martes, 5 de mayo de 2015

Don't Call Me Baby by Gwendolyn Heasley Review

Publicado por Paulina J. en 19:00
Title: Don't Call Me Baby
Series: None
Author:Gwendolyn Heasley
Date Published: April 2nd 2014

Publisher: Harper Teen

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.

Even if this book is marked as YA I think it qualifies more as Middle Grade, if your looking for romance go look for another book, there is a boy but it's not the main focus of the story.

Things I liked

-The book raises awareness about privacy online. How many people upload photos of themselves and other people without knowing for certain how many people will see these. Even if Imogene's mom may seem cartoonish sometimes I have many friends on Facebook that do overshare information about themselves and other people.

-I like how the book don't satanize the internet, Imogen has a good reason for not liking blogs but by the end of the book she recognizes that if the limits are set early on you can gain many good things from the internet.

-The Grandmother: She was hands down my favorite character, I especially enjoyed how supportive she was of Imogene but how she also advised her to see things from other peoples perspective.

Things I didn't like

-Although Imogene is 15 at times it felt like she was 13, especially as she cataloged people as good/bad. 


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