Book Review: This May Sound Crazy by Abigail Breslin

Posted December 2, 2015 by love2dazzle in Non-Fiction, Reviews / 0 Comments

Book Review: This May Sound Crazy by Abigail BreslinThis May Sound Crazy by Abigail Breslin
Published by HarperCollins on October 6th 2015
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, General, Juvenile Nonfiction, Performing Arts, Social Science, Women
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover
Source: Hardcover, My Own
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four-half-stars

Academy Award-nominated actress and musician Abigail Breslin is your best friend in her publishing debut, a collection of hilarious and heartfelt nonfiction essays on the subjects nearest and dearest to our hearts: love, loss, and Tumblr.Growing up in film and the online era, Abigail knows better than anyone—it’s rough out there in love-land. And this generation is ill-prepared to handle it gracefully. Let’s be honest: if Cinderella had been on Twitter, she’d have ended up a crazy old cat lady like the rest of us. #realtalkSo when your “boyfriend” is liking different eligible young things’ selfies, what’s a modern ingenue to do? Put down the iPhone, step away from the hair dye, and ~chill~. Abbie is here with cautionary tales and solid advice on being a classy-ass lady in the digital age.Because, girls, we’re more than what meets the newsfeed. And this may sound crazy…But we’ve got this.Plus, this book is gorgeous inside and out. With a foil cover and heavily designed interior, this collection will be the crowning jewel on any teen’s nightstand.

Abigail Breslin has a book?! Okay so I was intrigued but not impress. Lots of celebrities have books now. Why should Breslin be any different? One day I was bored and wandering around, so I picked of Breslin’s book just to take a look at it. I scanned it as I was waiting and found that I really liked the unique style that the book was written in. I don’t know if that was Breslin’s idea or the editor’s but I was very intrigued and wanted to read further. I decided to order my own copy. Little did I know that I would devour this book in a two hours. Did I get much out of this book…no but it wasn’t written for me. It is written for teenagers. Specifically the ages of 15-18. Breslin even throws a bit in there about drinking in London, so you can even include some young 20 year olds in there.

I loved the way the book was done. I think it is great and fun. Breslin has a great voice. It is unique and all her own. I think for her first book as a teenager is good. It isn’t a fantasy novel it is more about Breslin’s advice to girls like her. The biggest issue I had been the abbreviations, hastages, nicknames like “bae.” People really need to stop using the word “bae.” Do people not know that “bae” means poop in Danish? Anyway getting off topic. I liked Breslin’s unique voice about her life and her experiences. I look for unique books like this because I am trying to find my own unique voice as a writer. It is nice to see that people can do things that are nontraditional. I think people shouldn’t be so harsh. This book has a bit of a tumblr theme to it. I can see that it may annoy some people and others may like it. I love that it is different.

four-half-stars

About love2dazzle

Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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