by Sarah Mlynowski
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 the mall fountain. Now it only calls one number . . . hers. 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 all the wrong ones! Who better to take advice from than your future self?
Except . . .what if getting what you think you want changes everything?"
I found this book by accident and i'm so glad it happens! I love some books by Saida de Emergencia (an online book shop) and since i want to buy a book from there i went to their site and see this amazing promotion they always have 2=3.
Let me explain to you a little bit about it, if you buy 2 books that adds up to 20€ or more you can choose a 3 book completely free from a list they give.
So i went there to buy a book that cost me 15,98€ and i do not want to spend much more than 20€ so i went in a search for a cheap book and i found this one. It only cost me 5€ which was perfect for my bargain since this way i buy 3 books for 20,98 € =D
Now for the book itself, i was desperate for a light and easy read so i decided to start this one and let me tell you, it was so much fun to read this book. The writing style is so simple and the book is very easy to read because of the pace of the plot, the chapter's are very small and they are divided between the two versions of the main character (present and past one) which allow the reader to know more about her personality and about what happens in the book.
About the plot i have to tell that it reminds me of the typical Sunday movie that you see to have a good time, like 13 Going on 30. It was very unrealistic of course but a person cannot avoid thinking "if it was me...."? I think i would have a very hard time believing that a future me was calling, and after i believe it i do not know what i want to talk about.
At the same time it reminds me a little of the butterfly effect, a theory that states "small causes can have larger effects", because we can see in the book what happens when Devi decide to change a variety of small things in her past and how it affects and changes the future.
The end of the book was a little disappointing to me, i tend to like books that have a very definite ending and not one where you can be open to interpretations, and this does not happen in this book. However i can understand why the author choose to end this way and i also get the meaning that the author want to give to this plot " the future is not written in stone and your choices can influence it"!
I gave this books 3,75 out of 5*, because of the easy read and also because of the meaning behind the plot story. This is a book that you could read without thinking to much and enjoy yourself but at the same time it has a very profound message if you decided to think of it this way. A definitive good read and at a very appealing price.