What a really cute story! At first I wasn’t sure I would get all that into it. I was confused as it went back and forth. But in true Mlynowski style she pulled me in and kept me there. I ended up not only loving both Devi’s but hoping that things would work out!
Gimme A Call is the story of broken hearted Devi, a high school senior that is dumped by the boyfriend she dumped all her friends for. Completely lost and miserable things get worse when she drops her phone in the mall fountain. Now Devi finds herself without a boyfriend, without friends and without a phone. But wait, her phone seems to work, but it will only call one person, it will only call 14 year old Devi! Through a series of conversations and the slight changing of things in the past by younger Devi, older Devi’s life changes, some for the better, some not so much, causing older Devi to figure out what its exactly is that she wants in life and want changes are worth making to get it.
I must admit it was so entertaining to see what kind of trouble the Devi’s managed to get themselves into by changing one small thing. I smiled and giggled and my heart even broke a little at times. I enjoyed the way the Devi’s interacted with one another. They were the same person but after 3 years it was nice to be able to see how much she had changed and grown as a person. What was important when she was 14 was suddenly something she could do without when she was 17. And by Devi talking to her 14 year old self she was able to finally realize what really was important. It started out as a wish over a broken heart but it became a lot more then that. It became a story about figuring out who you are and what you really want out of life.
Mlynowski really knows how to tell a great coming of age story. Gimme A Call is the prefect example of her talent. She knows just how to tell a story at the right pace and how to make the characters likeable and enjoyable. If you are looking for a fun, quick read that makes you wonder what you would tell your younger self to make something in your life different, this definitely is a good pick for you. I enjoyed it and I think you will too.