11 December 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Don't Call Me Baby by Gwendolyn Heasley

Waiting on Wednesday is my weekly post where I obsess over the shiny new books  I cannot wait to read!

This week I'm waiting on... Don't Call Me Baby by Gwendolyn Heasley

What they say:

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.

  • Expected publication: April 22nd 2014 by Harper Teen - ISBN: 0062208527 / ISBN13: 9780062208521.

Why I'm waiting on Don't Call Me Baby...

  1. I find the idea of everybody knowing so many personal details horrifying and am intrigued to see how Gwendolyn presents this idea.
  2. To a book blogger the idea of a book about blogging is really intriguing.
  3. Don't Call Me Baby sounds very different from the books I have read recently and I like the idea of reading something different!


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