The Secret Life of Debbie G. is the story of a sixteen-year-old who becomes an online sensation overnight. Except, it’s her online persona that hits the big time. Set in contemporary times, where the number of likes, comments, shares, DMs, and followers determines a teenager’s sense of self-worth, the story takes a close look at how social media influences their behaviour and affects their emotional health. Equal parts poignant and fun, this is a bittersweet coming-of-age story.
Vibha Batra is a Chennai-based author, graphic novelist, advertising consultant, poet, lyricist, translator, playwright, travel writer, and columnist. She has published 17 books including The Secret Life of Debbie G (a graphic novel). Her travelogues have appeared in The Hindu, Conde Nast Traveller, Deccan Chronicle, and The Week. Her plays have been staged during the Short and Sweet Theatre Festival South India and her play ‘Cold Feet’ won the Best Script – Week 2 in 2017. She wrote the Hindi lyrics for Thuppaki and has written the anthems for leading corporate houses like The Chola Group, Murugappa, Brakes India, and Cavin Kare. She has contributed short stories and poems to international anthologies, print magazines, and ezines. She conducts creative writing workshops for children and adults at the British Council Chennai. Her Sweet Sixteen trilogy published by Penguin has been optioned for the screen.
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