A Quickie: Don't Call Me Baby by Gwendolyn Heasley

Pub. Date: April 22nd, 2014
Publisher: HarperTeen
Paperback
304 pages


Synopsis from Goodreads:

All her life, Imogene has been known as the girl on THAT blog.


Imogene's mother has been writing an incredibly embarrassing, and incredibly popular, blog about her since before she was born. Hundreds of thousands of perfect strangers knew when Imogene had her first period. Imogene's crush saw her "before and after" orthodontia photos. But Imogene is fifteen now, and her mother is still blogging about her, in gruesome detail, against her will.

When a mandatory school project compels Imogene to start her own blog, Imogene is reluctant to expose even more of her life online...until she realizes that the project is the opportunity she's been waiting for to tell the truth about her life under the virtual microscope and to define herself for the first time.

Don't Call Me Baby is a sharply observed and irrepressibly charming story about mothers and daughters, best friends and first crushes, and the surface-level identities we show the world online and the truth you can see only in real life.



Don't Call Me Baby was a good, light, quick read. It didn't blow me away, but it definitely kept my interest. I felt the characters were wise beyond there years, which gave an unrealistic/ disingenuous feel at time, but the emotions and the character motivations

were always realistic and genuine. This one will appeal to readers who don't want a heavy romance element, and those who prefer a straightforward storyline.


Rating: 3/5

Two other books that I personally preferred about living life publicly are Something Real by Heather Demetrios and Reality Boy A.S. King.

**I read this one for fun, not because I was asked to review it.