Thursday, 21 May 2015

All I know now

Carrie Hope Fletcher is a popular youtuber with over 550,000 subscribers. Through her wildly successful YouTube channel “itswaypastmybedtime” and her blog she has become an ‘honorary big sister’ to quite a number of young people around the world. Carrie has used her YouTube and blog to give advice and provide a safe place for teens to express their worries, hopes and dreams. She decided to gather up all her ramblings and thoughts into a book called ‘All I know now’ – wonderings and reflections of growing up gracefully.

The book offers advice on topics such as broken hearts, bullying, body image and how to be happy and content with being you. Carrie is an actress and has been
in many theatre shows such as Les Mis, as a nod to her acting background she has structured her book like a play, with the programme at the front of the book listing the prologue, overture and the acts. At the back of the book she has a props section full of websites and helplines around the world that deal with the issues she has spoken about.

The book itself is wonderfully written. She uses wit and references to well known movies to help her connect to her audience and she tells stories from her time as a teenager, so you can hopefully ‘learn from her mistakes’.

Although this book is geared towards teenage girls, which Carrie  does imply throughout the book, I think that anyone would genuinely enjoy this collection of witty advice and wisdom.

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            Chloe, work experience

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