Monday, September 7, 2015

Will I Ever Fall In Love?

A question that I've been asking myself recently is will I ever fall in love? And I don't mean obsessing over celebrities who I vow I will marry someday, I mean like a boy who knows I exist and who doesn't only exist in my mind.

I've been on this earth for 18 years now and not many people know that I've never had a boyfriend and I've only ever been kissed once (which doesn't really even count as it was just a silly game of truth or dare when I was 12 and it was more like a peck on the lips). Writing that down is actually quite embarrassing for me. It's hard not to ask yourself 'Is there something wrong with me?'.

I know I'm probably not alone is this problem. I wouldn't make such a big deal out of it but my biggest worry is that when it does happen with someone I care about, will I be terrible at it because I've had virtually no experience?

All the movies and books make finding someone who loves you look so easy. But it never is. I honestly believe it's because of these expectations that society thinks we have to find the one, fall in love and live happily ever after. These expectations are forced on us and now when we find ourselves without love in our lives we believe there's something wrong with us. It's crazy pressure from such a young age.

Maybe the best way to find someone is to stop looking (as Rachel Green told us in Friends). Growing up is proving to be a real pain. Any advice for a confused girl? Leave a comment below.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Manifesto On How To Be Interesting

The Manifesto On How To Be Interesting is a YA book by Holly Bourne. Quick bit of information before I start my review: I started reading it at around 5pm yesterday and had it finished by 2pm today. That should give you an idea of how much I loved this book.

From the very first chapter to the last I was completely hooked by Bourne's offbeat and unusual characters and captivating storyline. While Bree is so different and an original character she is so relatable and stands for so many teenagers around the world today.

I think why I loved this book so much was because the story was so original. I had never read anything like it before and it was so addictive. I just wanted to find out was would happen so kept on reading.

This was my first Holly Bourne book to read and as a result I have bought her other novel 'Am I Normal Yet?'. She tackles serious problems in a relatable way that young adults can understand. I am blown away by her talent and can't wait to keep on reading her books in the future.

I would give it a 5 out of 5 stars. This book has changed my life. Is there any book you loved so much and would recommend? Leave a comment below.