This week I'm waiting on...
Gimme A Call by Sarah Mlynowski
Summary from author's website: Devi's life isn't turning out at all like she wanted. She wasted 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 since Bryan broke up with her right before senior prom, she has nothing left. Not even a working cell phone - she dropped hers in the mail fountain.
Now it only calls one number...her number. At age fourteen, three years ago!
Once Devi gets over the shock and convinces her younger self that she isn't some wacko she realizes that she's been given an awesome gift. She can tell herself all the right things to do because she's already done the wrong ones! If freshman Devi takes her advice, she can hold on to her friends, get into a good no, incredible college, be an extracurricular superstar, and most importantly, spare herself the heartbreak of Bryan.
Fourteen-year-old Devi isn't so sure, though. She likes Bryan. She's happy. But who better to listen to than your future self. . . right?
I confess, the main reason I want to read this book is because it sounds so incredibly cute. Although I generally gravitate towards darker novels, I always like to have a fun book on hand to break up the doom and gloom a little. Plus, Gimme A Call has that kind of 'if only' wish-fulfilment appeal that I just can't resist. Sounds awesome, doesn't it?
Out: June 3rd 2010, UK / April 27th 2010, US