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A new life is just a phone call away!

Devi's life isn't turning out at all like she wanted. She wasted the past 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 now that Bryan has broken up with her, she has nothing left.

Not even her stupid cell phone—she dropped it in
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ebook, 256 pages
Published April 27th 2010 by Delacorte Press (first published January 1st 2010)
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Arlene
May 07, 2010 Arlene rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Arlene by: Goodreads Give-away winner!!! Woo hoo!!!!!
Gimme a Call by Mlynowski was a GREAT read that was a ton of fun! I enjoyed the book from cover to cover and could not have asked for a better plot and ending. The storyline is unique, the characters are very well developed, and as you read the book, you wonder… How is this going to resolve itself? Well, Sarah was clever and spot on with her perfect conclusion. I highly recommend this book if you're looking for a break from paranorm, but still want to have some fun with a bit of suspended realit ...more
Sonya
Oct 16, 2014 Sonya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Imagine that. Talking to my fourteen-year-old self. I wish.

Devi dropped her phone into a fountain after having that thought. Then, her phone malfunctioned and kept dialing to the same girl whatever her typed in. And, yes, her wish came true. She had just broken up with her boyfriend, Bryan, and had nothing left as she spent all her time with Bryan in her high school. No friends. And got into a poor college. But not anymore. She can now talk to her fourteen-year-old self, redeem everything, and
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Gabrielle
Apr 25, 2015 Gabrielle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow this book was so good!! Not what I expected at all it gave me chills
~Tina~
Dec 30, 2010 ~Tina~ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ha! What a fun read.

Did you ever want to change your own past? What would you do if you could talk to yourself when you were younger? What would you tell yourself? What would it change?
For Devi, apparently, it would change a helluva lot!

I really just loved the concept to Gimme a Call. How many times did I wish I could creep back into my own past and tweak a few things to make things be different for my future? But like Devi (& Ivy) the consequences to change ones past always come with a pric
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Robby
Apr 07, 2010 Robby rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I will admit that, in the beginning, I did not like this book. There was something about the narration, the tone, that just really turned me off. Lately, the books I have been reading have been lighter, a little less impacting, a little less serious. This is great, at times, but, as I made my way through the first few chapters, I considered putting this book down quite a few times.
I am so glad that I didn't stop reading this book.
Gimme A Call is about Devi Banks. A senior in high school, Devi's
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BookCupid
Apr 13, 2016 BookCupid rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
Mlynowski makes you want to go back to high school and change your life.

After a nasty drop, Devi's cellphone can only dial one number: her's - three year ago. Younger Devi (aka Frosh) is surprised to hear her future self is friendless, heartbroken over a guy name Bryan, and worse a horrible student (from spending too much time with Bryan). But eventhough, every change she makes alters Devi's future life (aka Ivy) it also hinders her present, as Ivy forbids her from talking to Bryan and puts her
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Laurence
Jul 12, 2016 Laurence rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think that the concept of this book is fantastic. I always wonder about the impact of a simple choice, so books about the different lives a person could be living because of some decisions they make are must-reads for me. This one is different from everything else I've read, so I was really interested about it and I wasn't disappointed.

I loved how the younger and the older Devi felt like two different people - which they are, in a way. They're the same person, but their life experience makes t
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Lori (Pure Imagination)
Gimme a Call has been staring at me from my bookshelf for quite some time. I bought it because I loved Ten Things We Did and because that’s probably one of my favorite covers ever. So when I found myself in the mood for something fun and fast I knew I had to pick up Gimme a Call. It did not disappoint.

Devi’s heart is broken and she wishes that she could go back in time and make different decisions. After a clumsy accident involving a cell phone and a mall fountain Devi’s phone will only call her
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Janelle Janica Gomez
The story is about Devi, or Devorah, whose life is in a mishap, no friends, worried about college, and worst of all, a boyfriend who just left her.

Her cellphone accidentally fell in a wishing fountain, just as she wished she could talk to her younger self, just to re-do everything in her life.

Imagine her surprise when her younger self does answer her almost-dead phone, and even more surprising to find out that everything that her former self does differently in the past, changes the future, or
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Emily
The book I chose is called Gimme a Call. It was about a girl named Devi that was having a rough time in her life. Once she drops her old cell phone into a fountain her life begins to become much better. Once she retrieves it out of the fountain, she realizes she can only call one number on the phone... She can only call her number in perticular, three years ago, at age 14. Now that Devi can talk to herself at a younger age, she can turn her whole life around and go to a great college, not get he ...more
puppitypup
May 07, 2015 puppitypup rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
YA Teens only!

I believe this book would appeal to teens, although I found it a fairly tense read with older Devi putting so much pressure on younger Devi (view spoiler)

Devi is too hung-up on a boy to make the book interesting to adults. As an adult reading this, I would give it only 2 stars, but I came up to 3 since I'm obviously not the target audience.

Clean read, suitable to middle grade and up.
Stephanie
My Summary: After being dumped by her boyfriend of four years, Devi realizes something: her life is in shambles. With no friends, an estranged sister and parents who hardly speak, Devi has nothing except her broken heart. And her phone.

But after accidentally dropping it in a mall fountain, Devi's phone appears to be on the fritz. It keeps calling the same number over and over: hers, four years earlier. Now with a connection to her past self, Devi plans her future - getting into the perfect colle
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Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Jennifer Rummel for TeensReadToo.com

Devi hates her senior year. In fact, she wishes that she could re-do her whole high school experience. When a freak phone accident occurs, she finds herself talking to her younger self. Now, she can tell her fourteen-year-old self all the things to fix before she ruins her life, starting with not dating her ex-boyfriend.

Devi spent so much time with him and neglected her friends and her school work. When they break up, she has nothing left. That's a
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Paulina
Feb 01, 2015 Paulina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Es algo difícil para mi escribir reseñas, pero este libro merece una:
Cuando compre el libro fue algo muy interesante para mi ya que jamás lo había visto ni leído alguna reseña sobre el, pero conocía a la autora y con eso era suficiente. Lo agarre sin esperar demasiado porque no soy el tipo de persona que se emociona cuando compra un libro del que no sabe nada en absoluto. Pero la verdad es que el libro me sorprendió, me gusto mucho el mundo que crea la autora entre Pipi y Avy; y tengo que confes
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Ana Fernandes
Feb 25, 2016 Ana Fernandes rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
3,5
Indecisa se chego a dar as 4 ou não.
Uma leitura engraçada e às vezes um pouco confusa, mas deixa-nós um sorriso no rosto.
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Vanessa L.
I liked this book because it was about a new topic: talking with the future or past you. Highschool senior, Devi, accidentally calls her self as a freahman. She decides to completely change her life after a bad breakup...sometimes it's not good to meddle in people's lives, even if it is yours.
Yas
Yo me preocupo del presente. Intento disfrutar ¿sabes? Del día. El sol. Mi banco.

Primero que nada este libro lo encontré entre mis archivos del 2013 (cuando bajé un megapack de 200 libros xd) y como ayer no haya qué leer decidí darle una oportunidad; a ver qué tal resulta me dije.

En sí la historia trata de cómo la vida de Devi cambia (¡já! ni que se diga) luego de que su teléfono (con más de tres años de antigüedad) caiga en la fuente del centro comercial y se dañé. Es desde entonces cuando de
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Teathebooklover
Gimme a Call by Sarah Mylnowski is about a girl named Devi who really wishes she could go back in the past and fix everything that went wrong in her life. After a bad breakup, she ends up dropping her phone in a fountain and then, things start getting weird. The only number she can call is herself when she was 14. Using this to her advantage, Devi gets her 14 year old self to avoid making the same mistakes she did. But is a life with no mistakes better?

I liked this book mainly because of the plo
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Alissa Bach
Jan 27, 2010 Alissa Bach rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*From an Advanced Reader Copy*

What would YOU if you suddenly could talk to yourself in the future--and your future incarnation told you your life would be a mess in just four years? Buy a lottery ticket? Get answers to all your upcoming tests? Certainly you'd do everything you could possibly do to make sure your life DID NOT become the mess you've foretold!

Gimme a call is about just that.

When Devi's life blows up in her face, she thinks nothing more can go wrong...until she drops her cell phone
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Diane Ferbrache
After 17 year old Devi drops her phone in the mall fountain, she is amazed that it still works......sort of. The only person she can call is herself -- at age 14! After the initial shock wears off, she has a great idea -- fix all the things wrong with her life. After all, since her boyfriend just broke up with her and none of her friends from freshman year are speaking to her, what if she NEVER even went out with him in the first place? What if she can prevent her best friend from becoming anore ...more
Shonda
Jun 16, 2010 Shonda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2010
Have you ever wished you could change your future by correcting a mistake of the past? If so, you’re not alone. Meet Devi Banks. She’s weeks away from graduating high school and prom is around the corner. It’s her senior year and she should be happy, right? Well, she’s not.

You see, her boyfriend, Bryan, of three plus years just broke up with her. Technically, they’re not broken up yet, but they will be when college starts in the fall. Devi heads to the mall to return a present she just purchased
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Nath
May 12, 2012 Nath rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Yelania Nightwalker
Todos queremos una segunda oportunidad para corregir nuestros errores... ¿Y si esa oportunidad estuviera a sólo una llamada de distancia?

Creo que muchos hemos sido testigos de la chica que se olvida de todo por estar con su novio. Se vuelve su mundo y en esa pequeña burbuja no hay sitio para nadie que no sean ellos mismos. No importa lo mucho o poco que le digas al respecto, simplemente te va a ignorar, hasta el día en que la burbuja se rompe y descubre que el mundo se ha olvida de ella también.
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Emma
Jun 23, 2011 Emma rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I would not go so far as to say this book was horrible, or even bad necessarily, but I can't say I enjoyed it. I picked this book up because, although it was 300 pages, it seemed like it would be quick to read, and I am attempting to read a book every day next week and needed something fast. I decided to just read it now instead of waiting until next week because I finished my other library books and needed something to read.

I remember thinking the premise was relatively interesting when it firs
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El Templo
"Devi ha construido su mundo en torno a Bryan, y ahora Bryan la ha dejado. Si hubiese sabido que todo iba a acabar así, no habría desperdiciado los cuatro años de instituto con él. Habría pasado más tiempo con sus amigas, habría prestado más atención a los estudios, a su familia… Sin Bryan está completamente sola. Si pudiese hablar con su yo de cuando tenía catorce años, podría advertirle de que jamás saliese con él. Mientras piensa esto, se le cae el móvil en las aguas contaminadas de la fuente ...more
Kat
Apr 20, 2013 Kat rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Devi Banks las cosas no le puede ir peor, después de que su novio de hace
tres años, Bryan, lo deje con ella. Se da cuenta de que esta sola. Completamente
sola. No tiene amigos. Ha descuidado los estudios y su familia ya no es lo que era.

Y entonces su móvil se cae a la fuente del centro comercial. Genial.
Pero entonces le da al boton de llamada y... se llama así misma.
¡Puede llamarse a su yo de hace 3 años! Y entonces se da cuenta de podría arreglar
todo el desastre en el que esta.


Así que este es
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Natalie (Natflix&Books)
A Sound of Thunder, the short story by Ray Bradbury, blew my mind when I first read it as a young girl. Granted, this was way before the Matrix movies and CGI and when the only thing we did on computers was play the Oregon Trail (who's with me?), but still, it opened my mind to the possibility of time travel and the ramifications that the most minuscule change in the past could have on the future. Now Sarah Mlynowski is no Ray Bradbury (not that she couldn't be--that just isn't the path she's ch ...more
Chrissy
Oct 01, 2012 Chrissy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2012
ADORABLE!

Have I mentioned before that Sarah Mlynowski is the queen of adorable young adult fiction? If not, let's say it again! ADORABLE!

I picked up GIMME A CALL after reading Mlynowski's MAGIC IN MANHATTAN series. I had no idea what this one was about -- but I knew it would be cute. And, I certainly was not disappointed.

Devi, a high school senior, wasted most of her teenage years in a relationship with Bryan -- a cute, sweet, gorgeous boy who breaks her heart and dumps her senior year. Looking
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Andi (Andi's ABCs)
Sep 19, 2012 Andi (Andi's ABCs) rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
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
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Aellai
May 15, 2012 Aellai rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Devi es una adolescente. Chica y grande, al mismo tiempo.
Todo empieza cuando Devi, destrozada por su ruptura con Bryan va al centro comercial y se sienta en la orilla de la fuente, desdichada. Entonces sucede: su teléfono se cae a la fuente.
Ella va por él y cuando lo tiene ya fuera y todo, intenta utilizarlo.
Presiona todas las teclas pero ninguna sirve.
Hasta que una sirve: la de llamar.
Y llama, entonces lo extraño sucede: una chica joven con voz conocida contesta. Hablan varias veces hasta que
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Sarah was born in Montreal, Canada. After graduating with an honors degree in English literature from McGill University, she moved to Toronto to work for Harlequin Enterprises. While she never met Fabio, she used her romance publishing experiences to fuel her first novel Milkrun.

Since then, Sarah has written four additional novels for adults: Fishbowl, As Seen on TV, Monkey Business, and
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