Saturday, 16 May 2015
a work in progress (by connor)
Bonjour my internet friends,
On May 12th, 2015 around 12:30pm I put down my copy of A Work In Progress on the table in my English class and tried to busy myself as everyone else continued silent reading. I read the beautiful book from cover to cover and do not regret it.
"Connor Franta is an American YouTube vlogger, Internet personality, writer and entrepreneur. As of March 2015, his self-named main channel on YouTube has more than 4.4 million subscribers." [Wikipedia]
Connor's memoir, A Work In Progress, debuted in stores on April 21st, 2015. He announced the great news on March 9th, 2015 on his youtube channel.
I was so excited for this novel, I couldn't help myself but go to Indigo as soon as I could to pick up a copy of my own. And on May 2nd, I did. I held the copy in my hands and nearly cried. There is was. A work in progress by Connor.
I couldn't put the book down. He wrote it very well and from the heart. I really have to read it over again (after passing it around to my friends of course) and annotate the pages. Pulling out good quotes and making notes.
I loved how personal he got. I loved reading the letters from his parents and reading about his high school days. It was really cool for me to read about how he felt moving to LA with the O2L boys and the road trip he went on with Ricky and Jc.
I can't sum up the book into a few sentences. It is his life in 224 pages and that is absolutely amazing. Connor worked so hard for this and I never thought he of all people would write a book.
As he said, it is like his Instagram in book form and that's totally magical.
keep smiling beautifuls,