Tuesday, August 11, 2015

A Work In Progress by Connor Franta (Review #14)


"Who are you? Answer: you are who you are in this given moment. Label-less. Limitless. Remember that from this day forward."


Summary:
In this intimate memoir of life beyond the camera, Connor Franta shares the lessons he has learned on his journey from small-town boy to Internet sensation so far.

Exploring his past with insight and humor, his present with humility, and his future with hope, Connor reveals his private struggles while providing heartfelt words of wisdom for young adults. His words will resonate with anyone coming of age in the digital era, but at the core is a timeless message for people of all ages: don't be afraid to be yourself and to go after what you truly want.

This full-color collection includes photography and childhood clippings provided by Connor and is a must-have for anyone inspired by his journey.

Review:

First off, I want to say that this is the first memoir I have ever read! And I loved it!  This book made me look at life in a different way, in a new perspective. The way he writes is truly inspirational. 

What I especially loved about this story is how relatable it is. When a reader reads a new book, they want to be able to connect and relate to the main character and in this book, you can very much relate! He describes all the hardships he has faced in life but has learned to overcome them. Everyone has had those times when they felt this way and Connor's insight really helps if your going through tough times.

Im usually not a fan of non-fiction but Im so glad I picked this up and read it!


Quotes:

"Question: Why does life have to feel like such a struggle at times? Answer: Because without the struggle, the triumphs wouldn’t taste as sweet.” 

“I would rather have 1 amazing best friend than 100 decent regular friends. It's not about quantity, it's about quality.” 


Thanks for reading! Have you read this book or are you planning on reading it? Why or why not? Comment below!
-Piper


2 comments:

  1. Truth be told, I was never a fan of non-fictious books as well, but this review makes me want to pick it up too!

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    1. You should! It's an amazing book and it was a lot better than I expected!

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