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 reality.
About the book… Devi's day is going bad, bad, bad. Her boyfriend of three years just broke up with her via voice mail and now she has no date for the Senior prom. As she listens to the message for the umpteenth time and tears slip down her cheeks, she loses grasp of her cell phone and it falls into a fountain. Well that's just dandy, the topper of her day… but wait! As she dries off her phone and starts pressing the buttons hoping it still works, she finds she can call only one number… her own. So when the phone rings, Devi from three years prior answers and the adventure begins. And boy what an adventure that turns out to be as Devi tries to recreate her past for hopefully a better future through ever changing advice.
This book gets five stars from me for many reasons. The storyline is different from the cookie cutter themes currently out there… no vamps… no weres! Yayay! The book is perfectly paced with fun adventure and constant laughs. The narrative from Devi's perspective was engaging and refreshing. And the content made me think about what I would do if I had a chance to counsel my previous self… What would I do differently? What would that advice sound like? Have more fun? Work harder to reap the benefits later? Give myself the winning lotto numbers to change my fate in life? How much am I willing to sacrifice to have a better life?
What a great book that will keep me pondering about the possibilities and what is versus what could have been. I loved it! Highly recommend this book to my fellow avid readers that are ready for a light, fun, engaging book that pushes the boundaries on reality, but delivers some valuable lessons. If I had a "phone a friend lifeline," Devi would definitely get a call from me.