This heartwarming coming-of-age tale from top YouTube lifestyle vlogger Sierra Furtado explores what it means to redefine happiness on your own terms and to stay true to who you are even in the face of Internet insta-fame.
All 16-year-old Harper Ambrose has ever wanted is to be recognized: for her zany sense of humor, her on-fleek fashion sense, and her love of all things makeup, flirty, and fun. After an awkward childhood where she fell out with her BFF, Gwen, and thought she'd never find her one true love, at last Harper feels as though she's discovered her voice in a space she never expected: on YouTube, making videos about her day-to-day life and broadcasting them to the masses.
Now an insanely popular vlogger with millions of followers, Harper balances the stresses of everyday high school life - SAT prep, boring teachers, and the mean girl clique staring her down in the hallway - with the glam, fast-paced world of online celebrity. But when one hater on Twitter starts targeting Harper in 140 characters or less and a young British actor who's captured Harper's heart might not be everything he seems, Harper feels like her pitch-perfect life is suddenly going to pieces around her. Who better to help her pick them up and find herself again than her best friend, Ellie, and a certain tall, dark, and handsome someone she might not have realized was waiting in the wings for her all along?
©2016 Sierra Furtado. All rights reserved. (P)2016 Simon & Schuster
This story is very unique of course. But the reader doesn't help the story lol also some of the sentences in the book don't make much sense. A "beauty blender" is not a spongy wedge but a teardrop-shape sponge. And I though Harper had her braces off but then she states that that's why Jack dislikes her in a romantic way....overall though I really like the topic of the story. YouTube.
Unfortunately this book was given a terrible terrible narrator which partly ruined the experience. The story also felt very rushed, like a huge piece was missing during the entire book. I liked the characters, do not know if all the videoes were necessary to add in as they were more annoying than anything. With improvements I believe this book could be great, but as it is I cannot recommend it to anyone.
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