Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Don't Call Me Ishmael by Michael Gerard Bauer

Title: Don't Call Me Ishmael
Publisher: Scholastic
Edition - Language: Paperback - English.
Where did I get it: Balibooks


There's no easy way to put this, so I'll say it straight out. It's time I faced up to the truth. I'm fourteen years old and I have Ishmael Leseur's Syndrome. There is no cure. And there is no instant cure to not fitting in. But that won't stop Ishmael and his intrepid band of misfits from taking on bullies, bugs, babes, the Beatles, debating, and the great white whale in the toughest, the weirdest, the most embarrassingly awful...and the best year of their lives

Ishmael. Doesn't it sound like Ibrahim's son's name?

No, no, this book has nothing to do with any person of color from middle east who lives in Australia and struggles with his root. Nope. That was just my assumption when I decided to buy this book. See, don't judge a book by its title