Gimmeacall by Sarah Mlynowski starts with a very frustrating 'senioir skip day' for Devorah Banks. 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. However, it's as she fishes her phone out of the water that she gets a second chance at life; her phone keeps dialing only one number: her own, only back three years and eight months back. Now, Dev holds the power to change things and not only in her own life! She soon discovers, however, that the future effects of past actions are not always as direct as one would like and not necessarily so easy to handle...
This is the first time I read a book by Sarah Mlynowski but it definitely won't be the last. Mlynowski writes very descriptively and with a great sense of humour; she really gives her reader a lot of visual feedback so reading seems almost like watching a movie. She also develops on themes that really hit home to me: self-discovery, achieving balance, learning what's ultimately best for you, now. We may not truly understand ourselves until we take the time to allow ourselves to dream, to want, to discover, to try, to simply live. It's a book I would definitely recommend to anyone of any age group since self-discovery is the constant work of a lifetime and doing so with a little comedy on the side is always fun.
- Date of Review: August 7, 2010
- Publisher: Delacourte Books
- Release Date: April 27, 2010