A Work in Progress | Book Review


Hey guys! What’s up? A few days ago, I finished A Work in Progress by Connor Franta and I really enjoyed it. So, here’s my review!


a work in progress

 A Work in Progress
Author: Connor Franta
Genres: Memoir
Edition: Paperback – 212 pages
Rating: ✩✩✩✩.5
Goodreads goal: 04/30 books

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Before I start this review, I just want to say that Connor is one of my favorite youtubers and that probably influenced my overall amusement while reading this book. The memoir started out with Connor’s childhood, went through his adolescence and, finally, centers around his thoughts and his life at the moment. This way, I got to know more about his past, as well as his likings and his current lifestyle.

Overall, I thought this was a fantastic read, very light and easy to get through. Connor is such an inspiration for me in every way possible (photography, clothing and lifestyle in general). This book just increased the admiration I had for him in a huge scale. His motivational words are so uplifting and carry such a wonderfull message.

volcanoAnother amazing thing about this memoir is the fact that it’s filled with connor’s stunning photographs. Besides turning it into a beautifully crafted novel, they bring life and personality to the book, which is just amazing.

Besides talking about charity, high-school and his sexuality, Connor teaches us that we should stand up for ourselves and embrace our flaws. There may exist a lot of people who will try to label you or get to you and you just need to ignore them and be yourself. This book carries such an important message and that’s why I recommend it to everyone. Even if you’re not his biggest fan, you will end up being after reading this.


“Girls can be athletic. Guys can have feelings. Girls can be smart. Guys can be creative. And vice versa. Gender is specific only to your reproductive organs (and sometimes not even to those), not your interest, likes, dislikes, goals, and ambitions. Guys need feminine energy as much as girls need masculine energy to get by in the world. These are the things they don’t write on the chalkboard with the mathematical proofs.”

“My best friend, Troye, once told me, “If you wanna make cool shit, you gotta make cool shit”, and it’s engraved in my mind.”

12899901_1018264048234215_974011472_n“Raise your hand if you like every single aspect of your appearence. Unless Beyoncé is reading this book, there should be no hands in the air.”

“Trust me, the judgment says more about the labeler than the labeled.”

“People are beautiful. All people, of all shapes and sizes. The fact that we are living, breathing organisms that happen to have opposable thumbs, allowing us to pick up our phones and be on it for the entire damn day, is nothing short of brilliant. What makes us even more magnificent as a species is that we are lucky enough to be uniquely different – and it’s THAT individuality we must each harness and celebrate.”

“I can take the road to success or the road to failure, I thought. Both are just as easy. Or hard, depending on your perspective.”

“Forget about self-image and self-judgment. It’s about self-love, and no one teaches you that at school. No one teaches you that if you accept and love yourself, nothing and no one can touch you. This is the only face and body you’re ever going to get, so be comfortable and happy in it. Own it. Own every aspect of who you are and present it to the world with the utmost pride.”


I hope you guys liked it. I don’t have any Related Recommendation for this book, because it’s a memoir. I can tell you to go listen to Troye‘s album asap or go to his channel. (tronnor needed to be in this review, thank you very much). I can leave you Connor’s website/brand – Common Culture – that sells clothing, music and coffee. I can tell you to go binge-watch his videos. Or to go watch this one particular video, whose script is featured in the book. Love you all (:






Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe | Book Review

Hey guys! What’s up? So, on sunday I started and finished Aristole and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz and i loved it, so i decided to review it.


Title: Aristole and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Author: Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Genres: Young Adult Contemporary | Lgbt
Edition: Paperback – 359 pages
Rating: ✩✩✩✩✩
Goodreads goal: 02/30 books

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My Thoughts:

   From the unique writing style to the amazing characters and the beautiful quotes and thoughts, this book was a rollercoaster. And i loved it. Benjamin Alire Sáenz has a way with words that makes this book such a quick read – i mean, i read it in less than 24 hours. The plot is not very complicated, since there’s a lot of introspection and the writing was very simple but still beautiful.

    This books is told from Ari’s point of view. In my oppinion, he was an amazing character and still a dark and closed person, which i really enjoyed. I actually thought he was a very relatable character and I totally understood everything he felt and did. And then we have Dante. I mean, how could I not like him? He’s sincere, funny, intelligent and just so cool.

    I really enjoyed their friendship, and they way that they learned new things with each other. I also liked the fact that there are a lot of differences between Ari and Dante, but they still were best friends. I also loved their families’ appearences, which added a realistic factor to the book. Their parents were all so different, but still so interesting to read about.

    Overall, i really did like this book. The plot and everything descripted in this novel is stuck in my head and I’m now thinking about it all the time. This book was just so powerfull – it really messed up with my emotions. If you haven’t gotten around to reading this yet, you really should. I highly recomend it!

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