounds so good! I'm 15 but there's lots I wish I could tell my 14 year old self. Haha.