{New Feature} Wibbly Wobbly Wednesdays: My Mother Was Never a Kid by Francine Pascal

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Wibbly Wobbly Wednesdays is a new feature on this blog where we talk about any book that has something to do with the concept of time. The book may be about time travel, set in the past or future, or just has a bizarre timeline. If you are a Whovian, you know what we're talking about! :)

Title: My Mother Was Never a Kid
Author: Francine Pascal
Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse; 1 edition 
  • Publishing Date: May 1, 2003

I can't believe my mother was ever my age.
I think she was born a mother....
Now that she's a teenager, Victoria Martin expects freedom, good times, and maybe even some understanding from her mother. But no such luck! She's still getting the same old lectures, the same old groundings, and the same old punishments. It's obvious her mother was never thirteen years old.
Then one day, as she's on her way home to get the telling-off of her life, something very strange happens to Victoria. When she finally arrives in New York, the station looks completely different, as if she's slipped back through time. And then she meets Cici -- cool, outgoing Cici, the best friend a girl like Victoria could want. But Victoria can't help feeling like she's met her somewhere before....

824096My Mother Was Never a Kid is a book which I read a long long time ago back when I was just.. a kid (lol excuse the pun). Honestly, it took me a while to finally remember and retrieve the title of this book but I do remember reading it, maybe because it had Amanda Seyfried's face on the cover (haha really) or because it had a unique plot. Unfortunately, the only thing I remembered about this book is that the story is about a girl who goes in the past and becomes friends with the teenage version of her mom. I asked so many people if there could be a slight chance they knew the title of this but I was unsuccessful! It took a lot of in depth research and stalking for me to finally find the title (thank you Goodreads and Google!) thank God.

When I researched more about this book, I found out that the one I read was just a reprint of the "Hanging out With Cici" the original book published in 1991. I also didn't know that what I read was an old book! They then made a show based on the book, then reprinted it, changing the title to "My Mother Was Never a Kid" so it would fit the show. Cool, huh? Now I want a copy of this book so I could reread it!

I also found out that Francine Pascal is the author of The Sweet Valley High series! Have you guys read or heard of that?

I thought this book is the most apt for our first WWW feature, since aside from the fact it has hints of time travel, it's also literally a blast in the past for me, since I read this so long ago!

Have you read this book? What do you think of our new blog feature? :D

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  1. IS THAT AMANDA SEYFRIED ON THE COVER? It totally looks like her!

    This book seems really cool even though I've never heard of it. I like timey wimey plotlines and there aren't nearly enough of them. Doctor Who would be proud.
    Let me guess - Cici is her mother? I don't like the obvious, but yeah, it all basically depends on how the book was written.

    In conclusion - it seems really cool. I could give it a try.

    Great post! Thanks for sharing!

    1. YES! It is Amanda Seyfried on the cover! I didn't even know when I first saw this book! Haha! AND YES! Her mother is Cici, it is kinda obvious, but I did think the book was pretty cool back then. Not sure what I would think about it now though. LOL

      Thanks for stopping by! :)

  2. Love the idea of Wibbly Wobbly Wednesdays! :)

  3. As soon as I saw this title I KNEW I needed to see what this was all about haha! You know, I never read the Sweet Valley High books, but I feel like it's something I should do at some point as their pretty iconic. This book rings a bell though, so I feel like I may have found it in the library at some point many years ago...

  4. AH BOO. My comment was deleted. In summation: I love this title which is why I clicked on this post, and I need to read the Sweet Valley High books some day.


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