Sarah Mlynowski’s upcoming novel Gimme a Call is about a high school senior who is able to make calls back to herself as a 14-year-old. To get people thinking about the book, Mlynowski invited YA authors on Twitter to consider what they would tell their younger selves: “Ever wonder what YA authors would tell their high school selves? (If they had magic cell phones that could call the past?) #gimmeacall.” There have been over 1,000 responses, some of which are really interesting. Read an article from Publishers Weekly to see some of Mlynowski’s favorites, or search #gimmeacall on Twitter for a full list: The Future is on the Line.
A few of my favorites:
@juliadevillers: Facebook will be invented. Are you sure you want your friend to take that picture?
@OfficiallyAlly: Dear high school self, people who say HS is the best time of your life aren’t in for a very good life. (It gets better!)
@realjohngreen: Dear HS self: There are two reasons you have no girlfriend: 1. no confidence. 2. poor hygiene. #startwithnumbertwo
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