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Gimme A Call by Sarah Mlynowski

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Cailey Steffens

on 5 November 2012

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Gimme A Call by Sarah Mlynowski Literary Devices Recommendation Good Writing Mood Symbolism Onomatopoeia Simile Senior Devi Devi's mom Bryan SUMMARY
In the novel, Gimme A Call, by Sarah Mlynowski, After being dumped by her boyfriend of four years, Devi realizes something: her life is a mess. With no friends, a sister she never talks to, 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 college, keeping her friends, and most important of all: never dating the boy who broke her heart and took over her life. Senior Devi also known as Ivy is selfish, boring, and bossy. While dating Byran she loses all her friends, blows off studying, and has just about nothing left. She, like other high school students, makes mistakes as she grows up, but once she figures out she can control her freshman self she takes full advantage. She gets very persistent, demanding, and selfish. She wants the perfect life she did not plan wisely for herself. Bryan is Senior Devi's ex boyfriend. Cute, adorable, athletic, break your heart Bryan. In the novel, senior Devi warns freshman Devi to stay away from him because he will eventually break her heart. Bryan is a very attractive boy and seems extremely nice on a first impression. To Devi, he is a real catch. " When i heard the news, the jealousy felt like a lit match in my chest." (218) "A fluorescent light bulb pops on in my head." (226) "My heart starts hammering immediately." (228) "I cant help feeling bad."(181) I loved the character's in the book. They were very relatable and seemed like real people my age. The author did a great job of making sure the characters were all mixed together in some sort of way, and the facts about the characters were very descriptive. The beginning few chapters were a little boring and hard to focus, but once the action started happening this book was hard to put down. It was a little confusing going back and forth between years of the same persons life but i would say that's the only thing bad about this book. I would recommend it for a fun read. "I need to run. Home. Now. I turn at the next corner, a slightly longer route home, and run. My eyes are pricking with tears, but im not going to cry. The image of them kissing is still burning in my eyes. But i wont cry. If i can just get home, then i wont cry. My heart pounds angrily against my rib cage, but i dont stop until im in my house, in my room, on my bed." (109) This piece of writing is good because it shows lots of description, good details and punctuation, it also is pretty much all action oriented. The imagery and description we get of the character running home with tears in her eyes gives me a perfect picture in my head. Characters Freshman Devi Devi's dad Devi's mom is very caring, nice, and helpful. She cares alot about her like a good mother does and wants her to best the best she can be. She is very supportive, but also very clueless that this whole situation with senior and freshman Devi is going on. Freshman Devi also known as frosh is very mature for her age. She is fun, loving, smart, and popular. She loves her family more than anything and is a person that tries and tries and never gives up until she gets what she wants. She was very skeptical of senior Devi at first but she loosened up as the story went on. She is sort of a control freak, but more relate able than senior Devi as a reader. Devi's dad is very unsocial, not a very good role model, and in all, a poor fatherly figure in devi's life. He lost his job and never spends time with his family. He cares about Devi and her sister but not enough to make time for them in his day. He is very selfish, but also feels bad because he can hardly keep the family going without pay. Devi and Maya and their mom all wish to have their old dad back. Imagery "I step outside my house and take a deep breath. The sun is shining. The birds are chirping."(85) Sarah Mlynowski is a an editor and writer of chick lit and young-adult fiction novels. She lives in NYC, CA. Her first novel was published in 2001 and since then has been published in 16 countries and has sold over 600,00 coppies around the globe.
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