Book Review: Don’t Call Me Baby, by Gwendolyn Heasley

dont_call_me_babyHer whole life, Imogene has been known as the girl on that blog. Her mother started the blog about her daughter before she was even born. She has been blogging about Imogene’s personal life for years. Since Imogene is fifteen now, she decides enough is enough! She doesn’t want to be part of her mother’s popular and embarrassing blog. She just wants a normal life where random strangers don’t know when she lost her first tooth, got in a fight with her best friend, or even had her first crush! She wants to be totally away from the blogging world.

However, it isn’t as easy as she thinks. When Imogene gets assigned to start her own blog for her English class, she refuses it right away. She soon realizes that this may be the perfect opportunity to end her mother’s blog forever.

In my opinion, I could’ve gone either way with this book, meaning that it’s fine if I read and it’s fine if I didn’t. This isn’t a must read book. It had some good parts and some bad parts. The only thing that I really didn’t like was the nicknames for Imogene and her mother. On the blog, they are known as Mommylicious and Babylicious. I just think that’s too silly, but other than that it was okay. I wouldn’t recommend this book to people who are 13 and up, but that’s who the author recommended. Overall, I thought this book was cute for a younger audience, but again that’s just my opinion. Some other eighth graders may enjoy this book– it just came out last month, so you’ll find it in bookstores everywhere.

By Sabrina C., 8th Grade

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