I’ve just finished Carrie Hope Fletcher’s book- All I Know Now and can safely say- I BLOODY LOVED IT!
And I mean love, I mean adore, I mean positively cannot get enough of it! Throughout the book I made notes, highlighted sections and put post-it notes in to remind me of fantastic passages, helpful advice and little tips to get you through a certain situation in the best way possible. As you can see there are quite a few notes that have been made (but all of them are and will be helpful in the future!)
Now, onto the review.
All I Know Now is the first book/advice book by the YouTube and West End Star- Carrie Hope Fletcher. It is also the second Youtuber book I have read, the first being Girl Online by Zoe Sugg. And the first thing I noticed that was similar about these two books was that the authors’ voices are easily distinguishable and as you read it it’s almost as if they are in the room with you! Fletcher’s writing instantly makes me feel as if she is sat here beside me drinking a cup of tea and eating cake!
Now this won’t be a comparison between Zoe’s book and Carrie’s but I just had to get that out there.
Throughout the entirety of this book (all 288 pages) I sat on my bed cup of tea in hand and fell in love with it. From stories about spilling Ribena over WHITE tablecloth to stories about an nemesis who eventually got her comeuppance. Carrie keeps you hooked with the simple use of ‘Acts’.
There are 8 Acts and in these Acts there are chapters. The use of Acts helps you to easily distinguish what section will be about what and should you like to read only an Act about ‘The Internet’ you would find yourself turning to Act 4 (page 129). It also is a comedic hint towards Carrie’s current job; playing Eponine in the West End Production of Les Miserables at the Queen’s Theatre.
For mostly all the chapters there are advice guides/tips on what to do in certain situations which is an amazing thing to behold as even at 18 I still don’t know how to act around my friends when we’re discussing how hot Captain America is (not that they think Captain America is hot so I get to fantasise about being Captain America’s girl 😉 )
Drawing entirely from her own experiences (which is a helluva courageous thing to do) Carrie has created a book that will not only help her peers and people older than her, but it will help her teenage audience. The ones that are just starting to worry about GCSE’s, A Levels, life in general. She’s even included helplines at the back for various countries to use!
I’ve been a hopeful now for the best part of 2 years and knowing Carrie’s love of books and how much she wanted to be an author I can safely proclaim from the rooftops (because I don’t live near mountains) ; I AM PROUD OF CARRIE HOPE FLETCHER.
You would be too even if you just opened the book took off the dust jacket and saw this-
HOW BEAUTIFUL IS THIS?! And how thoughtful too!
Carrie has such an abundance of energy, time, compassion and love that oozes out of this book. I encourage you all to pick up All I Know Now and make notes!! (I’ve got over 100) You never know when you may need to refer back to a certain page when a certain cute guy/girl comes wandering along and asks you out (note: blushing is allowed)
If you want to buy Carrie’s book please use the following links below:
You can also purchase it in e-book form
The last two photos are being posted through kind permission of my friend Laura (ps check out her blog here!)