Gimme a Call by Sarah Mlynowski

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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 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 the wrong ones! If freshman Devi takes her advice, they can hold on to their friends, get into a good--no, incredible--college, be an extracurricular superstar, and most importantly, spare themselves the heart-break 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?
 

About Sarah Mlynowski

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Sarah Mlynowski was born on January 4, 1977 in Montreal, Canada. She attended McGill University where she graduated with a degree in English Literature. She later moved to Toronto to work for Harlequin Enterprises Ltd. She used her romance publishing experiences to fuel her first novel Milkrun. She now writes full-time and her other works include Fishbowl, Monkey Business, Me Vs. Me, and Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have). She also writes the Magic in Manhattan series.
 
Published April 12, 2010 by Delacorte Press. 322 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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In the waning weeks of her senior year of high school, Devi is wishing for a four-year do-over.

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Publishers Weekly

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Freshman Devi is reluctant to take the advice of a “Crazy Stalker Girl” from the future, but eventually decides to change her fate by refusing to date a cute baseball player, forming a tighter bond with her girlfriends, and trying to persuade her father to quit his job before he gets laid off.

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Teen Reads

Maybe I can keep calling myself in the past…Maybe I’m losing my mind.” Finally, with some more phone calls between the two Devis, an exchange of information, and a couple of experiments, future Devi gets through to her 14-year-old self that it really is her --- past and future.

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WAPL Teens

Senior Devi (now called Ivy, to help with the confusion) starts calling Freshman Devi to make sure she doesn't make the same mistakes she made.

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Curled Up With a Good Kid's Book

Ever wished you could travel back in time and tell your younger self to take a different path so your current self would have a better life?

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Book Divas

She and her boyfriend of three years and a few months have broken up over the fact that he will be going to college studies in Montreal, Canada, she's enrolled in Stulen State, or 'Stupid State' which isn't an achievement, she has no friends and her cell phone fell in the water fountain.

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